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first_imgStructures and natural mangrove/Desa Bedono (credits Wetlands International)Director of EcoShape Building with Nature, Henk Nieboer and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of The Netherlands, have released the position paper about critical steps for upscaling Building with Nature.The two authors, invite the international water sector to join forces and scale up the Nature Based Solutions.Ovink and Nieboer argue in their paper that the following steps are critically important to achieve upscaling:Educate the new generation of engineers, designers, ecologists, policy makers, politicians and managers in the principles of Nature Based Solutions;Develop a credible narrative of Nature Based Solutions on landscape scale for various water related challenges, including business cases and examples of successful (pilot) projects;Implement large scale pilot projects worldwide and disseminate the experience and knowledge gained;Involve communities in the planning and implementation of nature based solutions and equip them with knowledge and financial means in order to scale up and sustain such solutions, working side by side with governments and private sector;Scale up existing pilots and replicate these in international consortia across the globe, in partnership with the financial sector (Multilateral Development Banks, the Green Climate Fund, governments, private sector and pension funds).EcoShape is a consortium of engineering firms, knowledge institutes, dredging companies, NGO’s and government agencies working together to develop, test and share knowledge about Building with Nature in pilot projects.Partners are Boskalis, Van Oord, Witteveen+Bos, Deltares, Wageningen University, Arcadis, Royal Haskoning DHV, HKV Lijn in Water, IHC, Vereniging van Waterbouwers, Wetlands International and Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.last_img read more

first_imgFloyd’s death has sparked national outrage, and social justice demonstrations turned violent this week in Minneapolis and beyond. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard on Thursday in order to “help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace.”Kaepernick’s posts on Twitter and Instagram, both shared Thursday afternoon, addressed the rising anger across the country.MORE: Stephen Jackson opens up about friendship with George Floyd”When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction,” Kaepernick said. “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.”We have the right to fight back! Rest in power George Floyd.” A post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on May 28, 2020 at 9:47am PDTThe four officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired, which Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said was “the right call.” The officer who was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck in the video was later identified as Derek Chauvin. The FBI is investigating the incident. Colin Kaepernick is fully behind the ongoing protests taking place following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.A video surfaced Monday showing a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck near a squad car. (Officers were responding to a report of a suspected forgery at the time.) Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe, and at one point he stopped moving and appeared to be unconscious. Floyd later died at a local hospital. Kaepernick became a prominent voice for social justice after choosing to kneel during the national anthem in 2016 while playing for the 49ers. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in August 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”UPDATE: Chauvin was taken into custody and has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday afternoon. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more