In February 2022, we started the project Urban river valleys ecosystems. The potential of ecosystem services in anthropogenic climate change mitigation. In collaboration with Phronesis SA in Oslo, we will raise awareness of the river valley ecosystems’ value for life quality and climate change mitigation in cities.
In January 2022, we started the implementation of a two-year project. It aims to deepen the knowledge of primary school students and teachers about the role of blue-green infrastructure in adapting to climate change. In partnership with the Warsaw – Wawer District Office and PS Paaby Prosess – Edu_Action from Norway, we created an education centre for the people in the city.
In partnership with the Leśna Commune and the consulting company COWI from Norway, in December 2021, we launched a two-year project to develop and implement nature-based solutions that will help cope with drought and flooding.
We are starting to realise a new project funded by the Horizon 2020 program that aims to create local policies supporting European cities and municipalities in adapting to climate change and mitigating its effects.
“Green Leader” is a program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, implemented by the Sendzimir Foundation. It supports local leaders in environmental and climate protection activities and the effective acquisition of European Union funds for their implementation. In 2021-2022, over 80 people from 30 municipalities from all over Poland participated in the program.
In September 2020, we started the implementation of a new project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to support cities from Europe and Latin America in effective restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems to make cities more livable, resilient and inclusive. The project creates many mechanisms for the exchange of experiences and active cooperation, both at the local, regional and global levels.
Joint European-Chinese Collaborative Learning project on the role of Urban Forest nature-based solutions (UF-NBS) for sustainable urbanisation and resilient cities, launched at the beginning of September 2019. Sendzimir Foundation is among 27 partner institutions realising the project. It is a project on urban forests and nature-based solutions to enhance the resilience of cities that are facing major environmental, socio-economic and cultural transitions and challenges.