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'Green Economy' Will Benefit Nation

Windhoek — The new concept of a "Green Economy" might sound strange and alien to many but it just refers to the right way of doing things.

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'Multinationals seeking to control global farming'

The world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents by saying they are developing "climate-ready" crops that will grow in a warmer world but they are actually making a bid to control global farming , the international NGO ETC Group charged ...

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2 small companies recognized for tropical forest-friendly approaches

Two Latin American companies have won the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, a competition that aims to highlight and support for-profit entities that have a positive impact on conserving tropical forests.

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20 years after Rio 1992: company initiatives do make a difference

Building on decades of experience in sustainable development, Henkel is intensifying its cooperation with all stakeholders to develop viable solutions for the future


2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue (UNEP DTIE)

11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France

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A Fifth of Global Investing Considered “Sustainable”, Industry Reports

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 2013 (IPS) - Nearly 22 percent of professionally managed assets around the world can be considered sustainable or responsible, according to a finance industry assessment, the first comprehensive look at the subject.

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In 2008, MAFF started to recommend the utilization of a voluntary eco-label called the “living creature mark”. It applies to agriculture, forestry and marine products produced by the measures which conserve local living creatures. (e.g. rice with oriental white stork mark.). These brands may hel ...

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APP denies breaking logging promise after WWF allegations

Asia Pulp & Paper has announced that it has not breached its deforestation policy following WWF allegations

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Adapting to an uncertain climate

Companies that are already changing their products and services to adapt to climate change gain a considerable competitive advantage

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After Indonesian paper giant commits to no deforestation, pressure mounts on its biggest competitor

After Indonesian paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper's announcement last week that it will no longer source fiber produced from destruction of tropical rainforests, environmental groups are now urging Indonesia's other major paper company to make a similar commitment.

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Airbus employees embark on third biodiversity project to India

The programme runs in partnership with Raleigh International, the Indian government, the UN’s Development Programme and several Indian non-governmental organisations.

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Airbus helps spread UN’s Green Wave around the world

To celebrate the United Nations International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May, Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, is supporting projects across the world that are helping to raise awareness of the need to preserve the rich variety of all life on earth.

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Amazon.com stops selling whale meat

Amazon Japan, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, pulled all whale meat products (and possibly dolphin meat) from its site after a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International highlighted the issue.

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Apple pulls out of eco-friendly certification, insists it's already green

Last week, Apple removed 39 of its computer products from the "powerful" EPEAT registry of green electronics. What does this mean for a tech giant that prides itself on being eco-friendly?

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B&Q and Wickes to pull pesticide products linked to bee decline

Two of the UK's biggest home improvement retailers have pledged to remove products from their shelves containing pesticides linked to the decline in the bee population.

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Beer company threatens Tibetan antelope

A promotion for the world's best-selling beer encroaches on the protected breeding ground of the Tibetan antelope, according to Chinese conservationists who are campaigning against the commercial exploitation of one of the planet's most unique nature reserves.

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Before Cancún, business sets the pace

In board rooms across the world, companies are making decisions ahead of the politicians

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Better business decisions through ecosystem valuation

How business can transform biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation into new opportunities

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Big business backs deforestation deal

Cancún meeting designed to demonstrate corporate approval of efforts to protect tropical forests

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Biodioversity and profit can go hand in hand | Kyra Choucroun

With the potential for water contamination, drought and soil erosion to impact on future profits, there has never been a stronger business case for change.


Biodiversity & Ecosystem Finance

27 - 28 March 2008, New York City, United States of America

Press Release

Biodiversity Awareness Keeps Rising among Consumers and Business

Paris/Montreal 5 May 2011. Biodiversity awareness has risen again among consumers and business, according to the latest edition of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) Biodiversity Barometer launched in Paris today.

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Biodiversity Loss Threatens Global Economy: Can Corporations Save Us?

A U.N. official warned this week that the lack of progress on preserving global biodiversity will have dire economic effects.


Biodiversity and Ecosystem Finance. The Need for Patient Capital to Bring Biodiversity & Ecosystem Finance into the Mainstream

25 - 26 November 2008, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Side Event
COP 10

Biodiversity conservation in tropical forests

1) Debate on the ITTO/IUCN Guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests. 2) Report on the ITTO/IUCN/CBD Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Tropical Forests (Quito, Ecuador)

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Biodiversity contributes to economy - Molewa

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says the benefits derived from biodiversity or ecosystem services are estimated at R73bn, contributing to 7% of South Africa's GDP per annum.

