Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural areas play a vital role in protecting cities from disaster events. Cities that have functioning ecosystems are more resilient to climate change.

Food Security

Improving cities’ natural areas leads to improved food security.

Habitat and Green Spaces

Natural areas provide multiple ecosystem services, which are of value to city residents.

Health and Well being

Improving cities’ natural areas leads to increased human wellbeing.

Livelihoods and Green Economy

There are multiple ways in which conserving our natural areas can provide jobs and economic opportunities for city residents.

Water Resources

Functioning ecosystems improve the availability of water, and its quality.

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