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New Global Assessment: Maintaining rich biodiversity in and around cities is possible and can greatly improve global sustainable development

Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and bi ...

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Managing biodiversity data from local government: Guidance for local authorities on publishing through the GBIF network, helping preserve knowledge about biodiversity

Copenhagen, Denmark – Local governments around the world have a new tool to help share and use vast amounts of biodiversity knowledge collected in the course of their work.

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Global alliance of cities and governments to save biodiversity of the Mediterranean region

Montreal, 19 January 2012– For the first time, local authorities and representatives of government met in Montpellier from 17 to 19 January 2012 to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including the 20 Aichi Targets, in the Mediterranean region. Eighteen countries from the ...

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City of Edmonton a model of local government support for the CBD

Montreal, 18 October 2011 – In recognition of the need to complement Parties’ uptake of decision X/22 and the associated Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020), the City of Edmonton, Canada, has formally aligned its own city-wid ...

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Cities and the United Nations pulling together for biodiversity: Global partnership meets in Bonn

Montreal, 15 September 2011— At an international strategic meeting, held in the Old Town Hall, Bonn, on 5-6 September 2011, Bonn Mayor Jürgen Nimptsch and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf invited the members of the Global Partnership on Local and Sub-Na ...

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Mayor of Montpellier, France, visits Convention Secretariat

Montreal, 8 June 2011- Serving as a reminder of the importance of translating international policy into local action, the Mayor of Montpellier, France, Madame Hélène Mandroux, paid a two-day visit to the seat of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Mo ...

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Engaging Cities of the World in the Battle for Life on Earth

Montreal 25 June 2008. The growth of the urban world represents one of the most dramatic changes experienced by humanity in recent history. For the first time in history, the world’s urban population is now greater than that of rural areas, having reached 3.2 billion people. It has increased ...

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Urban Biodiversity and the Role of Cities in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use discussed at Bonn Biodiversity Conference

Bonn, 26 May—With more than half of the world’s people now living in cities, 191 countries are, for the first time, discussing ways to promote biodiversity in an urban setting at the Biodiversity Conference taking place in Bonn, Germany. The countries are joined by the mayors of the world, who w ...

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Le maire de Montréal Gérald Tremblay participe à une conférence internationale des maires sur les villes et la biodiversité.

Montréal, le 23 mars 2007 – Du 26 au 28 mars prochain, le maire de Montréal, M. Gérald Tremblay, participera à la conférence internationale « Villes et biodiversité : atteindre la cible 2010 sur la biodiversité » qui se tiendra à Curitiba, au Brésil. Cette conférence est co-organisée par la vil ...

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