City Biodiversity Summit 2010

       City Biodiversity Summit 2010             

The conservation of biological diversity, one of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, requires initiatives to be taken not only at the national level but also at the local level. The role of local authorities, the ones implementing policy measures in the communities, has become crucial. As biological diversity is also an issue that shall be addressed on a global scale, it is essential for local authorities from around the world to convene and exchange information.


•Date: October 24 – 26 (Sun.-Tue.), 2010

•Venue: Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

•Organizers: Aichi Prefecture, City of Nagoya, Aichi-Nagoya COP 10 CBD Promotion Committee

•Co-organizers: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

•Participants: Heads of local authorities and representatives of related international organizations


The City Biodiversity Summit aims to confirm the importance of “Cities and Biodiversity” to facilitate the sharing of information and exchange of experience among local authorities worldwide, and to appeal to the world on the need for further expanding local initiatives to conserve biodiversity.

The Summit results will be put together in the declaration and presented at the CBD COP 10 High Level Segment to introduce the initiatives taken by local governments.

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