Nature Positive: Guidelines for the Transition in Cities

Key Insights from the Latest Report by World Economic Forum and Oliver Wyman. Foreword of Jeff Merritt and Emilio Asmar.

As we navigate the path towards sustainable Tagar#urban development, the “Nature Positive: Guidelines for the Transition in Cities” report highlights essential steps and benefits for cities aiming to integrate nature-positive strategies. Here are the key takeaways:

1️⃣ Nature-positive commitment is crucial 🌱
🔹 44% of global GDP in cities ($31 trillion) is at risk due to biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and natural resource shortages.
🔹Only 37% of the world’s 500 most populous cities have developed dedicated strategies for nature or biodiversity preservation.

2️⃣ The Tagar#urban journey towards nature-positive action 🌳
🔹Commitment: City Tagar#leadership must include nature in their urban development agenda to ensure alignment and clear pathways.
🔹Strategy development: Create a nature strategy that complements Tagar#climate strategies, outlining clear objectives and actions.
🔹Implementation: Define a roadmap for actions with positive outcomes for nature and establish an impact-monitoring framework.

3️⃣ Actions to improve the enabling Tagar#Environment 💧
🔹Governance: Establish specialized governance frameworks for overseeing nature-positive initiatives.
🔹Policy and Regulations: Integrate nature-positive principles into building codes and urban planning Tagar#policies.
🔹Financing: Explore innovative funding sources like green bonds and implement payment mechanisms for ecosystem services.
🔹Data and Analytics: Develop a central data portal on nature and Tagar#biodiversity accessible to the public for informed decision-making.
🔹Stakeholder Engagement: Launch educational campaigns and engage local organizations to align on nature goals.
🔹Capabilities: Enhance training and reskilling programs for city officials on nature-related topics.

4️⃣ Benefits of an improved Tagar#environment 🏞️
🔹Operational efficiencies: Streamlined operations lead to efficient resource allocation and improved decision-making.
🔹Risk reduction: Better risk management frameworks prepare cities for emerging risks and long-term disruptions.
🔹Increased investment: Facilitating policy environments attract ESG-aligned investors for sustainable projects.
🔹Innovation: Cities adopting nature-positive strategies foster innovation and efficiency within their boundaries.
🔹Enhanced community spirit: Engaging mechanisms and communication channels foster a greater sense of community.
🔹Talent attraction: Cities known for Tagar#climate and nature action become hubs for talent and purpose-driven organizations.

Let’s embrace a nature-positive future for our cities, where human beings and nature thrive together, fostering inclusive growth and shared prosperity.


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