Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity
The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) or the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity (SI) is a self-assessment tool for cities to evaluate and monitor the progress of their biodiversity conservation efforts against their own individual baselines.
The SI is a dynamic tool with a scoring system that is quantitative in nature. Each indicator is assigned a scoring range between zero and four points, with a total possible maximum score of 92 points. The year in which a city embarks on this scoring system is taken as the baseline year and will be measured against future applications of the SI to chart its progress in conserving biodiversity.
Cities that have applied the SI have found that:
Moving forward, it is imperative that the SI remains relevant, credible and flexible enough to be adapted into broader frameworks. The true measure of success is the regular and long-term application of the SI by cities to chart their progress in conserving biodiversity.
For more information on the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity, please access the links below.
World Cities Summit 2012
World Cities Summit 2012 Panel Discussion
Singapore: Biophilic City