Cities Biodiversity Center
Local Action for Biodiversity
ICLEI’s LAB Guidebook, produced in close association with IUCN and the CBD Secretariat, provides practitioners with comprehensive guidelines on the multiple aspects of biodiversity management in the challenging local government context. This ground-breaking and comprehensive publication collates biodiversity good practice from around the world in a series of easily accessible modules. Each module contains practical advice, examples, and references for further information. It draws on a variety of sources with a focus on the rich experience of leading cities and regions from around the world.
LOCAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN (LBSAP) GUIDELINES
The LBSAP is the local-level version of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs), the principle instrument used by national governments for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) Guidelines is a document that guides local governments in detailing a broad strategy, as well as specific actions to implement in order to protect and enhance local biodiversity. ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, the United Nations University – Institute for Advance Studies and the CBD Secretariat have co-authored the Guidelines.
The Durban Commitment: Local Governments for Biodiversity was developed, founded and originally signed by 21 Local Action for Biodiversity local governments.