Cities and Biodiversity Outlook


The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook project (CBO) is the world's first global analysis of how projected patterns of urban land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems. The CBO stems from Decision X/22 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, 2010, requesting the Executive Secretary of the Convention to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity.

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook highlights a wide range of successful initiatives by cities, local authorities and sub-national governments in both developed and developing countries. It demonstrates that there are strong incentives for cities, local governments, the business sector and other interested parties, to invest in natural solutions and to maintain vital ecosystem services.

The scientific work is a partnership between the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).