ICLEI Canada, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, is hosting a one-day workshop to preview and test ICLEI’s soon to be released Urban Biodiversity Planning Guidebook.  The Guidebook will give municipalities the knowledge, strategies and direction to develop a community specific biodiversity action plan.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to try out the guidebook and exercises through hands-on training and facilitated group discussions.This workshop will offer an opportunity to share your experiences in addressing and integrating biodiversity management into your work, and identify capacity gaps and opportunities you’ve encountered along the way.

Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V3C6
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm EDT (light breakfast and registration at 8:30am)
Cost: $80.00 + Processing fees and HST

Registration deadline: March 13, 2015 [Click here to Register]

Preliminary Agenda
Morning Session:  Planning and Assessing Biodiversity

In the morning session participants will complete activities from the initial milestones of the Guidebook.  The activities are targeted at developing a biodiversity action team, identifying stakeholders and selecting a biodiversity assessment approach; all critical steps to develop the biodiversity action plan.

Afternoon Session:  Integrating and Promoting Biodiversity

In the afternoon session participants will complete exercises aimed at developing components of a biodiversity action plan and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.Please pass this invitation along to other municipalities you feel would be interested in attending!

If you have any questions, please email Aravind aravind.kundurpi@iclei.org