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BiodiverCities by 2030 is a joint initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, championed by the Government of Colombia. This initiative aims to support city governments, businesses and citizens, to enable cities to live in harmony with nature by 2030.
The initiative brings together multidisciplinary expertize, combines existing initiatives and surfaces innovative solutions to promote sustainable, inclusive and nature-positive urban development at a global scale. To deliver on its objectives, the initiative has curated a high-level commission of experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society – the Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030-to combine insights and co-create a forward-looking perspective on nature-positive cities. Artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing technologies have also been set as key tools for the initiative through the Forum’s Strategic Intelligence and UpLink platforms to pool the latest innovations and conceptual developments linking biodiversity and urban development.
This report was developed as an output of the BiodiverCities by 2030 initiative and sets out:

  • The urgency of addressing cities’untenable relationship with nature.
  • The opportunity to prioritize naturepositive interventions and investments to fight cities’ challenges.
  • A clear path for city leaders to embrace the BiodiverCities by 2030 vision and increase urban competitiveness and liveability through nature.

This report builds on the work of the World Economic Forum’s New Nature Economy Report series, which identified nature-related economic risks (affecting more than half the world’s GDP) and opportunities from nature-positive pathways, including an increase in business value by $10.1 trillion and the creation of 395 million jobs by 2030.

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