WCC 2016 Res 029 - Activity Report

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Constituant de l’UICN: 
European Regional Office
Type de Constituant de l’UICN: 
IUCN Secretariat
Période d’activité: 
Zone géographique: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
Quels autres Membres de l’UICN sont impliqués –ou ont été impliqués- dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution ?: 
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa, NPC ( ICLEI Africa ) / Germany
The Wildlife Trusts ( TWT ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Nature Conservancy ( TNC ) / United States of America
Quelles sont les Commissions de l’UICN impliquées dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution ?: 
IUCN CEC NatureForAll, CEPA, Social and Behaviour Change Communications Specialist Group 2017-2020 ()
IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies : Network 2017-2020 ()
Le Secrétariat de l’UICN, est-il impliqué dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution ?: 
Veuillez indiquer quels autres acteurs (non-membres de l’UICN) sont impliqués dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
The Nature of Cities, Stockholm Resilience Center, World Bank, European Commission DG Research and Innovation, Salzburg Global Seminar, Ecocity Builders, Singapore Parks Board
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Rassembler des parties prenantes/RéseautageIUCN Europe organised a conference for the GrowGreen project on innovative financing for creating green cities, sharing knowledge, tools and promoting new partnerships for action to implement nature-based solutions in cities; the IUCN Urban Alliance convened a series of meetings with technical experts for developing an urban nature index; there were two meetings of the IUCN Urban Task force and IUCN co-organised workshop with GEF, World Bank and The Nature Conservancy for green urban development; participated in the Singapore Cities and Biodiversity Index 10 year anniversary to review and refine the 23 indicators of the Singapore Index on Cities Biodiversity. IUCN is a founding partner of CitiesWithNature - global platform for cities and other subnational governments, their communities and experts to connect, share and learn from each other in mainstreaming nature into our cities in ways that benefit both people and nature; as member of the Advisory Board of The Nature of Cities, IUCN has supported the first Summit of this Network that took place in Paris in June 2019. On-going
Education/Communication/SensibilisationIUCN Europe convened a session on urban nature during the IUCN European Members Forum - the Value of Nature for a sustainable urban future; A book chapter for a Springer publication was published - Nature-Based Solutions and Protected Areas to Improve Urban Biodiversity and Health; the IUCN Urban Alliance has made video interviews with experts and compiled 17 urban nature blogs and 34 urban nature case studies; A factsheet was produced on Building Resilience with Green and Blue Infrastructure for the ENABLE project; Visual Story Nature in the City was published by IUCN; story by IUCN Member - Nature for health on our urban minds On-going
Activités techniques/scientifiquesThe IUCN Urban Alliance is working on a an ‘Urban Nature Manifesto’ containing key short, medium and long term ‘asks’ for improving the social and ecological performance of cities and the Urban Nature Index is under development; the IUCN Frencn National Committee launched tools for subnational governments to work on biodiversityOn-going
Veuillez indiquer quels ont été les résultats obtenus dans le cadre des activités entreprises pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
In 2019, the urban activities of IUCN have been strengthened thanks to the support of the Arcadia Fund for the Urban Alliance and through support from the EU for projects to implement nature-based solutions and to increase the awareness of the benefits of nature for cities. The collaboration with core partners, such as ICLEI, The Nature of Cities, The Nature Conservancy is maintained and some new connections were made as part of the project activities and the development of the urban nature index. IUCN Commissions, in particular WCPA, CEC and CEM have actively engaged in expanding the urban dimension of their work and IUCN Regional Offices in Asia, Africa, South and Meso America are growing their involvement in working with cities providing expertise and capacity building to create new partnerships for biodiversity protection, enhancing the connectivity between cities and their surrounding ecosystems and assessment of the value of natural capital as well mobilising new sources of funding to invest in urban nature-based solutions. The IUCN National Committee in France has over the years invested in supporting the efforts of subnational governments for biodiversity. Overall the urban
Quelles mesures ont été prises afin de surmonter ces obstacles ?: 
The implementation of this resolution fully depends on project funding, most actions described above are linked to the Urban Alliance project funded by Arcadia and the EU funded projects GrowGreen and ENABLE; this creates challenges for future continuation of the actions as new funding will need to be mobilised to strengthen IUCNs urban engagement across the regions in the long run
Veuillez indiquer et décrire brièvement les activités planifiées par la suite pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
Activité FutureDescription
FormationFor the EU Horizon 2020 GrowGreen project, the IUCN European Reginoal Office will roll out a capacity building programme for cites to develop and implement urban nature-based solutions strategies and projects for the project partner cities as well as other European and internatoinal cities. A new EU project has been funded - the EU platform for NBS, which will also strengthen the sharing of training and knowledge materials to cities
Rassembler des parties prenantes/RéseautageThe IUCN Urban Alliance has mobilise funding to establish an Urban Pavillion during the IUCN WCCC to showcase key achievements for biodiversity in cities from IUCN Members and partners of the alliance; the new EU funded network for NBS will convene stakeholders that have a major role in strengthen the uptake and implementation, including land owners and managers, infrastructure and finance, as well as public media.
Activités techniques/scientifiquesAs part of the IUCN Urban Alliance activities the World Conservation Congress will launch the Urban Nature Index, a first draft of which will soon be the subject of a stakeholder consultation. The index is intended to harmonise and standardise existing indicators, such as the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity, World Bank Natural Capital Assessment and Ecocity Footprint Tool. The Index will be piloted in cities.
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