The Brazilian Initiative on Business and Biodiversity was recently launched during Rio + 20 by the joint efferts from the Confederation of Industries - CNI, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development CEBDS, LIFE Institute and the Business Movement for Biodiversity - MEB. One of t ...
A side event, highlighting South Africa’s experience regarding the Nagoya protocol, business and biodiversity and trade issues. The event provides the opportunity for the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to sign the MOU with Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China in the field of ...
Biodiversity conservation activities have been driven until recently by an imperative to manage global public goods associated with biologically rich ecosystems. In the next decade, biodiversity conservation will need to take place in the context of rapid human population growth, increased loca ...
Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) species are used globally for health, food and cosmetics, providing an important source of income generation for many national economies and rural communities. At the same time, one-fifth of MAP species are threatened due to over-harvesting and lan ...
Business has an impact on biodiversity in the course of their business operations as they use natural resources for production or consumption of products. The ecosystem is being impoverished by unsustainable activities. Currently there is much concern over the increasing impact of our business a ...
With an economy closely linked to its natural resource based and climate sensitive sectors, India is poised with the challenges of poverty eradication, sustaining the rapid economic growth and dealing with the global threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. All bu ...
This event will describe the role of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and their ability to influence biodiversity management practices of the private sector through the implementation of Environmental and Social Standards and compliance requirements. The main focus will be on the Inter ...
This event will allow delegates to COP 11 to get a better understanding of the Global Partnership, how it interacts with the various national and regional initiatives for business and biodiversity, and the longer term goals of the Partnership.
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 ...
This side event aims to further the discussions on the role of the private sector in biodiversity conservation from CoP 10 to CoP 11. It will bring together Japanese corporations with Indian and international corporations to share the experiences. Presentations will include those from leading In ...
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.
We live in a world transformed by business activities. Companies have prospered by providing products and services to people everywhere, and play a key role in economic development. For nature, however, the price of development and business success has been very high. Demonstrating the economic ...
Publisher pledges to use alternative sources as activist rejoices that 'The Jungle Book will no longer be destroying the jungle'
Business and biodiversity
ScienceDaily (Sep. 23, 2012) — From rubber dinghies to television sets: the emissions of greenhouse gases in countries like China are to a significant extent caused by the production of goods that are exported to Germany or the United States.
Carbon Disclosure Project reports companies acknowledge risk but are not doing enough to cut emissions
JEJU, South Korea, Sep 8 2012 (IPS) - Regulations that stand in the way of conservation programmes lower their likely success, experts warned at the World Conservation Congress of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Jeju, South Korea.
A few years back, German sporting goods company Vaude decided to reduce the impact of its offices and production sites on biodiversity, but it didn’t know where to start.
6 - 15 September 2012, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Nestlé, the world's largest food company, has added its weight to calls by the UN and development groups for the US and EU to change their biofuel targets because of looming food shortages and price rises.
Findings of research into mechanisms to fund biodiversity have been published in Israel, suggesting that properly evaluated, such mechanisms can generate investor returns - helping protect national biodiversity in the process.
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?
ATISAN, Philippines, Jun 30 2012 (IPS) - The gentle hills on the edge of this remote town are lush with tropical fruit trees that yield fine wines for the Broadchem Corporation and also give the agro company a green label.
The U.K. will require London Stock Exchange-listed companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions starting in April 2013, according to the British government. The rule may be extended to all large companies in 2016.
MEXICO CITY, Jun 12, 2012 (IPS) - Business will push for the freeing up of trade in green goods and services, at the upcoming summit of heads of state of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialised and emerging countries in Mexico.
Building on decades of experience in sustainable development, Henkel is intensifying its cooperation with all stakeholders to develop viable solutions for the future
Ministers must send clear signals that they believe in new forms of green technology if they want companies to invest in them, a think tank has said.
The rules of business must be changed if the planet is to be saved, says Pavan Sukhdev.
WASHINGTON, May 30 (IPS) - According to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) here on Wednesday, at least half of the U.S. corporations under review have actively supported the misrepresentation of the science around climate change.Many more have offered contradictory stat ...
A new system set up by the Natural Value Initiative aims to help the finance sector understand and take account of environmental risks
The winner of our biodiversity category, as well as overall winner of the Guardian Sustainable Business awards, has used pioneering techniques to reveal the company's impact on nature
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 ...
The event is designed to present the LIFE Certification - history, methodology, concepts and application.
The BASD Business Day will bring together governments, businesses, and other stakeholders for a day of discussion ahead of Rio+20
Engagement with business
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 ...
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 ...
One of the sessions at today‘s 1st European Biodiversity Summit focused on the Opportunities for Biodiversity Financing.
17 - 18 April 2012, Stuttgard, Germany
Whole Foods has announced it will be the first grocery chain in the U.S. to no longer sell any seafood in the "red."
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.
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.
Car giant breaks off 20-year relationship with Heartland Institute in ongoing row over its role in questioning global warming
A new course explores the drivers, regulatory pressures, frameworks and business case for a stronger focus on ecosystem measurement and management Sponsor's feature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.