Daring Cities Sessions

CitiesWithNature

Towards Adopting a Renewed Decision on Local and Subnational Governments at the Biodiversity COP

This event will take the form of a high-level political session, convened by ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, and endorsed by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to discuss the critical role of local and subnational governments in the implementation of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), which will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the CBD in Kunming, China in 2021.
The event will challenge cities to be daring enough to not only making ambitious commitments to achieving the global climate agenda, but also to achieving the global biodiversity agenda.

Introducing CitiesWithNature to Daring Cities for Climate Resilience

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. 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. You will leave with a better understanding of how their city can become a city that is daring enough to demonstrate their commitment to nature, including the value of joining CitiesWithNature partnership initiative, 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. We dare you to join us to hear more about this exciting initiative and learn how your city can join today!