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1 Tilburg CountDown 2010 & Local Action for Biodiversity Paul Scherrenberg City of Tilburg, The Netherlands Session C8 ICLEI Conference Sevilla 2007

2 Outline Introduction Why sign CD2010? Tilburg approach Favorable conditions Success factors Conclusion

3 The Netherlands

4 Tilburg

5 Tilburg, new suburb

6 Dongezone

7 Why sign CD2010? Is it not obvious? Raise political attention Create Momentum Join forces and act Network

8 Tilburg approach Green Template Ecological Map Reach out Team up

9 Green Template Platform > Policy > Map Ecological structure around Tilburg Directs spatial planning Agreement between 10 stakeholders Protecting & connecting measures Nature compensation

10 Green Template

11 Ecological Linking

12 Plan: Ecological Map Inventory of nature type and species Degree of protection Present and potential value Normative and informative Educational Platform Citynature

13 Protected area Protected species (group) Ecological linking zone Green Template Beschrijving Landschapseenheid1Agrarisch cultuurlandschap… Landschapscluster2Zwaluwenbunders- Vloeivelden… Deelgebied3Hemeltjes… Bijhorende elementen3 5Poel Bosje… BeleidStreekplan, natte evz: Groene Mal: Hemeltjes… NDTHuidig PotentieelBeemdgras-raaigrasweide Beemdgras-raaigrasweide… … SoortgroepenActueel PotentieelWaardevol voor planten, mn. Grote Pimpernel Waardevol voor amfibieën SoortenlijstenjaVogels (link naar waarnemingslijsten) Beheer en onderhoud…. …. FOTO Zoom in

14 Reach out Awareness –Articles, folders –Platform Citynature Education –Schools, –Nature Museum Commitment –Political (manifesto) –NGO’s, businesses –Activities & projects

15 Team up Local –Platform Citynature –Platform Sustainable Tilburg –Ecoteam Regional initiatives: –Green Forest –Sustainable Triangle CD2010 regional members –2005: Tilburg and Province –2006: 10 –2007: > 27

16 Team up (Inter)National –CD2010 –ECNC (EuropeanCenterNatureConservation) –European Regions for biodiversity –LAB-project Capetown Sao Paolo Barcelona Seoul Seattle Tilburg & more

17 Favorable conditions Political attention is rising Increased interest of citizen in quality of environment Biodiversity is easily percepted by citizen Results of efforts are easily presentable Knowledge and experience exchange Growing networks

18 Success factors in North Brabant Active & enthousistic people Bottom-up initiatives Many (in)formal networks Important role of Province –Biodiversity/sustainability strategy, –Taskforce, projects, finance –Conferences, seminars, workshops –Publicity Research institutes (e.g. ECNC, Telos) Active exchange of knowledge and experiences

19 Conclusion Political and public awareness Biodiversity networks are growing Biodiversity is concrete, hands-on Local Action counts Reach out & Team up

20 Thank you for your attention


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