Some 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, 68% of the world population will live in cities. By 2035 urban land is estimated to increase by 1.2 million km2, making urbanisation one of the greatest threats to biodiversity.
Scientists say that understanding the impact of the urbanisation process on biodiversity is one of the main priorities for preserving the functioning of natural ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity.
To understand and find solutions to the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity we offer a data-driven approach to encourage citizens and urban planners to view their cities in terms of urban impact on all types of life including humans, plants, and pollinators and to focus on dimensions such as infrastructure, habitat, biodiversity, productivity, and coexistence.
When bees thrive, we survive
Working closely with and drawing on the skills, experience and enthusiasm that already exists among organisations and individuals, World Bee City© can work with local initiatives to enhance any existing initiatives underway and create overarching long term sustainable solutions.
We are also developing an evaluation and accreditation scheme, providing support and recognition by which a city can become a World Bee City©.
To collaborate, please write to us here.