Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity and the International Day for Biological Diversity 2010

While cities are today part of the problem of the current unprecedented loss of biodiversity, they are also part of the solution. Indeed, they have a major role to play, as global change starts at the local level. Several leading cities and local authorities are actively involved in this battle for life on Earth and one of the ways they have chosen to spread the word about biodiversity loss is to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, and to take this opportunity to inform their citizens about Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation.

Already, twelve members of the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity have prepared their celebrations.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme