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News Headlines
#77409
2011-03-09

The Green Economy - the way forward?

In February 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme released a ground-breaking new report titled ‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’.

News Headlines
#77175
2011-02-25

Online Q&A: how can business address the biodiversity challenge?

Join our expert panel for a discussion about what businesses can do to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services

News Headlines
#76907
2011-02-11

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

News Headlines
#76682
2011-02-02

Princes admits to using endangered tuna in its products

The food giant is the only company in the UK to sell bigeye tuna despite its boasts of being environmentally friendly

News Headlines
#76169
2011-01-04

Nature museums undergoing a metamorphosis

$189M revamp. Biggest scientific complex in Canada

News Headlines
#76116
2010-12-29

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 ...

News Headlines
#76092
2010-12-24

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.

News Headlines
#76023
2010-12-21

COP Out? EIRIS report reveals extent of corporate failings on biodiversity

UN-backed Economics of Environment and Biodiversity initiative has estimated the annual cost of biodiversity loss at between $2 - 4.5 Trillion, representing approximately 7.5 per cent of global GDP.

News Headlines
#75970
2010-12-20

Warning on biodiversity risk

Institutional investors need to wake up to the risk of exposure to companies that ignore biodiversity issues, according to a report that comes out on Monday.

News Headlines
#75775
2010-12-09

Big business backs deforestation deal

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

News Headlines
#75651
2010-12-03

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.

News Headlines
#75604
2010-12-01

Yokohama embraces biodiversity

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has formulated its "Guidelines for the Preservation of Biodiversity" as part of the company's commitment to protecting the global environment.

News Headlines
#75508
2010-11-29

Companies Adopt Green Policies on Their Own

LONDON — While politicians bicker over international action on global warming, many companies are taking the lead and cutting greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

News Headlines
#75458
2010-11-25

Companies should act early on new international biodiversity legislation

Recent international talks in Nagoya, Japan, have resulted in the adoption of an international regime that will force companies to change the way they source their natural ingredients…although, not immediately.

News Headlines
#75349
2010-11-23

Private sector involvement is no silver bullet to the climate crisis

The private sector has a role to play in tackling climate change, but governments must not lose sight of the reality that only grant-based public funding can reach the most vulnerable communities, says Sarah Best, from Oxfam

News Headlines
#75239
2010-11-18

Investors call for global climate change deal at Cancun

Leading investors urge policymakers to tackle climate change at Cancun's UN climate summit later this month, or risk economic disturbance

News Headlines
#75137
2010-11-15

TESCO recognised as top retailer on climate change

Tesco has been named as the top retailer in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)’s 2010 UK FTSE 350 report. The report recognises major UK companies for their environmental work including Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons. Tesco is also ranked fourth overall, following Reckitt Benckiser, ...

News Headlines
#75007
2010-11-09

Before Cancún, business sets the pace

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

News Headlines
#74962
2010-11-08

Few companies meet carbon reporting norms

Most British businesses fail to comply with government guidance on reporting their carbon footprints, a Deloitte survey of 100 listed firms reveals.

News Headlines
#74918
2010-11-05

Helping the environment is in the jeans

International denim brand Levi's becomes the latest in a number of clothing companies helping consumers reduce their environmental footprint one outfit at a time.

News Headlines
#74790
2010-11-03

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.

Side Event
#2031
COP 10
2010-10-28

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 ...

Side Event
#2172
COP 10
2010-10-28

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
#2039
COP 10
2010-10-27

Going beyond mitigation: How can private sector drive biodiversity conservation?

The event will present views, experiences and recommendations from the private sector actors on how to advance towards effectively engaging business in supporting the implemetation of the three objectives of CBD, in particular in the use of BioTrade approaches.

Side Event
#2122
COP 10
2010-10-27

How Japanese companies work on TEEB, certifications, PES, offsets: Many cases presented by Nikkei BP EMF.

Nikkei BP's EcoManagement Forum (EMF) is a consortium of 170 large corporations which work hard on biodiversity. EMF is also partnered with Nikkei Ecology. a leding Japanese magazine of environmental issues in business. The member companies present many cases of their approach to biodiversity an ...

Side Event
#1913
COP 10
2010-10-27

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 ...

Side Event
#1963
COP 10
2010-10-27

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BIODIVERSITY

This side event will showcase European examples of partnerships with the private sector including the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform, the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign, the Nordic countries business and biodiversity example and will discuss the involvement of the business se ...

Side Event
#2288
COP 10
2010-10-27

FROM CARBON NEGATIVE TO BIODIVERSITY POSITIVE: A NEW PARADIGM FOR BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY? Merged side event: “Net Positive Impact: A New Business Trend” And “Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme

This side event aims to share information on actions by leading companies to ‘neutralise’ their residual environmental impacts and to introduce the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme. It seeks feedback from CBD delegates on what Parties and others can do to stimulate more companies to ...

Side Event
#1936
COP 10
2010-10-27

Corporate ecosystem valuation – Business guidance and examples

If biodiversity and ecosystems are to be conserved, it is crucial to realize their true value. Yet, some of the most vital ecosystem services are also among the most difficult to bring to market. While the economic value of some ecosystem services is obvious, the value of other services is less ...

Side Event
#2222
COP 10
2010-10-26

Well being, Bioenterprises and Endogenous Development

Concepts of well being are defined differently in different worldviews, although they eventually aim to reach a level of welfare. Building on research and practices undertaken by the different partners, the side event will focus on the development and roles of bio-enterprises through endogenous ...

