5 - 14 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain
The private sector should be allowed to develop innovative solutions to combat climate change, with governments playing an enabling role, according to Caio Koch-Weser, Chairman of the European Climate Foundation.
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.
Building on decades of experience in sustainable development, Henkel is intensifying its cooperation with all stakeholders to develop viable solutions for the future
11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France
It may be hard for chocolate makers to guarantee that their entire supply comes from a sustainable source by the 2020 target many of them have set, according to a sustainable sourcing auditing firm has told Confectionery News.
Rice paddy fields are important habitat for wild species. Three speakers from different sectors(scientific society, government organization and business) will report on practical approaches to conserve biodiversity in rice paddy fields. <p></p> Programme <br> 13:15 Greetings <br> 13:20 Presentat ...
21 - 23 October 2008, Grasse, France
Who knew you could help save a threatened Philippine long-tailed macaque, a rare primate found only in the Philippines, by buying a purse? Biodiversity-friendly businesses, like the purse-selling handicraft enterprise in Palawan, are helping in the conservation of critical habitats all over the ...
Around 40% of beef and 85% of leather production serve markets that are potentially sensitive to environmental concerns, providing a partial explantation as to why Brazilian producers have made recent commitments to reducing deforestation for cattle production, finds a new study published in Tro ...
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.
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 ...
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) appears to have enough plantation fiber to operate existing mills as well as supply a new mill under construction in South Sumatra without having to pulp natural forests, argues a new report that also finds the forestry giant is successfully improving yields to support it ...
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) Anniversary Report with a call for NGOs, Governments and businesses to work together in an effort to help tackle deforestation in Indonesia.
Asia Pulp & Paper has announced that it has not breached its deforestation policy following WWF allegations
These issues were recently discussed at an event marking the one-year anniversary of APP's forest conservation policy.
African Wildlife Foundation announces new Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to scale up investment in Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife
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.
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.
Amore Pacific, Korea's biggest cosmetics maker, has provided strong support to an area that is unfamiliar to many ㅡ biodiversity.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in New York to discuss sustainability, climate change and what his company is doing to make the world a greener place.
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?
Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) will establish a zero deforestation policy for its global commodity supply chains, potentially forcing its soy, palm oil, and cattle suppliers to also eliminate deforestation from their operations or face losing business with the firm.
Policy Exchange's Katherine Drayson reveals how a little noticed change to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment regime could deliver significant green benefits without hampering businesses
Exactly one year since Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company switched off the bulldozers and agreed to halt deforestation, the firm has warned that its efforts could be in vain unless there are similar steps from its competitors and the country's government.
24 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kept up the drumbeat for business to play its full part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development for a second day today, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos that investments now will generate major savings for tomorrow.
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.
27 - 28 March 2008, New York City, United States of America
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.
Biodiversity and Business: economic value for companies
25 - 26 November 2008, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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)
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.
A new course explores the drivers, regulatory pressures, frameworks and business case for a stronger focus on ecosystem measurement and management Sponsor's feature
The business reality is that change will happen,' warns major new report urging government to embrace the concept of ecosystem markets.
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.
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 ...
28 - 29 August 2008, Cuzco, Peru
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.
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 ...
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.
Soy traders and producers in the Brazilian Amazon agreed to extend a moratorium on soybeans produced in recently deforested areas for another year, reports Greenpeace.
Agribusiness giant Bunge has joined the growing ranks of companies that have established zero deforestation policies for their palm oil supply chains.
11 June 2008, Montreal, Canada
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.English Spanish French
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.
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 ...
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.
Biodiversity is a key indicator of sustainable development. Companies rely on many of the ecosystems services which biodiversity provides. Mismanagement of biodiversity by themselves or by others poses a lot of risks to the sustainability of businesses. The way companies respond to these risks a ...