Cities and Biodiversity Outlook


The Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international research centre which advances research on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience - the ability to deal with change and continue to develop.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality.

Globaïa is a global education organization dedicated to foster a consistent and informed participation of citizens and to a comprehensive, meaningful and unified vision of today's world and its likely future.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

DIVERSITAS is an international programme of biodiversity science which links biological, ecological and social disciplines.

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) promotes and supports basic research and need-driven research in the above-mentioned areas.

ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local and metropolitan governments dedicated to sustainable development.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization. Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN.

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on quality scholarship regarding the dynamics of unsustainable urbanization processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.