Cities for Life Summit report released
The Cities for Life Summit report captures the wealth of ideas, tools, resources and messages that came out during the Summit, when more than 500 participants came together to share their progress on the Plan of Action. More.
Today is International Day for Biological Diversity 2013!
This year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity is water and biodiversity, highlighting the critical role of biodiversity and ecosystems for water security, and therefore for sustainable development. More.
Green Pilgrimage Symposium and Biodiversity Assessment Report Launch in Jerusalem
The City of Jerusalem hosted the Green Pilgrimage Symposium from 21 - 26 of April. This symposium provided the platform for city representatives, religious leaders from different faiths, as well as expects to explore opportunities for greening religious pilgrimages. More.
Joondalup International Biodiversity Conference, 2013
Now more than ever before, preserving and enhancing the environment within the context of a changing climate is a key focus and priority for Governments, the private sector and the wider community. UPDATED program now available! More.
International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 will focus on Water
On 22 May 2013 the International Day of Biological Diversity will be celebrated, and this year’s theme will focus on water. Highlighting the importance of ecosystems and how they provide security and sustainability to not only forests and animals, but to human populations too. More»
SA Minister receives "Gift to the Earth" award
On 8 May 2013 in Cape Town South Africa, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, was presented with a symbolic gift from WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) following the recent declaration that the Prince Edward and Marion Islands have become a Marine Protected Area (MPA), South Africa’s first. More.
Protecting Edmonton’s natural areas
"The Big Island/Woodbend Natural Area presents a unique opportunity to preserve natural lands in Edmonton’s river valley that have been largely unchanged since Fort Edmonton became a gathering place for First Nations peoples and fur traders in 1846. More.
LAB Wetlands and Communities project
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Africa will engage two metros in South Africa on the Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB): Wetlands and Communities project. More.
Urban Biodiversity: A Value to Appreciate - Montréal 21-23 May 2013
The Ville de Montréal has been working together with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to host in Montréal from May 21 until May 23, 2013 the meeting of the Advisory Committee of Cities of the Global Partnership on Local and Sub-national Action for Biodiversity related to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More.
Lagos signs Durban Commitment
As the 5th Lagos Climate Change Summit wrapped up, there were several interesting highlights, including Lagos signing the Durban Commitment and many local transformations which have made significant contributions to reducing the city’s vulnerability to climate change impacts. More»
Headway in urban biodiversity research at the URBES 2nd Annual Meeting
Cutting edge science in the field of urban ecology and ecosystem services, as well as research surrounding urban biodiversity, urbanization, the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in cities and the effective governance and management of these ecosystem services were all on the cards for discussion at the 2nd Annual URBES meeting. More»
On Green & Accessible Pilgrimage
21 – 26 April, 2013
Russell Galt of the ICLEI CBC will be a speaker at this international event covering a range of sustainable best practices around urban biodiversity. For more details on registration visit here.
Working towards a National Ecological Network for Scotland
The National Ecological Networks Conference took place in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, on 6 and 7 February 2013. More»
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Water and Wetlands
The report presents insights on both critical water-related ecosystem services and also on the wider ecosystem services from wetlands in order to encourage additional policy momentum, business commitment, and investment in the conservation, restoration, and wise use of wetlands. More»
2013 World Wetlands Day, 2 February
This year’s theme for the international World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetlands and Water Management’ and aims to highlight the importance this natural resource offers to all communities. Within the African context, wetlands play a vital role in the sustainability of poor communities. More»
99,000 Londoners growing food in the city
Growing Success, a new report out reveals the huge and positive impact of the Capital Growth program over the last four years. More»
New local governance survey
The United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in collaboration with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is now launching an online survey of “Local Governance on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”. More»
The URBES Project
In the framework of the BiodivERsA-supported project, URBES, a fact-sheet has been prepared, entitled, Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being. More»
COP11 Press Release
Press Release: At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, countries agree to double resources for biodiversity protection by 2015 - Special attention for biodiversity-rich marine areas among other key outcomes. More»
19 October 2012, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability presents the "Hydrabad Declaration on sub-National Governments, Cities and other Local Authorities for Biodiversity" to 193 UN Parties during the closing of the High Level Segment of CBD COP11. Download the decleration here.
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