London becomes first National Park City

Today, 22nd July 2019, marks the occasion where London launched the National Park City Charter.

Yesterday, in London, the National park City Universal Charter was also launched to spread this incredible initiative to other cities. As a growing network of cities, researchers, practitioners, individuals, communities, and partners dedicated to urban nature, CitiesWithNature endorses this momentous occasion and stands ready to support the vision and National Park City team. Show your support today! Anyone, anywhere can be a part of this amazing initiative to transform our cities into CitiesWithNature.

“As London prepares to commit to becoming the first National Park City, we hope to see many cities follow suit through the launch of the Universal National Park City Charter on 22 July. A momentous step forward in building and growing CitiesWithNature. Congratulations to London!”
– Kobie Brand, Global Director: Biodiversity, ICLEI

As cities continue to grow and the natural environment continues to diminish at alarming rates, the time is now, like never before, to unite under a common vision to transform our cities into healthier, greener, fairer, and more harmonious places to live. As we rapidly approach the year 2020, arguably the most critical moment in the history of our planet where the “New Deal for Nature” will be negotiated, cities are at the forefront of the global collective action that will see better connections between people and nature forged in the post 2020 era. We hope to see many other cities embarking on the journey to become CitiesWithNature, and we are thrilled to endorse the National Park City Universal Charter as one of the tools that has the potential to see this global vision realised.

The universal charter, which we encourage all individuals and cities to sign, can be found here.

By signing this document you will be showing your support for the vision of National Park Cities and will be pledging to help make them a success.

“As cities continue to grow and the natural environment continues to diminish at alarming rates, the time is now, like never before, to unite under a common vision to transform our cities into healthier, greener, fairer, and more harmonious places to live. As we rapidly approach the year 2020, arguably the most critical moment in the history of our planet where the “New Deal for Nature” will be negotiated, cities are at the forefront of the global collective action that will see better connections between people and nature forged in the post 2020 era. We hope to see many other cities embarking on the journey to become CitiesWithNature, and we are thrilled to endorse the National Park City Universal Charter as one of the tools that has the potential to see this global vision realised.”
– Timothy Blatch, CitiesWithNature Program Coordinator

1 responses to "London becomes first National Park City"

August 06, 2019 at 12:54 pm, ICLEI endorses National Park City launch in London, emphasizing the importance of building CitiesWithNature - ICLEI said:

[…] both of which are partners of the NPC Foundation. In support of the initiative, CitiesWithNature showcases the Universal Charter to its growing community of practice as one of the ways we can collectively build CitiesWithNature, […]

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