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SCBD/LAB (ICLEI-IUCN) Side Event on "Cities and Biodiversity"

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Date and Time
26 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

The side event will focus on the critical role of local governments in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Developments at the local level will be presented, such as results of the Curitiba Declaration on Cities and Biodiversity adopted in March 2007 in Brazil, and the "Local Action for Biodiversity" (LAB) programme started jointly bu ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and IUCN (Countdown 2010) in 2006.