Dear members, partners and friends.
The City of Joondalup in collaboration with the ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and the Western Australian Local Government Association is pleased to be hosting the 2013 International BiodiverCities Conference.
This three day conference will be held on the 9-11 September 2013 at the Joondalup Resort, Perth, Western Australia. Not only will you get to enjoy an extensive conference program but it will be Spring and wildflower season, a perfect time to visit Western Australia to see the diverse array of native wildflowers bloom in spectacular colour.
The program will feature field trips, key note and parallel session presentations from regional and international environmental experts addressing biodiversity conservation in a changing climate. Topics covered will be:
- Managing impacts of climate change on local biodiversity
- Assessing and managing coastal vulnerability
- Partnerships to enhance biodiversity
- Community education and public participation
- Biodiversity for carbon sequestration
- Integration of biodiversity into the urban landscape.
The official program for the 2013 International Biodiversity Conference will be released soon with more detailed information about the conference and its key-note speakers.
The first day of the conference will be opened by Professor Tim Flannery, awarded the 2007 Australian of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to research on climate change and the environment. This scientist, explorer and conservationist has made contributions of international significance to the fields of palaeontology, mammalogy and conservation and to the understanding of science in the broader community. See our keynote speaker line-up to date.
In addition, there will also be an International LAB Workshop adjoining this BiodiverCities Conference on 12 September 2013.
Place this important conference date in your calendar now! LAB participants can register for the Conference for FREE! (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for the code).
ICLEI - Cities Biodiversity Center