CitiesWithNature to hold Action Platform demonstration webinar

CitiesWithNature is a partnership initiative brought together by founding partners: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI),  the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),  and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), along with supporting bodies such as the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and international partners, such as WorldWide Fund for Nature, UN Environment Program (UNEP), Cities4Forests, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, London National Park City, Ecocity Builders, Salzburg Global Seminar, Biophilics, and new organizations aspiring to join the international partnership.

The CitiesWithNature initiative was launched at the 2018 ICLEI World Congress held in Montrèal, Canada. Presently, more than 200 cities from 63 countries around the world have already joined the network. As CitiesWithNature continues to grow in membership, its relevance and use have also been upgraded to help cities globally achieve its commitment in preserving and conserving urban biodiversity. On 26 March 2022, the CitiesWithNature Action Platform was launched during the celebration of the Earth Hour aiming to cater to and recognize cities and regions commitments to a nature-prositive future. Specifically, the action platform aims to support countries, which have ratified the CBD, in achieving their commitments to the Convention.  

This webinar will gather cities and regions around Southeast Asia to mobilize subnational actions towards achieving the goals and ambitions set by the CBD and its Parties. Cities and regions will be encouraged to join the CWN and RWN network and utilize the tools and resources, especially the Action Platform in their biodiversity initiatives. Members CWN/RWN can also enjoy the benefits of being a part of a larger network where everyone can learn from one another. 

Specifically, the webinar will:

  • Provide updates on the on-going preparations for the CBD COP 15 
  • Introduce the CitiesWithNature as well as the RegionsWithNature Platforms
  • Demonstrate the Action Platform on how cities, municipalities, and regional governments can leverage the platform toward achieving nature-positive urban environments
  • Share knowledge and experiences within the CWN/RWN networks in urban biodiversity protection and conservation

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