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Nature provides immense value and multiple benefits to urban communities. Daring cities are those who are leading the way on ambitious local action – not only for climate, but for nature too. The loss of nature is a global crisis in its own right, and cities are not only part of the problem, but are also key to the solution. No action is too small. Now is the time for cities and regions to act with unprecedented ambition to secure our increasingly urban future. Our solutions lie in nature.
CitiesWithNature is a global partnership initiative co-founded by ICLEI, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and The Nature Conservancy. CitiesWithNature provides a space to celebrate and showcase best practice from around the world. The initiative is growing and nurturing a community of practice comprising cities, regions, partner organisations, projects, practitioners, researchers, and urban communities to conserve, restore, and mainstream nature in and around urban areas. With over 170 cities and regions who have joined to date, the ever-growing CitiesWithNature family invites you to be a part of this first-of-its-kind initiative.
Co-shaped by a growing network of partners, including WWF, World Urban Parks, Cities4Forests, UNEP, and many others, the initiative provides a shared online platform for cities and regions to connect, learn, share, and inspire each other in pursuit of achieving global impact through collective local action for nature.
- Chantal van Ham, EU Programme Manager Nature Based Solutions and Focal point for local and regional authorities, IUCN European Regional Office, Brussels
- Jayne Miller, Chair, World Urban Parks
- Jennifer Lenhart, Global Lead WWF Cities, WWF Sweden
CitiesWithNature is endorsed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity as the space for cities and regions to share their ambitions, make their commitments, and monitor and report on their progress in demonstrating their contributions to achieving the global biodiversity agenda.
Viewers will leave with a better understanding of how their city can become a city that is daring enough to demonstrate their commitment to nature. You will learn more about the growing CitiesWithNature partnership initiative, the value of joining, and information on how you can be a part of inspiring a global movement to enhance the value of nature in and around our urban areas. Viewers will also gain insights on the many functionalities that the CitiesWithNature online platform offers to cities and regions.
We dare you to join us to hear more about this exciting initiative and learn how your city can join today!