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Local Action for Biodiversity: Biodiversity & Climate Change

The LAB Biodiversity & Climate Change (CC) Project focused on strengthening the links between biodiversity management and climate change at the local level. While the concern about climate change tends to focus on the wellbeing of humankind, it is seldom acknowledged that climate change is also likely to become the dominant driver of biodiversity loss by the end of the 21st century (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment). It is also seldom acknowledged, or even properly understood, that biodiversity can make a critical contribution in dealing with climate change through many of the ecosystem services that nature provides.

The LAB Biodiversity & CC WorkNet aimed to make the links between these two pertinent issues.

The following cities were a part of the LAB: Biodiversity & Climate Change project:

  • City of Cape Town
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • City of Edmonton
  • Ethekwini Municipality
  • City of Jerusalem
  • City of Joondalup: Climate Change Strategy
  • City of Joondalup: Environmental Education Program
  • City of Joondalup: Yellagonga Interpretive Signage Project
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • City of Waitakere

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