City Biodiversity Index
The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) - also known as 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. Based on the original handbook, the tool has been digitized by CitiesWithNature, to promote and enable cities to undertake their monitoring and reporting on biodiversity and nature.
Profile of the city
The profile of the city will include important general information on the city, and in particular, details of the biodiversity found within, in order to set the background of the city and to place the city’s evaluation for the Index in the proper perspective. It is important that other information not captured in the indicators be provided to give a more holistic picture of the native biodiversity that can be found in the city.
The 28 indicators that measure native biodiversity, ecosystem services provided by biodiversity, and governance and management of biodiversity based on guidelines and methodology provided in the Handbook on the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity.
The CBI handbook has been developed through the collaboration of Singapore's National Parks with the UN Environment Programme and the Convention on Biological Diversity.