Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
Geneva a sustainable city
Within the framework of a policy where the notions of environment and of society are at the centre of things, on September 24th, 2010 the City of Geneva signed the Engagements d’Aalborg, a real European repository of durable-development cities. These commitments list a series of objectives to be achieved in domains as different as governance, consumption, mobility and environmental protection.
Having drawn up an inventory of durable development activities within its territory, the City of Geneva drafted a strategic programme, with 13 priority objectives, which will be implemented in coordinated actions during years 2011-2014; objective n°5 - "Biodiversity" proposes that the City of Geneva develop its natural spaces and quality habitats to increase biodiversity.
This richness has recently been confirmed by the publication of two studies, the Atlas de la flore du canton de Genève and the Liste des sites et espèces de plantes vasculaires prioritaires du canton de Genève, which confirm that the City of Geneva, despite much urbanization, remains a municipality which, even today, houses a certain number of sites and botanical species that one can qualify as priorities.
It is the CJBG, in association with the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle (MHN), the Service des Espaces Verts (SEVE) and the service de l’urbanisme (URB), which will handle the implementation of objective n°5 - "Biodiversity" by undertaking:
Objectives of the CJB for 2011: