Biodiversity-led Green Infrastructure: Phase 1
Phase 1 examined ways local governments can collaborate across their borders through transboundary municipal ecosystem governance to support biodiversity survival in a changing climate, while gaining benefits for both adaptation and emissions reductions. This was explored through a case study of Still Creek that illustrates successful collaboration on ecosystem restoration between the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby in Metro Vancouver. Partnership, creative governance, community engagement, and innovative funding approaches were all essential components that helped the two cities come together to invest in ecosystem health and restore Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. This collaboration led to many benefits, including the return of spawning salmon, after decades of pollution and neglect.