CLEVER Cities and Connecting Nature have joined forces to bring the UrbanByNature programme to China. Thereby, UbN China is leveraging CLEVER Cities’ expertise on NBS for urban regeneration and Connecting Nature’s wealth of knowledge on NBS for climate & water resilience.
Tailored to the needs and interests of Chinese local governments and urban stakeholders, UbN China is providing capacity-building and good practice exchange on a variety of topics including stakeholder engagement, technical implementation and monitoring of nature-based solutions.
"The ancient Chinese theory that man is an integral part of nature holds more truth than ever amid a time when COVID-19 continues to surge across the world. As the share of the population residing in cities increases in all regions, there is an increasing need for urban decision-makers and citizens to adopt policies and practices to integrate nature into daily life. The ICLEI East Asia Secretariat is excited to facilitate the knowledge and expertise exchange between China and Europe, through UrbanByNature, in mainstreaming nature-based solutions into urban development."
Shu Zhu, Regional Director & China Representative, ICLEI East Asia
UrbanByNature China programme
Launched in November 2020 in Chengdu, China, the UrbanByNature programme is hosting a six-part webinar series for China between June 2021 and February 2022.