Cities, Biodiversity and Governance: Perspectives and Challenges of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the City Level

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    Policy Report No. 3, 2010
    TITLE:
    Cities, Biodiversity and Governance: Perspectives and Challenges of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the City Level
    AUTHORS:
    by Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, Osman Balaban, Christopher Doll, Raquel Moreno-Peñaranda , Alexandros Gasparatos, Deljana Iossifova and Aki Suwa
    PUB DATE:
    2010•09•24
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-4517-4
    ISBN 10:
    978-92-808-4516-7
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2010
    FORMAT:
    B5, 62 pages

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    Understanding how cities can create better governance mechanisms to effectively help in the preservation of the biodiversity within and beyond the city boundaries is the key to implement the directives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This report argues the need to study the conceptual underpinnings of the relationships among city, governance, and biodiversity to create the basis for policies at the global, national, and local level, as well as provide some practical insights on the way to move the biodiversity agenda in cities forward.