The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will share its biodiversity activities with other cities to take up a coordinated activity, mayor Mohd Majid Hussain has said.
Majid Hussain said mayors, governors, other high-ranking officials and their representative networks as well as representatives of national governments, international organisations, UN agencies and specialists from across the world would take part in the ‘Cities for Life Summit’ & ‘City and Sub-National Biodiversity Summit.’
“About 190 international delegates, representing 79 cities from 46 countries, and 140 Indian delegates will attend the meeting. Twenty-six mayors, including 11 from India, will participate in the event,” the mayor said.
He said exhibitions would be organised on ‘Glimpses of Biodiversity of Greater Hyderabad’ in association with the Osmania University and ‘Trees of Hyderabad’ in association with the Botanical Survey of India. He said the purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the latest relevant tools and initiatives on biodiversity and also to reiterate the importance of ecosystem services, understanding their value and present a response by local governments, sub-national governments, academia and international organisations to the ‘plan of action’.