[WUP/WPA webinar] The Role of Urban Parks on Climate Change
World Urban Parks/World Parks Academy webinar series. Aired: 16 July 2019.
Climate change is a global challenge and the effects on everyday life are increasingly felt throughout the world. Urban parks and natural areas play a significant role in cities’ resilience to extreme weather events, their capacity to mitigate greenhouse gases, and in people’s awareness of the causes and effects of climate change. This webinar/lecture takes the City of León Mexico and its largest urban park, Metropolitan Park of León, as a case study of how urban parks can be linked to the adaptation, mitigation and education on climate change in emerging cities.
German Enriquez, CEO Leon Metropolitan Park (Mexico)
After attending this webinar, participants should be able to:
– Explain the different roles urban parks are taking to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change
– Define climate KPI as they relate to urban parks
– Identify best practices for climate change educational programs
– Describe a practical model used to calculate a park’s GHG emissions and mitigation amounts