IUCN Urban Biodiversity Forum

09 July 2013 | Article

Nature can offer powerful solutions for improving the quality of life of urban citizens. Protecting and restoring nature in and around cities, can help secure resources for the future and turn our current economic challenges into opportunities to achieve sustainable growth. How can we better capture these natural solutions then sharing and learning from existing success stories that place biodiversity at the heart of our urban environment?

IUCN is committed to mobilize the biodiversity conservation expertise of its large network and exchange best practices to help local and regional authorities develop natural solutions for urban areas. The IUCN Urban Biodiversity Forum serves as a gateway for knowledge, inspiration, new connections, and partnerships for action.

IUCN invites cities, local, regional and national authorities, businesses, scientists, civil society and anyone else interested to register for the IUCN Urban Biodiversity Forum to share ideas, knowledge, experiences, good examples, news and events as well as opinions on urban biodiversity related matters and suggestions for collaboration. In this way, IUCN hopes to develop partnerships with all those willing to help turn nature into a major part of urban development and to achieve a truly sustainable future.

For further questions, contact Chantal van Ham, tel. +32(0)2 739 0312, e-mail: chantal.vanham@iucn.org

How to join the Forum

Go to this page and click on sign in. If you already have a google account, you can log in immediately.

If you do not have a google account, you will need to create one. This takes 1 minute. Click on the sign-up button in the right upper corner and fill it out with your name and other requested information. Follow the sign-up procedure. Once your sign-up is complete, you can sign in with your new account. After this, you can go to the Google Groups and ask to become a member. Click on the registration for membership button. You will receive the confirmation once your membership is activated.

We hope to welcome you soon to the IUCN Urban Biodiversity Platform!