10.06.2016

A Workshop on Urban Biodiversity: An Opportunity to Promote Nature Based Solutions

IUCN, along with ICLEI and other organisations, is organising a workshop to highlight different issues of urban biodiversity and their association with pollution levels, water stress, urban heat islands, impact on local micro-climate as well as its association with health and well-being of citizens

With unprecedented urbanization, healthy and interconnected “green spaces” and different ecosystems – lakes, wetlands, urban forests and parks – as part of “urban biodiversity” can play a critical role to solve our material (water stress, air pollution, heat islands, pest control, natural disaster mitigation) and spiritual (place to relax and understand us and the world) issues, naturally.

To understand and promote the role of nature-based solutions, Leaders for Nature, in partnership with ICLEI-South Asia, INTACH, The Climate Reality Project, and ESPA (British High Commission, India), is organising a workshop on June 16, followed by a field visit on June 17, in New Delhi. The event aims to highlight different issues of urban biodiversity and their association with pollution levels, water stress, urban heat islands, impact on local micro-climate as well as its association with health and wellbeing of citizens.

June 17 is also World Day to Combat Desertification. This year, the day advocates for the importance of inclusive cooperation to restore and rehabilitate degraded land and contribute towards achieving the overall Sustainable Development Goals.

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