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Public or private funding for biodiversity – the continuing debate

The challenge of mobilizing resources for biodiversity has led to proposals for market mechanisms to generate funding. But the questions remain. Should biodiversity be turned into a tradable asset? Wouldn’t this simply lead to the privatisation and commodification of biodiversity? What about the ...

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The event is designed to present the LIFE Certification - history, methodology, concepts and application.

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Rio+20 leadership event will solidify business recommendations

The BASD Business Day will bring together governments, businesses, and other stakeholders for a day of discussion ahead of Rio+20


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[Workshop] Making a smart and effective index for biodiversity friendly consumption.

In order to develop products and services that are friendly to biodiversity, what kind of ideas are more effective? In this session we will share ideas about · Variety ideas from marketing perspective. · Building better index for biodiversity friendly consumers. Introduction(10min) Presentat ...

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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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Making biodiversity material for investors

One of the sessions at today‘s 1st European Biodiversity Summit focused on the Opportunities for Biodiversity Financing.


First European Biodiversity Summit

17 - 18 April 2012, Stuttgard, Germany

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Whole Foods bans 'red' fish from its stores

Whole Foods has announced it will be the first grocery chain in the U.S. to no longer sell any seafood in the "red."

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New push for carbon capture and storage with £1bn competition

More than £1bn of public funds will be allocated to a new push to develop carbon capture and storage technology, that could create an industry with 100,000 jobs, with the revival of a government-sponsored competition to design the first workable demonstration project.

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Multinationals vow to boycott APP after outcry over illegal logging

Several multinational companies have vowed to boycott the huge forestry conglomerate, Asia Pulp and Paper, after a public outcry after evidence emerged of illegal logging by APP in Indonesia, that is damaging the habitat of rare animals such as the Sumatran tiger.

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General Motors pulls funding from climate sceptic thinktank Heartland

Car giant breaks off 20-year relationship with Heartland Institute in ongoing row over its role in questioning global warming

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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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Many canned tuna brands getting more sustainable

Canned tuna sold under the Gold Seal, Ocean's, Safeway and Sobey's Our Compliments brands have improved their commitment to sustainable fishing enough to get a nod from Greenpeace Canada.

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Three U.S. retailers pledge to avoid fish from embattled Ross Sea

The Ross Sea, a massive bay off Antarctica, has been dubbed the world's last ocean due to its pristine state, long-untouched by industry and fisheries.

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Nestlé partners with South African scientists

The FINANCIAL -- Nestlé is entering into a new research partnership with the government of South Africa which it is hoped will contribute to the scientific development of the country and the continent as a whole.

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Investigation links APP to illegal logging of protected trees

A year-long undercover investigation has found evidence of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) companies cutting and pulping legally protected ramin trees, a practice that violates both Indonesian and international law.

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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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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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Tesco and RSPB join forces to protect rainforests

The retailer and wildlife conservation charity hope the initiative – Together for Trees – will increase public awareness

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Paper Industry Decimating Indonesia's Tigers

WASHINGTON, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS) - The survival of Sumatra's tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, as well as indigenous communities, is threatened by the "world's fastest deforestation rate", caused by none other than the pulp and paper industry, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Making the economic case for business and biodiversity

Is there an economic case for businesses to do something about the continuing loss of biodiversity?

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Saving biodiversity for breakfast

One of my favourite breakfast cereals in France is actually from the UK – Jordan’s Crispy Crunch. So I was most interested to see their current TV ad promoting their commitment to biodiversity.

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Some toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests, endangering tigers and elephants

Some toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests, endangering tigers and elephants

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Business coalition re-established in run-up to Rio+20

Globalisation has strengthened the business case for sustainability and a wide range of tools are already in use to measure environmental, social and governance impacts

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Consumers are making sustainable choices, all they need is a little guidance

Asda study shows consumers – regardless of age, gender or income – are choosing sustainable products and services

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Rio+20 draft offers ‘bare bones’ of green growth manifesto – HSBC

This year’s landmark Rio+20 conference could help underpin investor confidence in a shift to a more sustainable global economy – if elements in the recently released ‘draft outcome’ are developed, according to HSBC.

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Calculating the Carbon Value of a Swamp

A nonprofit organization and a Gulf Coast electric company have come up with a way that might raise money to help protect New Orleans and surrounding areas from storms made worse by climate change – by collecting funds from people who feel bad about their carbon dioxide emissions.

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Levi's drops Asia Pulp & Paper due to its link to deforestation in Indonesia

Levi Strauss & Company became the latest firm to drop Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as a supplier due to concerns over APP's continued clearing of rainforests in Sumatra, reports the Rainforest Action Network, a green group in the midst of a campaign against APP.

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Firms to suggest ways of eco-friendly production

Abu Dhabi: To sustain a world population of nine billion people in 2050, the world must double its agricultural production without increasing land and water use, as well as reduce carbon emissions by half.

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The communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

Late last year we - Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group - published a new report which reveals the growing number of people who are choosing to start renewable energy co-operatives in their communities, against all the odds.

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US rejects European Court ruling on airline emissions

The US says EU plans for an emissions tax on airlines must be dealt with by the international aviation body.

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Corrected: Coke sets plan for plastic bottles from plants

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co announced a plan on Thursday that brings it closer to rolling out soft drink bottles made entirely from plant-based plastic.

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Palm oil, pulp companies commit to zero-tolerance policy for orangutan killing

Two Indonesian plantation companies have signed an agreement to train workers not to kill or injure orangutans and other protected species.

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Shark fin goes off the menu at Peninsula hotels

The move will affect the group's nine hotels, including those in China and Hong Kong, the centre of the global shark fin market

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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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Puma aiming to produce compostable trainers and T-shirts

German sportswear manufacturer working on designs for shoes and clothing that can be buried at the bottom of the garden

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Chinese airlines to sue EU over carbon price

Air China and three other major Chinese carriers are planning jointly to sue the European Union for its plan to charge airlines for carbon emissions, a senior official with the country's industry group said yesterday.

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Dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/MC/77988 (2011-210)
To: CBD Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a global dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India, together with Japan as the COP Presidency, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador.

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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.


2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue (UNEP DTIE)

11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France

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COP 10

Business meets Biodiversity - Doing Business the Biodiverse Way

Leading companies from around the world, who are dynamically engaged in protecting biodiversity by conscientiously adapting business practices, will present their efforts at this side event. Participants will be able to hear from and interact directly with business members of the Business and B ...

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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 ...

Side Event
COP 10

Corporate Biodiversity Management - Practicality Meets Biodiversity

Business meets biodiversity in a real way. The all-new best practises manual “Corporate Biodiversity Management” is here. The handbook will be presented by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) together with Business and Biodiversity Initiative members. It represents the consolidated efforts o ...

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