Reykjavik adopts policy on biodiversity

Photo: Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson

Photo: Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson

Reykjavik is the first Nordic capital to adopt a specific policy for the promotion of biodiversity in the city.

“This is a progressive project aimed at safeguarding biodiversity in the city by means of conservation measures, research, monitoring and education,” reads a statement from Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur B. Eggertsson. “Reykjavik abounds in nature and we must be careful to prioritise biodiversity at all planning levels.”

“Biodiversity is the foundation of natural resources vital for human subsistence and generates quality of life and happiness, particularly in cities where nature is often in short supply.”

Further details of the policy (in Icelandic) are available on the Reykjavik City Council website here.




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