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26 January 2022

Sharing is caring: spreading nature-based solutions in cities

Cooperation between Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) has resulted in fruitful approaches for implementation of nature-based solutions. Zagreb’s gradual and inclusive approach to renewing a post-industrial district has proven a valuable approach, applicable to o...

21 January 2022

ICLEI Members prove that nature-based solutions are a safe and sound investment

Nature-based solutions are a quick and cost-effective way to transform our surroundings to become more sustainable and they will be a key element in building more resilient and healthy societies. A new report on ‘Investing in a Green Urban Future’ demonstrates that these solutions are a ...

19 January 2022

New nature-based solutions website takes participants on a visual learning journey

With a new year comes new visions and goal setting for environmental organisations for the months ahead. In this vein, a key nature-based solutions capactiy-building programme has launched a website to help global nature-based solutions leaders access course materials free of charge, as well as disc...

10 December 2021

Take the first steps to develop a nature-based solutions hub

Communities around the world are exploring how ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS), or solutions inspired by nature can provide people with social and economic benefits. Communities, organisations and regions with experience in this field are invited to work with ICLEI to set themselves up as...

8 December 2021

Apply now to become a host city of the Connecting Nature Roadshow

Cities in Europe are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest to become a stop along the Connecting Nature Roadshow - a mobile exhibition showcasing innovative solutions to co-create, implement and manage nature based-solutions. The Roadshow offers interactive workshops over a period of thre...

29 November 2021

A Coruña spearheads new UrbanByNature hub to make nature flourish in Spain

The time for Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to take their rightful place in Spain has arrived. This week, the City of A Coruña (Spain) launched a new UrbanByNature hub to enhance exchange on NBS among Spanish and global cities, connect stakeholders such as municipalities, universities, NGOs and...

26 November 2021

A new pathway to resilience: ICLEI welcomes new 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs in Europe

From extreme weather events such as floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece to the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster risks are growing and becoming more relevant to people living in urban centres. To solve different crises like the ones the world experienced in 2021, cities need access to relevant resou...

23 November 2021

Implementing natural solutions for more circular urban water systems

Water is an increasingly scarce and polluted resource, especially in urban areas. To address this a new EU funded project, aptly titled NICE, will create innovative and enhanced nature-based solutions to create closed and sustainable urban water loops. What are nature-based solutions? These solutio...

28 October 2021

Action catalysed by the Mannheim Message one year on

One year ago, in October 2020, the Mannheim Message was launched at the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, known as Mannheim2020. The European Commission welcomed the launch, with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission,...