- Submitted by: Thailand
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: Trang, Thailand
- Date of completion: 2000
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Urban development and biodiversity conservation
Description/achievement of initiativeTrang municipality has integrated biological diversity conservation into its urban development planning by
initiating a conservation project at Nam Jed Canal or Klong Nam Jed.
Source: The ICLEI Case Study series
Tackling climate change and conserving biological diversity is an important issue for the city of Trang. With the participation of various stakeholders, the objective of the project has been to develop a better understanding of the importance and the benefits of biological diversity and conservation. The project included a site survey, sampling and data collection, and interviews with local community members. The participants came up with short and long term measures and action plans to conserve the biodiversity along Klong Nam Jed. This allows the city of Trang to develop effective and appropriate action plans.