Welcome to CitiesWithNature
Now, more than ever, there is a need to unite and embrace nature, reconnect communities with nature, become CitiesWithNature!
Become part of this unique initiative that recognizes and enhances the value of nature in and around cities across the world.
It provides a shared platform for cities and their partners to engage and connect, working with shared commitment towards a more sustainable urban world.
CitiesWithNature & RegionsWithNatureNUMBERS
Cities & regions from
20 April 2023
Climate and Nature in cities and regions: Water connects all
06 March 2023
Six Chinese “Charming Cities” announced at COP15READ MORE
06 February 2023
CitiesWithNature and RegionsWithNature growing significantlyREAD MORE
02 February 2023
Celebrating the importance of Wetland Cities on World Wetlands DayREAD MORE
CitiesWithNatureAROUND THE WORLD
Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
Town of Niort
Town of Apex
Municipality of Belo Horizonte
City of Yarra
Kochi Municipal Corporation
CitiesWithNature was developed out of a fundamental need by cities and provides a powerful global platform to connect them and other subnational governments with each other, their communities and experts to inspire and learn from one another on their shared journey to integrate nature into cities in a way that benefits both people and nature.
Biodiversity is essential for human survival. Since more than 50% of the human population live in cities now, we must ensure that biodiversity thrives in cities – for our own good!
Whilst the case for nature-based solutions has been thoroughly made, we remain a long way short of mainstreaming green design at all scales in urban ecosystems. The IUCN Urban Nature Alliance looks forward to working with ICLEI and CitiesWithNature in ensuring nature-based solutions become the new normal for cities across the world in the next decade.
Now, more than ever, we need to reconnect with nature, to plan, build and manage our cities with nature! ICLEI and its partners are proud to present this shared global ambition, which aims to enable a growing number of cities and partners to come on board and collaborate.
Coming from one of the greatest biodiverse regions of the world, I have witnessed the impacts that climate change have done to our environment. Life, as we know, is at risk and is our responsibility to ensure the conservation of our ecosystems and the sustainable use of our natural resources; we need to recognize the urgency of maintaining harmony with nature by making use of the powerful platforms at our disposal. CitiesWithNature has become a very important global tool to connect and commit to taking action in favor of our ecosystems.
CitiesWithNature is brought to you by founding partners ICLEI, TNC and IUCN, along with supporting bodies such as the CBD and other international partners.
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