Monday, November 01, 2010

Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity endorsed in Nagoya

The Straits Times reports that the Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity (CBI) has been endorsed at a meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya. This index is a 'scorecard' for cities, rating them on the basis of several criteria which account for the extent of their remaining native biodiversity, ecosystem services, education and recreational value, and governance/management of biodiversity. Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) played a key role in formulating this index for the CBD.

Further information: Singapore Index webpage at CBD, NParks website

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