BiodiverCities Advisory Committee

The BiodiverCities Advisory Committee includes representatives from local governments, as well as senior executives from relevant international organisations. The purpose of the BiodiverCities Advisory Committee is to provide local and international leaders with an internationally recognised platform to strategically review, guide and promote our BiodiverCities initiatives and partnerships that are implemented through the Cities Biodiversity Center.

The Advisory Committee members are:



Mayor Troy Pickard (Chairperson)
City of Joondalup, Australia


Honourable Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon
Mexico City, Mexico


Dr. Joan Clos
Executive Director

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


Honourable Mayor Luciano Ducci
City of Curitiba, Brazil


Mr. Stephen Granger
Chair of the Pilot Phase Steering Committee
City of Cape Town


Honourable Mayor Gilberto Kassab
São Paulo, Brazil


Honourable Mayor Takashi Kawamura
City of Nagoya, Japan


Julia Marton-Lefѐvre
Director General


Lord Mayor Jürgen Nimptsch
City of Bonn, Germany


Mayor Councillor James Nxumalo
City of Durban, South Africa (eThekwini Municipality)

Professor Norbert Müller
President of URBIO


Commissioner Babu M.T. Krishna Stephen
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation


Mayor Michael Applebaum
City of Montreal, Canada