Who Wants to Live in Greener Cities? 

Listen to our inspiring exchange with Liliana Jaramillo Pazmiño from Ecuador, a young native plants lover whose goal is to make a greener Quito, the capital, while contemplating sustainable and educational actions. This episode is about the important topic of greening cities, with Liliana as our guide. Liliana is a biologist with a Master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Melbourne. Since she is not only a dreamer, she has decided to take action and has founded Nativus for the conservation of native species in cities. She is now a major player in rehabilitating neglected urban spaces into green parks and in greening roofs in the city of Quito. She is also an activist working together with communities for environmental education and inclusive actions. Liliana brings nature into the city while considering the needs of everyone. As a biodiversity lover, she has also built her own native plants nursery. 




Hosts: Jennifer Gacich (FAO) and Mateusz Benko (UNEP) 

Producers: Cecilia Casalini (FAO), Giorgia Cherubini (UNEP), Katia de Prado (UNEP), Pierre Flecheux (UNEP) and James Obata (FAO). 

Music © “Jungle” by DayFox 

Picture © Liliana Jaramillo Pazmiño


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