• Edmonton, Canada •

11-13 June 2009

The Urban Nature 2009 Forum was attended by local governments that were part of ICLEI’s Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) programme, amongst others. The forum focused on sharing lessons and discussions on the role of international organizations; innovative approaches by local governments around the world; collaboration across spheres of government; and other various topical issues.

Immediately prior to the 2009 ICLEI World Congress, the LAB project team partnered with the City of Edmonton to hold the second international Urban Nature Forum. The forum provided an engaging platform for local governments, their partners and communities to meet, and to share and exchange experience, science and new directions in the field of biodiversity in the context of local government. Urban Nature was done with strong support from the City of Edmonton and other partners which included IUCN, the Secretariat of the UN-CBD, UNESCO, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the City of Montréal.

The occasion was also used to present and discuss the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity, a set of biodiversity indicators that LAB helped to develop.

Noteworthy speakers:

  • Mayor Stephen Mandel, Mayor of Edmonton
  • David Cadman, President of ICLEI
  • Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the UN CBD

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