Realising the Urban Opportunity: Cities and Post-2020 Biodiversity Governance

When it comes to ensuring a new deal for nature and people, cities have much to offer. Read a policy brief on the role of cities in restoring, conserving and thriving with nature.

Project Goals

Led by Durham University, NATURVATION involves 14 institutions across Europe working in fields as diverse as urban development, innovation studies, geography, ecology, environmental assessment and economics. Our partnership includes city governments, non-governmental organisations and business. We will assess what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities, examine how innovation is taking place, and work with communities and stakeholders to develop the knowledge and tools required to realise the potential of nature-based solutions for meeting urban sustainability goals.

We are sharing our love for urban nature.
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News, Events and Blog posts

The NATURVATION-inspired Special Issue on the governance of nature-based solutions has now been published!
Four years, six cities, nearly a hundred meetings involving hundreds of stakeholders. Learn about our collaborative journey in this book.
When it comes to ensuring a new deal for nature and people, cities have much to offer. Read a new policy brief on the role of cities in restoring, conserving and thriving with nature.
Naturvation findings to be shared during webinar on circular economy and financing

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