Cities and regions that have joined CitiesWithNature through the Registry are encouraged to participate in theme-based globally coordinated activities. This will automatically make them eligible to enter the CitiesWithNature Awards, which will be awarded every two years to cities within different categories.

The CitiesWithNature theme-based packages will focus on linking nature with different city-relevant themes such as health, resilience, infrastructure, education and more. New themes, the first of which will be CitiesWithNature for Health, will be introduced every two years and those cities taking up such a theme will receive an “innovation and ideas toolkit” and associated technical guidelines to apply the theme locally.

Cities will be awarded with global recognition and prizes based on the progress made locally per specific theme. In recognition of differing local context (such as population, income, priority issues and institutional mandates) there will be different categories of awards for cities within similar groupings. These awards will be tiered and adjudicated by a high level and representative International CitiesWithNature Awards Committee on a basis of transparency and inclusivity.

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