Piloting the Birmingham City of Nature Plan and building an Alliance to help deliver it
The Birmingham City of Nature Plan and an Alliance to help deliver it will be the legacy of the both the work of the Naturally Birmingham Project and, through the achievements of this pilot project, the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Parks and green spaces, including blue infrastructure and water-based assets, provide considerable value. Together, they are known as ecosystem services, sustaining the city’s wildlife (its biodiversity); improving and sustaining health & wellbeing; community cohesion and quality of life; as well as mitigating and adapting to climate change.
However, access to green space across the city is not equitable and some sections of our diverse population of over 1 million people face barriers in accessing green spaces, participating in activities, or making full use of facilities on offer. We know that connection to nature not only provide benefits to the individual but also creates place attachment and a greater understanding and care for the wider environment.
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