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.
Tokyo, Oct 18, 2010 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) -- Sony Corporation (Sony) and Conservation International (CI) have teamed up to bring compelling wildlife photography in 3D to over 14,000 delegates at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) taking place over the next two week ...
18 - 29 October 2010, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
How firms can be persuaded to help save at-risk environments
TOKYO - Les entreprises pourraient être tenues responsables si des organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) polluent les écosystèmes ou posent des risques à la santé humaine, selon un protocole élaboré lors d'une conférence internationale au Japon, a rapporté vendredi la presse japonaise.
Next week's crucial UN summit on biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan, will step up pressure on businesses to measure the financial costs associated with biodiversity impacts as policy makers investigate mechanisms designed to ensure firms value ecosystem services that have previously been regarded as ...
Après les récentes annonces de Loblaw, Walmart et Metro, le groupe Sobeys (enseigne IGA) vient à son tour de rendre publique sa politique d’approvisionnement responsable des produits de la mer.
CSR-driven initiatives are simply not proportionate to the value that multinational companies extract from Africa and Asia.
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/YX/fb/74196 (2010-192)
To: Africa’s CBD National Focal Points
I have the honour of transmitting to you an information note prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) with respect to its institutional character which will also be available as UNEP/CBD/COP/10/Inf/27. The information note offers brief introductory information on biodi ...English
7 October 2010 – Trade is a vital tool in transitioning to a green economy, a senior United Nations official said today, underlining the importance of helping developing countries make the shift in the face of climate change.
Biodiversity Offsets: A Tool for CBD Parties to Consider, and a Briefing on the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
MANILA — Southeast Asian nations should encourage businesses to protect the region's endangered plants and animals by showing profit can be made from biodiversity, experts said Wednesday.
The cost of environmental damage to the global economy hit 6.6 trillion US dollars—11 percent of the global GDP—in 2008, according to a new study by the Principles for Responsible (PRI) and UNEP Finance Initiative.
With the potential for water contamination, drought and soil erosion to impact on future profits, there has never been a stronger business case for change.
The European Commission has today published new guidelines to clarify rules for extractive industries in protected natural areas. As demand for precious raw materials grows, access to land available for mineral extraction in the EU is becoming ever more important. Some minerals are found on land ...
The launch of a socially responsible investment index in China is welcome news, says John Elkington, but it is naïve to believe it will power real change without stronger political action.
Global environmental damage resulting from human activity resulted in an economic cost of $6.6tn (£4.2tn) during 2008, equivalent to 11 per cent of global GDP, and is set to cost $28tn a year by 2050.
One of the biggest ideas in the conservation world over the past decade is Payments for Environmental Services, known as PES, whereby governments, corporations, or the public pays for the environmental services that benefit them (and to date have been free), i.e. carbon, biodiversity, freshwater ...
Carbon management is becoming a strategic business priority and competitive driver for the largest global companies, despite the lack of global agreement on climate change.
Montreal-based supermarket giant says it is getting into the swim of sustainable fisheries policies
The majority of executives and consumers polled in a survey in July do not think the majority of businesses are committed to "going green." Only 29 percent of executives and 16 percent of consumers polled think that the majority of businesses are committed to "going green." Almost half (45 perce ...
Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to preserve biodiversity as consumers grow more aware of hazards caused by commercial activities to ecosystems and businesses fear the depletion of natural resources could imperil their operations.
20 September 2010 – Intensifying investments in clean energy can accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight globally-agreed targets to slash poverty by 2015, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says in a new publication.
Once again Pepsi and Coke are going head-to-head only this time the outcome will be something more valuable than a better tasting soda – more efficient use of the billions of gallons of water critical to their products
The latest report of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) indicates that a number of prominent business companies are involved in polluting the environment in Kampala.
Les Français jugent à 81 % que les firmes ont un impact négatif sur la nature, selon un sondage IFOP.
Analytical software from IBM is being used to help save endangered zebras in Africa, thanks to work with conservation charity Marwell Wildlife
Sep 15 2010 --- Tetra Pak plans to offer 1.5 billion beverage cartons bearing the label of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) through 2011 to customers in Spain. The initiative, which starts in October, is designed to promote the use of sustainable paperboard from responsibly managed forests.
The business world can no longer afford to ignore the global biodiversity crisis.
Although the mining consortium, United Khmer Group, has been drawing up plans to build a massive titanium mine in a Cambodian protected forest for three years, the development did not become public knowledge until rural villagers came face-to-face with bulldozers and trucks building access roads.
Analysts at Co-operative Asset Management assess which FTSE 350 companies may have the most sustainable business models.
With managers across industries under pressure to develop sophisticated views about how climate change will impact their companies, it might seem natural to look to the insurance industry for guidance on how to act and communicate about risks and opportunities.
The Norwegian Government's pension fund sold all its 16 million shares of Samling Global, a Malaysian timber company, after concluding the firm had committed "serious transgessions" in logging outside of concession areas and destroying protected rainforests, reports the Bruno Manser Fund.
Companies are increasingly seeking business opportunities in preserving biodiversity rather than viewing it as a threat to their profits, according to a new McKinsey survey.
A U.N. official warned this week that the lack of progress on preserving global biodiversity will have dire economic effects.
In Saint-Tropez, environmental measures may upend the business of spoiling the pampered.
A recent report titled ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Report for Business’ makes the point that biodiversity, and the protection of it, is a fundamental part of business.
Aug 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian paper firm Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Wednesday released an audit it said showed allegations it destroyed rainforest were baseless and invalid.
Aux grands maux, les grands moyens! Alors que le gouvernement fédéral traîne la patte en...
CORPORATIONS around the world are increasingly taking responsibility for the impact of their operations on the environment and communities within which they operate. This is both necessary and right.
Protecting our natural world has solid economic benefits - it creates thousands of jobs and generates billions of pounds.
Consumers in the US purchasing mahogany furniture may be unwittingly supporting illegal logging in a Peruvian reserve for uncontacted indigenous tribes, imperiling the indigenous peoples' lives. A new report by the Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC) provides evidence that loggers are illegally felli ...
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
15 - 16 June 2010, Nuremberg, Germany
24 - 28 May 2010, Nairobi, Kenya