Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it
Pyeongchang, 16 October 2014. Understanding that the impacts of agricultural commodity production on biodiversity are immense and that food commodity production has the largest environmental impact of any human activity, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity launched the Ini ...
Drawing example from India, the side event will present how TEEB implementation at national and sub-national levels could support countries towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets. A presentation on the TEEB India Initiative (TII) and National Biodiversity Targets 2020 will be made, follow ...
LIFE Certification is an international tool for businesses concerned with the increasing risks of global ecological thresholds and the negative impacts to Natural Capital. With reliable, transparent and independent audits, a LIFE certified business can more effectively communicate its voluntary ...
Biodiversity and Business: economic value for companies
The event will feature the good business practices of biodiversity management by Indian companies. The key note would be addressed by Mr. Hem Pande, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. A case study report will be released covering business initi ...
Presentation of Thai business and private sector’s engagement regarding the business case in support of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem service that lead to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets, wh ...
Throughout the world, non-extractive uses of biodiversity such as Ecotourism, diving and the like generate billions of dollars in revenues and provide millions of direct and indirect jobs, a significant amount of which in developing countries. However, the non-extractive businesses have very rar ...
Rice paddy fields are important habitat for wild species. Three speakers from different sectors(scientific society, government organization and business) will report on practical approaches to conserve biodiversity in rice paddy fields. <p></p> Programme <br> 13:15 Greetings <br> 13:20 Presentat ...
A coalition of NGOs criticized on Tuesday the involvement of large companies — which, according to the NGOs, are the cause of deforestation — at the UN 2014 Climate Summit in New York, saying the companies would only hinder efforts to save the forests.
Amore Pacific, Korea's biggest cosmetics maker, has provided strong support to an area that is unfamiliar to many ㅡ biodiversity.
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in New York to discuss sustainability, climate change and what his company is doing to make the world a greener place.
ST. ALBANS – A Ben & Jerry's factory worker feeds chunks of chocolate-covered toffee into an augur, which funnels them into a stream of coffee-flavored ice cream. The newly blended confection is then dolloped into pint containers labeled "Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch."
Report on progress related to business engagement
Report on Progress Related to Decision XI/7 on Business Engagement
1 - 4 June 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Despite several high profile pledges to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, big food and drink companies still aren't doing enough to curb their annual emissions of 264 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, argues a new report published by Oxfam.
Report on Progress Related to Business Engagement
Paper company responds to criticism with 1m hectare conservation plan but green groups say it won't stop loggers
Traditionally, the most important factors in choosing a location for a new factory or operation have always been workforce supply and economic incentives.
Ian Cheshire urges business to sign a communique aimed at negotiators meeting in Paris next year to thrash out a new binding climate deal
Recipe for Ikea's famous Swedish meatballs could be changed in order to cut carbon emissions, retailer reveals
For companies to be transparent on their position on climate change, they must be clear, consistent, and constructive
You probably don't think much, if at all, about palm oil -- but the versatile vegetable oil can be found in more than half of all packaged products used by American consumers -- including lipsticks, soaps, shampoos and even ice cream.
On April 8 Volkswagen (VW), the owner-operator of the largest auto manufacturing plant in North America in Puebla, Mexico, launched an ambitious, pioneering biodiversity and ecological sustainability initiative to help establish a protected biological corridor that will assure local wildlife has ...
H&M and Zara/Inditex, two of the world's largest clothing companies, today pledged to eliminate old-growth forest destruction from their products.
It may be hard for chocolate makers to guarantee that their entire supply comes from a sustainable source by the 2020 target many of them have set, according to a sustainable sourcing auditing firm has told Confectionery News.
Lena Ingelstam, director of partnerships and innovations, answers some questions about Sida's approach to inclusive business
WASHINGTON, Mar 10 2014 (IPS) - The multinational food giant Mars, Inc. unveiled Monday a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring that its palm oil supply lines are completely traceable and sustainable by next year.
Sri Lanka’s Business and Biodiversity (B&B) Platform has emerged as the first from South Asia to gain membership of the Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity (GPBB) established under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
These issues were recently discussed at an event marking the one-year anniversary of APP's forest conservation policy.
