Many residents of Canadian cities still enjoy easy access to natural areas with thriving ecosystems. City dwellers prize these areas for their recreational and health benefits, and share a responsibility for biodiversity stewardship within city limits and beyond.
Local authorities are increasingly integrating biodiversity considerations in urban planning, development, and management and strongly influence public awareness of biodiversity issues and benefits.
Communities across Canada are taking part in Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.
- Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity
- Local Action for Biodiversity
- Local Governments for Sustainability