Though seemingly at odds with one another, a wide variety of living organisms and habitats exist in and around dense urban areas. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and the urban footprint steadily growing, policymakers must think about how to protect the biodiversity that remains within urban areas and how to make our cities more hospitable to wildlife in the future.
Next month, the international community is scheduled to come together to discuss the future of the Convention on Biological Diversity. One of the key items that will be negotiated at the upcoming COP15 is the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. In advance of COP15, join the Guarini Center and the German Consulate General in New York for a conversation with experts from New York City and Berlin to discuss the role of local governments in implementing global biodiversity targets, including the ways in which cities can support biodiversity.
Bryce Rudyk, Director, International Environmental Law Program, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Dr. Georgina Cullman, Ecologist, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Dr. Dustin R. Partridge, Director of Conservation & Science, NYC Audubon Society
Sandra Naumann, Senior Fellow, Coordinator of Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions, Ecologic Institute
Wolfram von Heynitz, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York
Benji Jones, Senior Environmental Reporter, Vox
Networking reception sponsored by Deputy Consul General Wolfram von Heynitz to follow.
COVID-19 Policy. This event will be held in-person at NYU School of Law. Advance registration is required for all attendees. All non-NYU attendees will be required to provide proof at the door of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine to be allowed entry into the event. Masks are not required.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.
Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law at NYU School of Law
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