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.
What is the value of CitiesWithNature?
CitiesWithNature and COVID-19
In the time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our network of cities and regions is on the frontline of response. The pandemic is calling us to increasingly connect online. CitiesWithNature, as a unique, next-generation initiative, is supporting an online community of practice, enabling learning and action around integrating nature in cities and (re)connecting people with nature. As almost half of humankind have lesser or even no options to connect with nature outdoors in these trying times, many are realising anew just how essential our connection with nature is for our own health and wellbeing, and how deeply it is longed for, once we are separated from it. We all need nature, even more so in these unprecedented times where the fast-changing daily dynamics of COVID-19 are consuming and fundamentally altering our lives.
Let us reconcile cities with nature
Local & subnational advocacy for nature: June 2020 updateREAD MORE
Celebrating the biodiverse cities of the future this International Day for Biological DiversityREAD MORE
10 Communities Named U.S. Pioneers to the CitiesWithNature PlatformREAD MORE
The Nature Pathway: A Journey for Cities and Regions
Cities and regions are embarking on the dynamic journey to becoming CitiesWithNature by engaging with the Nature Pathway’s interactive, 27-step cyclical methodology.
Engage with the Nature Pathway by logging in, building your profile and showcasing your progress along the way.
To see how cities and regions are progressing along the Nature Pathway on their journey to becoming CitiesWithNature, visit their profile pages.
CitiesWithNatureQuotes from leaders
Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General
Dr. Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division at National Parks Board, Singapore
Jonathan Hughes, Global Councillor, IUCN & Chief Executive, Scottish Wildlife Trust
Dr. Cathy Oke, First Vice President of ICLEI and Councillor for the City of Melbourne
LaTresse Snead, Director of The Nature Conservancy's Building Healthy Cities
CitiesWithNature is brought to you by founding partners ICLEI, TNC and IUCN, along with supporting bodies such as the CBD and other international partners.
Contact us today if your organization would like to become a partner