• Reaching the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - A Municipal Case Study Series
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:00

Reaching the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - A Municipal Case Study Series

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Saint-Laurent and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity are celebrating the first anniversary of their cooperation in promoting urban biodiversity.

To celebrate the first anniversary of their collaboration, Saint-Laurent and the Convention of Biological Diversity  have jointly published four information sheets on projects promoting biodiversity in an urban environment. These information sheets explain how the four projects respond to the Aichi biodiversity targets as well as provide food for thought to cities and organizations wanting to undertake the implementation of similar initiatives.

"In Saint-Laurent, we are striving to place sustainable development—including urban biodiversity—at the heart of all our decisions," stated Mayor DeSousa, in parallel to the Sommet sur les infrastructures naturelles du Grand Montréal. "We are very proud to be able to concretely demonstrate that our community can be developed in harmony with responsible practices. We thank the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for relentlessly pursuing its promotion of the preservation of biodiversity all over the world, because we, too, believe in this cause."

 
"We are very pleased to continue showing our support for the good practices under way in the Borough of Saint-Laurent. Saint-Laurent's approach illustrates consistency between the will expressed and the actions quickly taken in the field. We commend the Borough on this coordinated effort, which can serve as inspiration for other municipalities wanting to contribute toward the preservation of biodiversity in an urban environment," stated Mr. Dias.

 

For more information and to access the bilingual case studies