Shape EU’s green future: cities called to participate in UNP+ survey

Join the UNP+ survey to help identify training and capacity building needs for effective Urban Nature Plans, enhancing local authorities' ability to meet EU biodiversity and sustainability goals.

Source: Urban Nature Plans + Project

Are you a representative of a city or municipal authority in Europe? The ‘Urban Nature Plans +’ (UNP+) project invites you to take part in a comprehensive survey aimed at evaluating the training and capacity building needs of local governments for the effective implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS).

Supported by EU funding, the UNPplus (UNP+) initiative aims to foster collaboration between local governments and communities, aligning their efforts with national sustainability goals. With 11 academic partners and 5 European cities involved, the project focuses on exploring innovations and overcoming barriers in Urban Nature Plans. The insights gathered will help bridge gaps and shape a forward-looking strategy for transforming urban ecosystems. These efforts are in line with the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and the proposed Nature Restoration Law, addressing key areas such as biodiversity enhancement, ecosystem restoration, and climate resilience.

The survey seeks to pinpoint specific training and capacity building needs that will empower local authorities to develop and implement effective Urban Nature Plans (UNPs). This initiative directly supports NetworkNature’s efforts to enhance the capabilities of local and regional governments across Europe. Participation is encouraged from officials overseeing urban greening and nature planning, ensuring a comprehensive needs assessment that aligns with the EU’s biodiversity vision and restoration laws.

Your input will contribute to shaping tailored capacity-building initiatives aimed at empowering cities to create and implement their own UNPs in accordance with EU directives. Join us in paving the way for widespread adoption of Urban Nature Plans across Europe.

Take part in the survey today to make your voice heard!

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