Our Partners

Our Partners

UrbanByNature is powered by ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with ICLEI’s regional offices across the world and ICLEI's World Secretariat. The programme is hosted by ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Center through its CitiesWithNature platform.

ICLEI Europe

ICLEI Europe

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, is the world’s leading network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development. Since 1992 the ICLEI European Secretariat has been closely working with ICLEI network cities in Europe, the Middle East and West Asia, other European networks, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, and many others. The ICLEI European Secretariat works with its over 100 in-house sustainability and communications professionals from its offices in Freiburg (DE), Berlin (DE) and Brussels (BE).

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ICLEI World Secretariat

ICLEI's World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, is responsible for launching and facilitating the UrbanByNature Hubs in China, South Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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CitiesWithNature is a unique initiative led by ICLEI's Cities Biodiversity Center, the Nature Conservancy and IUCN that recognizes and enhances the value of nature in and around cities across the world. The platform hosts the UrbanByNature programme on its YouTube account.

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Connecting Nature

Connecting Nature is a €11.4m five year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Programme. With 30 project partners from industry, local authorities, local communities, NGO’s and research in 16 countries, and hubs in Brazil, China, Korea & The Caucasus (Georgia and Armenia). Our aim by project end is to position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature –based solutions.

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CLEVER Cities is a €15m five-year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme to foster sustainable and socially inclusive urban regeneration in cities across Europe, South-America and China. Built on an innovative community-driven approach, the project involves local governments, citizens, businesses, knowledge partners and district-level stakeholders in identifying and implementing urban interventions that tap on the unparalleled potential of nature to tackle development challenges.

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The UrbanByNature programme is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreements No. 730222 and No. 776604. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies within UrbanByNature and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.