Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - Action and policy: A global assessment of the links between urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services
Cities and Biodiversity Outlook – Action and Policy stems from CBD COP Decision X/22 in 2010 requesting the Executive Secretary of the CBD to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity, based on the concept of our flagship publication Global Biodiversity Outlook .
Drawing on contributions from more than 120 scientists and policy-makers from around the world, it summarizes how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecosystem services and presents 10 key messages for strengthening conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in an urban context. It also showcases best practices and lessons learned, and provides information on how to incorporate the topics of biodiversity and ecosystem services into urban agendas and policies.
It is a collaborative effort of the CBD and the Stockholm Resilience Centre of Stockholm University, with significant input from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
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