The Nature for City LIFE project, which began in 2017, will end this year. These five years will have allowed to anchor on the territory of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur various actions allowing to value the benefits of the nature in city in connection with the adaptation to the climate change with the partners of the project that are the Metropolises Aix Marseille Provence, Nice Côte d'Azur, Toulon Provence Méditerranée, the city of Marseille, the Laboratory Population Environment Development of Aix-Marseille University, the Office of the Guides of the GR2013 and Atmosud various actions allowing to value the benefits of the nature in city in connection with the adaptation to the climate change.
But the adventure does not stop there! Indeed, the Grant Agreement provides for the realization of an After LIFE plan in 2022 whose actions will have to last for at least 5 years. Thus, the Southern Region, coordinator of the project, has worked with its partners to develop and adopt an After-LIFE plan that will allow the continuation of certain LIFE actions as well as the implementation of new actions for at least 5 years (2023/2027).
Information, awareness and training of the various publics and actors on the services provided by nature in the city and the strengthening of the integration of nature in the city in urban development projects are among the main objectives of the Nature for City LIFE project.
In this respect, the South Region and its partners wish to support several actions which they consider essential to ensure that the awareness and information of the various actors on the issues of nature in the city and adaptation to climate change are sustained over time. These include climate monitoring, socio-economic monitoring, itinerancy, training for elected officials, the MOOC and training for elected officials.
A steering committee meeting in October, followed by the vote on a regional resolution in December, will make it possible to adopt this collective roadmap aimed at consolidating the objectives of the project for sustainable cities over time.