Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction
Natural areas play a vital role in protecting cities from disaster events. Cities that have functioning ecosystems are more resilient to climate change.
Improving cities’ natural areas leads to improved food security.
Habitat and Green Spaces
Natural areas provide multiple ecosystem services, which are of value to city residents.
Health and Wellbeing
Improving cities’ natural areas leads to increased human wellbeing.
Livelihoods and Green Economy
There are multiple ways in which conserving our natural areas can provide jobs and economic opportunities for city residents.
Functioning ecosystems improve the availability of water, and its quality.