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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/10/22 filtered

Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling decision IX/28, which recognizes the role of cities and local authorities in their national biodiversity strategies and action plans and invites Parties to support and assist cities and local authorities in implementing the Convention at local level,

Acknowledging the progress achieved by the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity and consolidated in events such as the Second Curitiba Meeting on Cities and Biodiversity, held in January 2010 in Curitiba, Brazil, the fifth World Urban Forum held in March 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the second Conference of the Network Urban Biodiversity and Design URBIO 2010 in May 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, and the Expo Shanghai 2010, in China,

Welcoming the significant support of the cities of Curitiba, Bonn, Nagoya and Montreal to this initiative, and of Singapore in incorporating biodiversity in the annual World Cities Summit, developing the City Biodiversity Index (CBI) and offering Singapore National Parks Board’s Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology as a collaborative centre for the implementation of this Plan of Action, as well as the support of South Africa to the development of the guidebook Biodiversity Management for Local Governments,produced in partnership with ICLEI Local Action for Biodiversity programme as a twin publication to the UN-HABITAT Supporting Local Action for Biodiversity: The Role of National Governments,

Welcoming the outcomes of the City Biodiversity Summit 2010, held in the City of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 24 to 26 October 2010,

operational active parties other governments

paragraph 1

1.Endorses the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020) annexed to the present decision and encourages Parties and other Governments to implement it, as appropriate, in the context of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, taking into account national priorities, capacities and needs, and to report on their activities in the fifth national report of the Parties to the Convention;

operational active parties

paragraph 2

2.Invites Parties to involve subnational governments, cities and other local authorities when revising their national biodiversity strategies and action plans;

operational active others

paragraph 3

3.Invites subnational governments, cities and other local authorities and their networks to contribute to the implementation of the Plan of Action, in coordination with their national Governments, taking into account activities conducted to implement the programme of work on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA);

operational active parties governments others

paragraph 4

4.Also invites Parties, other Governments, regional organizations, development cooperation agencies, non-governmental organizations and other donors to support the implementation of the Plan of Action technically and financially, considering in particular the needs of developing countries especially the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as countries with economies in transition;

informational

paragraph 5

5. Welcomes the invitation by the City of Montpellier, France, to host the first meeting on the implementation of this Plan of Action on 17-18 January 2011;

operational implemented es

paragraph 5

6.Requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources, to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity for the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, based on the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, and convene, with appropriate partners, meetings of local authorities at the margins of future meetings of the Conference of the Parties, as per its two previous meetings, and continuing with a summit on local authorities and biodiversity to be held in India prior to the high-level segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;

operational active es

paragraph 7

7.Further requests the Executive Secretary to report on the implementation of the Plan of Action at future meetings of the Conference of the Parties.
Body
Conference of the Parties (COP)

Meeting
COP-10
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
18 - 29 October, 2010
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Elements of decision
7 1 informational 6 operational
6 1 implemented 0 superseded 0 elapsed 5 active

Actors
9 3 parties  1 other-governments  2 Others  1 governments  2 executive-secretary  

AICHI targets
6

Subjects
1 Cities and Sub national Authorities

Document
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