Wednesday, June 29, 2022
This event will host a panel presentation with question and answer sessions with some of the authors and editors behind two recent publications issued by the BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative. The BiodiverCities by 2030 is a joint initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, championed by the Government of Colombia. Newly launched two issues speak to the community at large, especially, to urban/environmental authorities, productive sectors committed to innovation, urban designers, urban groups, grassroots communities, academia, research centers and disseminators of scientific knowledge interested in including ecosystems in urban development - keeping economic, societal and ecological needs in harmony.
The first issue of this initiative is the Insight Report BiodiverCities by 2030: Transforming Cities’ Relationship with Nature. This report provides a vision for cities of the future and the needed systemic shifts to develop BiodiverCities that place nature at the heart of decision-making and infrastructure investments.
The second issue of the BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative is the book BiodiverCities by 2030: Transforming Cities with Biodiversity to be launched at this session at WUF11. This book builds on the knowledge and initiatives led by more than 80 authors from over 35 organizations that are promoting ways in which cities are restoring, preserving and sustainably using biodiversity to improve livability, health, climate resilience, and overall well-being.
The panel will have guest speakers from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).