2021 Biodiversity Action Cohort Training
Urban places are rich in biodiversity. However, in most U.S. cities, considerations for biodiversity, equitable access to nature, and climate change are not currently at the center of land use decisions nor tackled with an all-of-government approach. Moreover, the intersection of biodiversity, health, equity, and climate change are not yet fully understood by the City, its residents and its stakeholders. Policy change is required to put these three interconnected considerations at the core of decision making. International cities have used various tools to achieve these goals: The City Biodiversity Index, Natural Assets Map, and Biodiversity Assessment Reports.

Among city networks, ICLEI holds a unique leadership role as the focal point for local and regional governments in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), providing ICLEI USA members with access to a plethora of biodiversity, including the CitiesWithNature platform.

This cohort will introduce up to 12 ICLEI USA members to biodiversity assessment and action.
City/Town/County Name *
Primary Staff Full Name and Title *
Secondary Staff Full Name and Title
What are your primary goals in creating a Biodiversity Assessment? Check all that apply. *
What resources are you planning to apply? *
Describe the experience of personnel who will be participating in the training (all levels welcome--this will help tailor the training). Check all that apply. *
Which days are you generally available for online training sessions? (Check the best 2 days) *
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