Urban Nature 1: Introduction – Biodiversity and water in cities
Purpose: Key ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center partners will introduce the key objectives and concepts through an active, creative and stimulating session (10 min each).
- Amy Fraenkel, Director, Mainstreaming, Partnerships and Outreach, Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
Biodiversity and water – a national and global perspective
- Giulio Boccaletti, Global Managing Director, Water, The Nature Conservancy
The urban water blueprint
- Honourable Donald Iveson, Mayor, Edmonton, Canada
Building a great city – the role of ecosystem services
- Dr Cathy Oke, Councillor, Chair Transport Portfolio, Deputy Chair Environment Portfolio, City of Melbourne, Australia
The urban perspective – why water and biodiversity are important for cities.