Our Priorities

Build Healthy Cities

Views of the New York City skyline from Central Park, New York.
New York City skyline Views of the New York City skyline from Central Park, New York. © Mat Rick

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.

View of the Second Street Bridge (George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge) over the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky View of the Second Street Bridge (George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge) over the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. © Devan King/The Nature Conservancy
An employee waters the gardens on the rooftop of the Tencent Binhai towers in Shenzhen, China.
Rooftop Garden in China An employee waters the gardens on the rooftop of the Tencent Binhai towers in Shenzhen, China. © Theodore Kaye