Success story of the day: Nagoya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Nagoya joined Countdown 2010 and engaged the city in initiatives to strengthen cooperation among departments and enhance public awareness of biodiversity. In March 2010, the city launched the “2050 Nagoya Strategy for Biodiversity”, an important document whose drafting started in 2008. This strategy will serve as a long-term policy for transforming Nagoya into a sustainable city which coexists in harmony with nature. It presents a vision for the year 2050 and four sub-strategies based on the conservation and restoration of nature, and lifestyle change.

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Some activities at citizen level which follow the new strategy have been carried out. The project “Nagoya Living Things in Ponds and Reservoirs” aims to improve biodiversity by eliminating alien species, and to enhance citizens’ awareness through public outreach activities. Citizens are encouraged to help survey water quality and living organisms in ponds and reservoirs around the city and review methods for protecting and restoring biodiversity.

For more information please visit the Countdown website.

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