Green Leader is a pilot training and advisory program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, implemented by the Sendzimir Foundation. The aim of the program is to support local leaders in their activities aimed at environmental protection, adaptation and mitigation of climate change and sustainable development.
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 level.
At the beginning of September we started a new project in cooperation with Croatian Green Building Council that will contribute to an increased understanding, acceptance and uptake of climate friendly solutions and renovation procedures in historical buildings among municipal decision makers and key experts.
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 with the aim to enhance the resilience of cities that are facing major environmental, socio-economic and cultural transitions and challenges.
The project Climate Mitigation through Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Poland (Climate NBS Poland) realised by the Sendzimir Foundation in partnership with the Ecologic Institute from Berlin from October 2018 till November 2020 thanks to funding from GIZ on behalf of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The aim of the project is to initiate dialogue and exchange of experience on the management of green areas in cities. In order to develop a sustainable, cross-sectoral, partnership-based cooperation and exchange of experience between entities involved in the creation and management of urban green areas and other stakeholders.
The goal of the project was to implement innovative methods of nature management in three Polish cities – Krakow, Lodz and Poznan. This included creating an interactive platform for research, consultation and monitoring of the quality of nature; building a dialogue between local self-governments and social partners as well as a number of educational activities and involving urban residents.