The future of humanity is an urban future—by 2050, up to 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in cities. As cities grow and the global climate warms, these billions of urban people face increasing threats from air and water pollution, sea-level rise, and urban heat. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Far from being antithetical to urban development, nature offers tangible benefits for city residents and increases cities’ resilience. This series, created in partnership by ICLEI and The Nature Conservancy, makes the case for investing in nature-based solutions and explore mechanisms to leverage the funding and political will for such investments. By investing in nature now, we stand to build a better world for cities and nature tomorrow.
Why cities should be investing in nature-based solutions to ensure their resilience in the face of climate change and what mechanisms exist to leverage funding and political will. Why nature matters in our new urban world Making the case for nature in cities By Kobie Brand, Director: ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC), @kobiebrand For over … Continued
This is the second in a series, created in partnership by ICLEI CBC and The Nature Conservancy, making the case for investing in nature-based solutions and explores mechanisms to leverage the funding and political will for such investment. Read the article below by Andrew M. Deutz, Ph. D., Director, International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy. … Continued