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UrbanByNature - the global programme for urban nature pioneers

UrbanByNature is a facilitated capacity-building programme promoting exchange among cities, researchers and SMEs and building bridges with the NBS communities in Brazil, the Caucasus, China, South America, Korea, and South-Eastern Europe. Participation in the programme is open and free of charge with new opportunities coming up regularly for other regions worldwide. New hubs are planned in Spain, Scotland and Flandres.

Cities for an Integrated Landscape Approach - Curbing Land Degradation and Restoring Europe’s Soil Ecosystems

This ICLEI Europe led position paper provides key recommendations concerning the EU Soil Strategy for 2030.

Policy Support Facility: Fostering a local just resilience - “Speeding up adaptation to reduce the risk of disasters”

The session “Speeding up adaptation to reduce disaster risk” presents local experiences of disaster risk management, with particular reference to the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS).

Tackling the climate and biodiversity crises in Europe through Urban Greening Plans

Recommendations on implementing and operationalising Urban Greening Plans.

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award

How can your city become future-proof?

The brochure includes transformation pathways from European Green Capital Network members and practical tips for local governments looking for ways to make their cities and towns future-proof.

Local authorities urged to join EU process for improving quality of life in cities at Bonn event

The Italian municipality of Bologna called for local authorities attending Open European Day 2018 in Bonn
(Germany) today to join them in contributing to the EU Urban Agenda

What issues are addressed by Nature-Based Solutions?

Nature-based solutions have multiple benefits for multiple stakeholders. PBL interviewed some of the stakeholders on the issues they see addressed by nature-based solutions for