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Relevant Documents

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Capitals of Biodiversity, European municipalities lead the way in local biodiversity protection coordinated by Fundación Biodiversidad, D.L.: M-45009-2011

Presentation by SCBD, for "Sustainable Water Management in Cities: Engaging Stakeholders for Effective Change and Action" on 13-17 December 2010, in Zaragoza, Spain

Aichi/Nagoya Declaration on Local Authorities and Biodiversity This declaration is also available in French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese versions. Also, presentations at the City Biodiversity Summit 2010 is available with this link.

The Nagoya Declaration - URBIO 2010 This declaration was adopted by the URBIO 2010 participants to deliver the conference outcomes and their commitments to contribute to the future of urban biodiversity. Read the Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design (URBIO 2010), Nagoya, Japan, 18-22 May 2010.

Cities and Biodiversity Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2010

Cities and Biodiversity Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2010

Towards Aichi/Nagoya: Second Curitiba Declaration on Local Authorities and Biodiversity The declaration is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian.

Final Report of the First Expert Workshop on the Development of The Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity (CBI), The 1st workshop was held to develop The Singapore Index as an evaluation tool, in Singapore, 10-12 February. For more details click here.

Decision IX/28 on cities and biodiversity. This decision encourages the 191 Parties to the Convention to recognize the role of cities in national strategies and plans, and invites Parties to support and assist cities in implementing the Convention at local level.

Curitiba Declaration on Cities and Biodiversity- English, French and Spanish: This declaration was adopted by 70 participants at the end of the meeting on "Cities and Biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target"

Bonn Call for action of the Mayors Conference. Local governments stand for the well-being and the will of half of the world’s population. They offer their experience and their influence to strengthen and promote mplementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity within a global and multilevel partnership.

Areas of Collaboration: This document comprises the ideas that emerged from the discussions in Working Groups during the meeting on "Cities and Biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target".

Presentations and relevant information relative to the Second Meeting on the Implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-National Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities on Biodiversity, Bonn, Germany, 5-6 September 2011

Presentations

Relevant documents/announcements

Presentations and documents from the First Meeting on the Implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-National Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities on Biodiversity 2011-2020, January 2011, Montpellier, France

The meeting report is available on the meeting's documents webpage. You can also view the meeting's list of participants, the Project factsheet provided in the meeting as well as pictures of speakers and participants and of the objectives, theme clouds and ideas market.

Presentations

Presentations made during The Second Expert Workshop on the Development of the City Biodiversity Index (Singapore, July 2010)

Presentations made during The Second Curitiba Meeting on Cities and Biodiversity (Curitiba, Brazil, January 2010)

Presentations made during the meeting on "Cities and Biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target" (Curitiba, Brazil, March 2007)

Additional Information on Local Authorities and Biodiversity

Presentation by Colorado State University specialists on the contribution of local authorities to the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas, September 2010

In December 2009, at UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen: Press release by ICLEI on the "Biodiversity and Climate Change" panel and the presentation made by the CBD Secretariat at the panel.

ICLEI Council resolution on Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) initiative, at ICLEI World Congress 2009: ICLEI adopted the Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) Initiative as a global ICLEI Programme

The project "Nordic Nature – trends towards 2010" is to identify trends and status of the biological diversity in the Nordic countries towards 2010.

The manual GREENKEYS @ YOUR CITY – A GUIDE FOR URBAN GREEN QUALITY

"Review and Bibliography on Cities and Biodiversity" : The updated version by Peter Werner and Rudolf Zahner

Promoting the Protection of Nature and Biodiversity in Urban Areas: European Capital of Nature and Biodiversity - Award for Cities and Municipalities in Europe 2009-2011, project summary prepared by Elisa Calcaterra, IUCN, Countdown 2010 Secretariat.

Launch of the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity, IUCN World Conservation Congress, October 2008.

About the Convention: general information on biodiversity and the CBD

About the 2010 biodiversity target: general information

Message: from Executive Secretary, Ahmed Djoghlaf, on the occasion of World Habitat Day, Barcelona, 6 October 2008

Statement: by Executive Secretary, Ahmed Djoghlaf, on the occasion of the World Cities Summit, Singapore, 23-25 June 2008

Press release: Engaging Cities of the World in the Battle for Life on Earth, Montreal 25 June 2008.

Official documents of the meeting on "Cities and Biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target"

Press release: Urban Biodiversity and the Role of Cities in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use discussed at Bonn Biodiversity Conference, Bonn, 26 May

The Erfurt Declaration - Urbio 2008: This declaration was submitted during the International Conference of the COmpetence NeTwork URban ECcology (CONTUREC) “Urban biodiversity and design – Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in towns & cities” 21. - 24. May 2008, Erfurt, Germany

Areas of Collaboration: ideas that emerged from the discussions in Working Groups during the meeting on "Cities and Biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target".

Curitiba Declaration (English, French and Spanish) on Cities and Biodiversity

Press release: Engaging the Cities of the World in the Battle for Life on Earth, 28 March 2007

Intervention du Docteur Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention sur la diversité biologique, à la réunion du Groupe de travail sur l’environnement et le développement durable de la Conférence des élus de Montréal. Montréal, 28 août 2007.

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD, at the opening of the meeting on "Cities and biodiversity: Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity target", Curitiba, Brazil, 26 March 2007

Commitment letter from the Children of Curitiba adressed to the Mayor of Curitiba, the Executive Secretary of the CBD, and to all citizens of Curitiba, Brazil

Message of Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of the World Habitat Day, 2 October 2006

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