Workshop Revenue Model Green-Blue Business Sites

 

workshop revenue model green blue business sites - NextGreenClimate change is affecting us all. More frequent heatwaves, heavy rainfall and droughts are all affecting the quality of our living environment. Climate change is also impacting the working environment of companies. With a more blue-green design and ‘Nature-Based Solutions’, such as green roofs and trees, the effects of climate change can be mitigated. Reduced energy consumption can lead to savings (less air conditioning due to cooling green spaces), improved air quality (filtering green), and noise reduction. Additional gains, as well as an improved corporate reputation and health benefits for employees. More green space also provides better habitats for bees, butterflies and birds.

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Kick-off: Climate Adaptation Assessment in the Finance Sector

Kick-off: Climate Adaptation Assessment in the Finance Sector

Over the next few months, NextGreen – commissioned by ‘Climate-Proof Together’ – will be working on an inventory of ongoing initiatives in the field of climate risks and climate resilience in the financial sector. The aim is to create a clear overview of current developments and to identify the next steps that financial institutions can take in conjunction with real estate developers, property owners and companies in order to adapt their policy and projects to integrate climate resilience.

The development of a ‘common language’ is important in the interaction between financial institutions and municipalities and water boards. It will make their dialogue on climate-proof design more effective for developers, property owners and companies, and it will provide a quicker insight into joint solutions.

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Balancing the UN’S SDGs for the environmental vision

How can we strike the right balance between the many demands on scarce space for living, energy production, health and nature? And how can we do this within a municipality’s environmental vision? The implementation of the Dutch Environment and Planning Act requires municipalities to view the physical environment from an integrated perspective and to describe how the related social policies mesh together. At the request of the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG), NextGreen facilitated working sessions with four municipalities in order to co-create a framework for striking the right balance, based on their practical experiences and using the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a compass.

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Factsheets on ensuring climate adaptation in private property

Private property has a very significant role to play in dealing with our changing climate, from extreme rainfall to extended periods of heat and drought. The effects of this can clearly be seen in our cities. Fortunately, there are various policy options that municipalities and water boards can use to incorporate climate-adaption measures into their policy.
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Whitepaper Expeditions Natural Capital

White Paper ‘Value Creation with Natural Capital’ describes natural capital risks and opportunities for finance and business. The results of two expeditions, exploring investing in Agro-Food sector and the Built Environment, show routes for a joint transition.

An expedition is a practice based exploring dialogue, in this case between investors and investees and an expert panel. Representatives of business and finance entered into dialogues to bring forward a deeper understanding of the risks and opportunities, as well as discussing common challenges.

The white paper can be downloaded via the project page Natural Capital Expeditions, together with the slides.