Side Event
#1755
COP 10
2010-10-26

Sustainable Infrastructure Development consistent with biodiversity conservation in Japan

Japanese approaches (experiences and techniques) for harmonizing development and biodiversity will be presented to formulate agreements on the Revised Strategic Plan of the Convention. Japan has experienced environmental problems caused by rapid development, and has solved them through various ...

Side Event
#2247
COP 10
2010-10-25

Ocean Industry Leadership in Addressing Marine Biodiversity Challenges

The World Ocean Council is the international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on ocean sustainability that is tackling the single most important factor affecting marine biodiversity - the way business is done in the marine environment. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shippi ...

Side Event
#1980
COP 10
2010-10-25

Corporate Reporting on Ecosystem services

The Global Reporting Initiative, UNEP WCMC and CREM release research and development publication on Ecosystem Services and Sustainability Reporting. The publication is designed to support existing producers of sustainability reports and to support future GRI Working Groups seeking to devleop sec ...

Side Event
#2231
COP 10
2010-10-25

Engaging the CBD to Build on Existing Biofuel Sustainability Initiatives

The primary objective of this side event is to demonstrate how existing biofuel guidelines and standards address ways and means to promote the positive and minimize the negative impacts of the production and use of biofuels on biodiversity. Additional objectives are to discuss the linkages to ot ...

Side Event
#1903
COP 10
2010-10-25

Integrating Biodiversity management into the building materials sector

The event will focus on what are the risks and opportunities related to biodiversity in the building material sector. The Biodiversity Management System, which has been proposed for Holcim by the IUCN-Holcim Independent Expert panel will be presented, followed by an interactive discussion on the ...

Side Event
#2216
COP 10
2010-10-25

The Green Development Mechanism (GDM) and innovative finance

In light of the deliberations of the Parties on innovative financial mechanisms, this side event will explore how a GDM could generate additional funding from the private sector in support of biodiversity and development. A high-level panel will discuss the case for further consultation and work ...

Side Event
#1935
COP 10
2010-10-25

EFFECTIVE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM POLICY AND REGULATION – BUSINESS INPUT TO THE CBD

In response to the emerging reality of natural resource limits, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, business must anticipate new and changing policies and regulatory frameworks to be developed and deployed by governments to address these pressing environmental challenges. However, busin ...

News Headlines
#74567
2010-10-25

'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 ...

News Headlines
#74570
2010-10-25

Un site pour permettre aux entreprises d'évaluer leurs interactions avec la biodiversité

Le ministère du Développement durable a lancé le 22 octobre NoteConsulter le site EBEviePlus d'infosun nouvel outil Internet baptisé ''EBEvie'', conçu pour les entreprises qui souhaitent évaluer leurs liens d’interdépendance avec la biodiversité.

Side Event
#1970
COP 10
2010-10-22

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)

Side Event
#2221
COP 10
2010-10-22

Business and biodiversity: cooperation between stakeholders and strategies

Exchanges and cooperation between biodiversity stakeholders are crucial to comply both with business needs and research needs. The French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and Orée, an organisation for companies, territories and environment, act as a science-society interface through the ...

Side Event
#1721
COP 10
2010-10-22

TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: key findings for Local Policy and Business

This session presents key findings and recommendations for Local Policy and Business including Japanese best practices and other findings based on the “policy studies of environmental economics” program of MOE-J. It includes responses from the public and private sector and highlights practical n ...

Side Event
#2201
COP 10
2010-10-21

ILCs and the Private Sector "Open for Business"

ILCs working with the private sector and in particular the Aromatic, Flavourings and Cosmetics Industry and representative of the industry will discuss good practices in the light of the IR ABS.

News Headlines
#74463
2010-10-21

La biodiversité, c'est payant!

Au lieu d'exploiter à outrance les ressources de la planète comme il le fait actuellement, au nom de la croissance, l'être humain devrait plutôt prendre en compte la valeur des écosystèmes et les services rendus par la nature dans le processus de prises de décisions économiques.

News Headlines
#74465
2010-10-21

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
#2228
COP 10
2010-10-20

How the business sector is contributing to biodiversity in China

Leading businessmen in China will show cases of their action on biodiversity. Blive will introduce its platform role in promoting biodiversity protection work in China.

Side Event
#2028
COP 10
2010-10-19

Greening trade for biodiversity conservation

Trade, if managed under sustainable practices, can enable biodiversity conservation. This is what UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative and its partners are promoting. Creating an enabling environment for developing sustainable businesses and fostering public-private sector engagement, while establishing S ...

Side Event
#1738
COP 10
2010-10-19

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY THE MEASURES WHICH CONSERVE LOCAL LIVING CREATURES (LIVING CREATURE MARK)

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 ...

Side Event
#2308
COP 10
2010-10-19

SGP / UNDP-GEF SUPPORT TO BIODIVERSITY-BASED PRODUCTS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

The UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), established in 1992, has implemented more than 6,500 biodiversity projects at the community level in 120 countries worldwide. The side event will profile a joint initiative of the SGP and UNDP/GEF to capture and profile the portfolio of biodiversity-bas ...

Side Event
#1719
COP 10
2010-10-19

Launching of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

Launching ceremony of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative with partners including national governments, international organizations, and NGOs. The Minister of the environment of Japan is expected to participate in the side event.

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