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Biodiversity is critical for business: new training program to manage impact on ecosystems

A new course explores the drivers, regulatory pressures, frameworks and business case for a stronger focus on ecosystem measurement and management Sponsor's feature

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Biodiversity offsets to the fore as blue chips call for focus on natural capital

The business reality is that change will happen,' warns major new report urging government to embrace the concept of ecosystem markets.

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Biodiversity should be a top priority for businesses

Business can be a significant driver of biodiversity conservation but it must have a seat at the table and be allowed to have a constructive role in designing and implementing sustainable policy solutions with governments.

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Biodiversity tax on industries surprising: Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Tuesday that Madhya Pradesh government did not consult it before levying the 2 % biodiversity tax on industries of the state.

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Biodiversité : les entreprises au banc des accusés

Les Français jugent à 81 % que les firmes ont un impact négatif sur la nature, selon un sondage IFOP.

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Biodiversité : les entreprises se mettent au vert

Alors que les dirigeants de la planète tentent, cette semaine à Nagoya, d’élaborer de nouveaux objectifs pour limiter l’érosion de la biodiversité, un colloque organisé hier 19 octobre a mis en lumière l’intérêt croissant des entreprises pour la protection de la nature. Des garde-fous devront né ...

Side Event

Biofuels and biodiversity: tackling the real issues

The evidence from many parts of the world shows how the push for biofuels and biomass for energy is having serious, often irreversible impacts on indigenous peoples, local communities and biodiversity. Furthermore biofuels incur a carbon debt at a time when we should sharply reduce emissions and ...

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Biopiracy crackdown results in $59M in fines for Brazilian companies, receives mixed reviews

The Brazilian government is stepping up anti-"biopiracy" measures and imposing substantial fines on companies which make use of rare plants or animals without giving adequate compensation to Brazil or its indigenous communities. The move attracts criticism by some who believe that it hampers sci ...

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Bird conservancy hails forest policy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A shift in policy by wood and paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific is good news for important bird areas in the U.S. southeast, a conservancy group says.

Press Release

Brainstorming session on Business and Biodiversity

A two-day informal brainstorming session was held at CBD Secretariat in Montreal on 14-15 September 2009 with a view to advancing the decisions VIII/17 and IX/26 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on engagement with the private sector.

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Brazil to digitalize Amazonian biodiversity with help of IBM

BRASILIA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government signed a partnership agreement with IBM on Wednesday, which will enable Brazil to digitalize information on Amazonian biodiversity with the help of the U.S. company.

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Brazil's Natura appealing environmental fine

Brazilian comestics maker Natura (NATU3.SA) said on Thursday it is appealing a fine of close to 21 million reais ($12.4 million) levied by the nation's environmental oversight agency Ibama for allegedly making improper use of genetic material native to Brazil.

Side Event
COP 10

Brazilian Biodiversity and Business Action

By presenting some case studies on how Brazilian companies are responding to the CBD, the side event aims at disseminating good practices in Brazil regarding the relationship between business, society and biodiversity. We believe that the business sector needs to become a bigger part of the solu ...

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Brazilian Rainforest: Caught Between Biodiversity And Business

Brazil is exporting more and more agricultural produce: soya beans and beef in particular, but also corn, rice and sugar. Taken together, these exports represent half of Brazil’s total today.

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Bridgestone refines its environmental mission and continually works toward sustainable society

Bridgestone Middle East and Africa FZE has refined its global Environmental Mission Statement. First released in 2009, the statement was refined to clarify the direction of Bridgestone’s long-term environmental aspirations.

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British businesses told: plan to adapt to climate change or face the consequences

Chris Smith, the head of the Environment Agency, said UK businesses must create adaptation plans now to avoid severe disruption


Business & Biodiversity Conference

11 June 2008, Montreal, Canada


Business and Biodiversity Guide

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ar/72636 (2010-137)
To: All CBD Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the guidelines on Business and Biodiversity prepared by Germany in its capacity as COP 9 president is now available at the following address http://www.bmu.de/english/current_press_releases/pm/46135.php.

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Side Event
COP 11

Business and Biodiversity in Thailand

Presentation on implementations of the business sector in Thailand on regarding the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in accordance with the objectives of Convention on Biological Diversity.

Side Event
COP 11

Business and Biodiversity in Transition: 'Biodiversity in Good Company' as an example for creating business initiatives

The topic of business and biodiversity is progressing all over the world. Different kinds of platforms, initiatives, organizations, and of course governments are striving to integrate the private sector in the implementation of the CBD goals and targets as well as national strategy plans for bio ...

Side Event
COP 10

Business and Biodiversity: Country Perspectives and Approaches

A selection of countries will show-case their Business and Biodioversity-related activities and share both challenges and lessons learned. This will be an excellent opportunity to understand the current state of play for mainstreaming biodiversity, to develop networks and to facilitate partnerships.

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