WEBINAR SERIES | From Agreement to Action
The key role of subnational and local governments in the
Global Biodiversity Framework implementation
To keep the momentum going of subnational governments and cities’ achievements leading up to and during UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and partners United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN), European Committee of the Regions (CoR), and Regions4 kindly encourages participation to attend the
webinar series titled
“From agreement to action: the key role of subnational and local governments in the Global Biodiversity Framework implementation”.
The series comprises 5 thematic sessions linking the Kunming-Montréal GBF Decisions with actions subnational governments and cities can take to meet these goals. Each online session will include inspiring and informative presentations and panel discussions from experts and political leaders. The webinars allow sharing tools, resources and/or best practices.
20 July 2023, 10:00 CET - Target 12: connecting the dots between nature, urbanization and health
While urbanization can bring health, social and economic benefits, rapid and unplanned urbanization can have many negative impacts, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Target 12 of the GBF refers to the power of green and blue infrastructure (GBI) in urban areas to improve communities health and wellbeing.
Access to green and blue spaces is more important than ever, therefore it is vital that GBI is delivered across and within different spatial scales in order to contribute towards a patchwork of projects that caters a wide range of users and addresses multiple thematics. Considering this, the session starts with a keynote speech from Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN Habitat.
The session continues with a technical presentation on: what is GBI and how to implement it at the local level with the purpose of aiding biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes to improve health and wellbeing. The session ends with four city-case studies on GBI with a segment of Q&A. The speakers will share their experiences -including practical examples of putting theory into practice- and perspectives of nature to support integrated planning for health and wellbeing within the urban context.
Organizer: ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre, with support of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Regions4.