Cities are growing—fast. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
The actions we take over this next decade will define the planet's path over the next century. The Nature Conservancy is urgently taking on the dual threats of biodiversity loss and the climate crisis, maximizing resilience and benefits for communities. What we achieve is just as important as how. By letting science guide our focus and equity guide our execution, we can shape a better 2030 for our planet.
A century ago, New York City embraced a powerful tool for improving urban life: planting trees. The city recently completed an effort to plant another million trees—this time to help tackle climate change.
Take Action for Healthy Cities
The Nature Conservancy is working around the world to demonstrate what nature can do for cities—and what cities can do for nature. Add your voice: call for natural solutions for healthy cities and volunteer to make a difference today.
The Youth Engagement team works to expand the current conservation movement by ensuring that young people from all backgrounds gain necessary skills to become a force for nature.
How We’re Building Sustainable Cities
Check out the latest perspectives, research and tools that inform TNC’s work in cities and our other conservation priorities.