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<< Back to: ICLEI e-News | issue 14, October 2008

Report: Mayors Conference - Local Action for Biodiversity

More than 140 mayors and senior local representatives from 34 countries came together in May 2008 in Bonn to discuss their local activities on biodiversity while national governments were negotiating further implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the 9th CBD Conference of the Parties (COP 9). The Mayors brought their results to national ministers in the High-Level Segment of the COP on 29 May 2008 and declared their readiness to participate in the global efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity. “We, the cities, want to take action!” declared Bärbel Dieckmann, the Mayor of Bonn at the end of the 2008 Mayors Conference “Local Action for Biodiversity”. Download the report (8Mb)

Conference website