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City Biodiversity Index (CBI)

Developed and maintained by the Singapore National Parks Department with support from ICLEI, the CBD and others, CBI is the only biodiversity index designed specifically for monitoring and evaluating biodiversity in cities.Visit here for more information.


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Coordinated by Stockholm Resilience Center and funded by BiodivERsA, URBES is a major European focused project seeking to address scientific knowledge gaps on the contribution of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to human well-being. It aims to support European cities to adapt to climate change and reduce their ecological footprints. The study entails reviewing and expanding upon research on functional diversity, urban ecosystem...


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Green jobs pledge (USA)

Launched at ICLEI Local Action Summit in 2008, the Green jobs pledge is a commitment to build a green economy by 400 local government leaders in America’s cities, towns and counties. http://www.icleiusa.org/main-page/us-green-jobs-pledge 


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EcoProcura

Established since 1998, EcoProcura is a European-wide conference series that provides a platform for local government leaders, suppliers and multipliers to exchange experience and strategies on the latest practice on sustainable public procurement. Visit here for more information.


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Local Authorities Self Assessment of Local Agenda 21

Developed by ICLEI Europe, Local Authorities Self Assessment of Local Agenda 21 (LASALA) is a free, online self-assessment tool for local governments to evaluate processes and progress towards sustainable development.  Visit here for more information.


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EuroTopten Plus

Provided by ICLEI Europe, Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool that helps cities make energy efficient decisions in public procurement .Visit here for more information.


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Green Business Challenge handbook

Written by ICLEI US, the handbook helps cities engage their commercial sectors in sustainable development.Visit here for more information.


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