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Salzburg Global Seminar to Host First Facebook Live Event During Fourth Session of Parks for the Planet Forum

Panel discussion on policies that promote nature access for urban children to be broadcast on Thursday, March 8

This live event is being hosted in partnership with the Children & Nature Network and the National League of Cities

Members of the public are invited to take part in Salzburg Global Seminar’s first-ever Facebook Live event during next week’s session, Nature and Childhood: From Research and Activism to Policies for Global Change.

A panel discussion titled, “Policies that Promote Nature Access for Urban Children,” will be broadcast live on Salzburg Global’s Facebook page on Thursday, March 8, 2018, starting at 18:00 CET.

This upcoming session, which features as part of the multi-year Parks for the Planet Forum, and in particular the Salzburg Statement from last year's meeting, aims to discuss ways to transform the city into an outdoor classroom, involve children in designing and planning green spaces, build curiosity and care for nature and establish cross-sectoral partnerships to promote an inclusive culture of health in cities.

Drawing on previous sessions of the Parks for the Planet Forum, panelists taking part in this discussion will examine evidence-based, scalable examples of policies that promote regular, equitable access to nature and outdoor play for healthy childhood development. Following this conversation, which will be moderated by Clare Shine, vice president and chief program officer of Salzburg Global Seminar, panelists will take questions from session participants and members of the audience watching online.

Panelists include:

  • Dima Boulad, designer and co-founder of the Beirut Green Project
  • Karen Keenleyside, vice chair for People and Parks, IUCN WCPA
  • Margaret Lamar, vice president strategic initiatives, Children & Nature Network
  • Priya Cook, principal associate, Connecting Children to Nature, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families

Join us on Thursday, March 8, 2018, on Salzburg Global’s Facebook page between 18:00 and 19:00 (CET) to learn about the importance of creating equitable access to nature as well as to engage in this stimulating discussion. Let us know you are taking part by registering your interest on Facebook.

This broadcast is presented in partnership with the Children & Nature Network and National League of Cities, who both collaborate on the U.S.-based initiative, Cities Connecting Children to Nature. This organization provides city leaders with technical assistance, training and peer learning opportunities to increase access to nature so that children, families, and communities can thrive.


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