City of Malmö joins ‘Making Cities Resilient 2030’ initiative to strengthen fight against climate change

ICLEI member Malmö (Sweden) has become the newest member of the global network Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), an initiative convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to support cities in building their resilience to climate and disaster risks. ICLEI is a core MCR2030 partner, currently playing the role of co-chair of the initiative’s European Regional Coordination Committee.

In addition to becoming a MCR2030 member, Malmö intends to establish itself as a Resilience Hub for the Baltic Sea Region, with a special focus on Nordic Blue-Green Solutions and climate adaptation, which will give the city a unifying role for MCR2030 members in the area.


Enhancing natural and cultural values in Tallinn’s Vormsi Park

In GoGreenRoutes, the City of Tallinn (Estonia) is working to enhance the recognition of existing natural and cultural values through site-specific green solutions. The city will implement a series of interventions (Nature-based Solutions) at the Vormsi Park to make it more accessible and pleasant so that all residents can spend their free time there. This will help increase environmental awareness, establish an educational learning environment for children, and promote healthy lifestyles.

Clean, green, repeat

The ProGIreg Living Lab in Zagreb has been introducing a range of Nature-based Solutions to revive the post-industrial areas in the Sesvete district. Place is also defined by people and getting them in involved, and as such the project hosted a series of workshops bringing together stakeholders to look at the building blocks for green growth.

Cultivating Cities from within

Cross-city collaboration between Burgas, Lahti, Limerick, Tallinn, and Umeå through GoGreenRoutes Challenge Workshops gave new insights into implementing nature based solutions which seek to embed a strong social dimension and participatory approach in the planning processes.


Scaling investment for nature

More than half the world’s GDP – $44 trillion – is at immediate risk due to nature loss. Investing in nature and Nature-based Solutions imperative. Yet, despite the strong economic case and increasing number of financing commitments, the investment gap remains large. Learn more  about how the private sector is playing role in addressing this gap, and the approaches to scaling investment.

Participatory processes are NICE – collaboration for circular water

Participatory processes can be a powerful tool in creating long lasting change – especially when used in the implementation of nature based solutions. A group training session, led by NICE partner LISODE, a French organisation specialising in cooperative training, created an opportunity for NICE Cities Urban Real Labs to learn how to engage stakeholders. Learn more about the project.


Gathering experiences from vulnerable regions: take the REGILIENCE survey

Through this questionnaire, REGILIENCE project partners will select the 10 most vulnerable and interested regions in Europe to receive tailored support, ranging from region-specific workshops to help desk access, peer-to-peer mentorship, and testing of innovative public-private partnerships. Take the survey here!

Open for comments: ARCH’s CEN workshop agreement for resilient historic areas

When it comes to boosting the resilience of historic areas, the ARCH project has shown that an integrated approach is necessary; one that combines Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. To that end, ARCH has developed together with several other organisations a draft CEN Workshop Agreement, CWA 17727 on a Disaster Risk Management / Climate Change Adaptation Framework for historic areas, which is now available for public review and commenting.

New UrbanByNature website

A brand-new website has been launched for UrbanByNature, a programme powered by ICLEI in collaboration with EU-funded projects Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities. The programme stimulates exchange among cities, researchers, SMEs and NGOs to create connections among Nature-based Solutions communities all over the world. As of now, UrbanByNature has established hubs in Brazil, South Korea and the Caucasus, with more planned in Spain, Scotland and Flanders. Check out the new website.

Join the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change

The European Commission launched an invitation for EU regions and communities to express their interest in joining the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change.


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