Nature for city life
what is this ?

A regional project to develop nature in cities to adapt to climate change.

A few numbers

5 ans

This is the duration of the project !


This is the number of partners
(6 public and 2 associations)

3.7 M€

This is the total project budget
(of which 1.99 M€ LIFE grant)


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The Project

Background Context

Climate change is one of the major challenges of our century. It is already having an impact on our daily lives: summer heat peaks, the frequency and violence of natural disasters, droughts, the spread of disease, deteriorating air quality...

These impacts of climate change are exacerbated in urban areas due to their combination with the artificialization of soils and concentration of human activities. However, more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase further to 66% by 2050[1].

Faced with these climate changes, strengthening the adaptation of urban spaces is a major challenge. The development and enhancement of nature zones (infrastructures or green and blue fields) and all the services provided by nature in cities is a response to this challenge.

The Nature for city LIFE project aims to strengthen the adaptation of urban spaces to the impacts of climate change through the development and enhancement of nature in cities. Through a strong and innovative partnership between the metropolises of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur region, the project makes it possible to demonstrate the services provided by nature in an urban environment and thus provide concrete solutions for all Mediterranean cities and beyond !

A strategic objective

Develop and develop nature in cities to enhance the attractiveness of urban areas and adapt to climate change.

Two operational objectives

  • Inform, sensitize and train different audiences and actors on the services provided by nature in the city, based on demonstration sites.
  • Strengthen the integration of urban nature into urban development projects.

[1] 2014 edition of the report on the prospects for United Nations urbanization.