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COP 11


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 ...

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Business and Ecosystem Services: Risks, Opportunities and Solutions

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 ...

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COP 11

International Finance Institutions and the Impact of Environmental & Social Performance Standards on the Private Sector

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 ...

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Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity

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.

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Business and Biodiversity: Valuing Ecosystems Services

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 ...

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Corporates and the CBD: Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity conservation amongst the private sector in India (incoming host of CBD COP 11) and Japan (previous host of CBD COP 10)

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 ...

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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.

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COP 11

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Business in Brazil: The TEEB for Business Brazil Project

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 ...

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Disney breaks ties with paper makers over Indonesian rainforest concerns

Publisher pledges to use alternative sources as activist rejoices that 'The Jungle Book will no longer be destroying the jungle'

COP 11

Decision XI/7

Business and biodiversity

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Constraining World Trade Is Unlikely to Help the Climate, Study Finds

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.

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Rising number of top firms believe climate change is threat to business

Carbon Disclosure Project reports companies acknowledge risk but are not doing enough to cut emissions

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Getting Into the Business of Environment

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.

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New Tool Measures Supply Chain Impact On Biodiversity

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.


IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

6 - 15 September 2012, Jeju, Republic of Korea

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US and EU must change biofuel targets to avert food crisis, says Nestlé chief

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.

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Market tools identified to fund biodiversity

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.

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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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Corporations See Green in Biodiversity

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.

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UK to require carbon emissions reporting by London Stock Exchange companies

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.

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Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit

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.

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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

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IPPR think tank urges clarity over green policies

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.

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Sustainability: The corporate climate overhaul

The rules of business must be changed if the planet is to be saved, says Pavan Sukhdev.

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U.S. Corporations Send Mixed Messages on Climate Science

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 ...

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Fauna & Flora International: providing a better benchmark for big money

A new system set up by the Natural Value Initiative aims to help the finance sector understand and take account of environmental risks

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Puma: business and the environment – counting the cost

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

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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


Recommendation 4/7

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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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