The UN is preparing the publication of a set of principles to foster corporate responsibility in the agricultural sector, based on the theory that long-term food security depends on businesses taking more seriously their role in the global food system.
Madagascar's government has agreed to sell forest-related carbon credits to Microsoft and Zurich's zoo, which will help protect the Makira National Park, in the first sale of state-owned REDD+ credits in Africa, according to the group that manages the park.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) Anniversary Report with a call for NGOs, Governments and businesses to work together in an effort to help tackle deforestation in Indonesia.
Exactly one year since Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company switched off the bulldozers and agreed to halt deforestation, the firm has warned that its efforts could be in vain unless there are similar steps from its competitors and the country's government.
Extreme weather — including massive storms such as Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Sandy, and severe floods and droughts — is likely to become more frequent and intense as global warming accelerates1.
One of the world's largest oil and gas companies, Total, has committed to leave the planet's UNESCO World Heritage Sites untouched, according to the United Nations.
L’Oreal is the latest in a growing list of global companies that aims to eliminate forest destruction from all its supply chains; environmental groups welcome the move but call for deadline to be moved forward
Soy traders and producers in the Brazilian Amazon agreed to extend a moratorium on soybeans produced in recently deforested areas for another year, reports Greenpeace.
French cosmetics giant, L'Oreal, has pledged to stop using palm oil linked to deforestation for its products by 2020. Palm oil, which is found in both cosmetics and many food items, has been linked to widespread deforestation in places like Indonesia and Malaysia, decimating biodiversity and con ...
24 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kept up the drumbeat for business to play its full part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development for a second day today, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos that investments now will generate major savings for tomorrow.
WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a serious water shortage there in 2004, things began to change.
As part of our series on integrated carbon offsetting we asked Zelda Bentham, head of environment and climate change, Aviva, to explain how her firm assesses the benefits
The World Economic Forum presents a necessary opportunity to pave path to sustainable future.
Jan. 3, 2014 — Business gets blasted for not only ignoring the world's environmental problems, but for contributing to them.
Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia has joined a growing number of airlines looking to curb the international shark fin trade by banning the transport of shark fins and other shark products on their aircraft.
Plans for more rigorous monitoring of areas such as diversity and environmental policy falter as major EU firms fail to comply
WARSAW, Nov 15 2013 (IPS) - As deliberations continue in earnest at the 19th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Warsaw, negotiators from the Global South welcome a focus on financing adaptation – but reject a new emphasis on a role for the private sector.
At the first World Forum on Natural Capital, business and conservation leaders will debate the economic value of nature
The past week has provided further evidence of short-term outlooks dominating business. Energy companies have been criticised for price hikes far above inflation that squeeze consumers without any significant indication that any of the additional margin will be invested in green measures.
2 - 3 October 2013, Montreal, Canada
The private sector should be allowed to develop innovative solutions to combat climate change, with governments playing an enabling role, according to Caio Koch-Weser, Chairman of the European Climate Foundation.
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82727 (2013-089)
To: CBD National Focal Points
Hans Joehr, Nestlé’s corporate head of agriculture, explains the impetus behind the company’s sustainable agriculture initiative and the wisdom of not having a single sustainability officer in this Q&A with Nina Kruschwitz from MIT Sloan Management Review.
African Wildlife Foundation announces new Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to scale up investment in Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife
Microsoft, once the big, bad and bullying tech giant, has reinvented itself in recent years as a more progressive company executing impressive work on social enterprise and environmental issues. The company’s carbon neutrality strategy, which launched last year, is starting to show results in pa ...
On Monday, the Coalition announced its plan for the Great Barrier Reef, including a A$40m trust-fund to target threats to the Reef such as Crown of Thorns starfish and runoff from agriculture.
To address today's pending water challenges, the private sector needs to help establish "safe spaces" for dialogue and action without falling into the trap of resource or policy capture, says a new report from conservation group WWF International.
Around 40% of beef and 85% of leather production serve markets that are potentially sensitive to environmental concerns, providing a partial explantation as to why Brazilian producers have made recent commitments to reducing deforestation for cattle production, finds a new study published in Tro ...
Multinational companies met here on Wednesday to discuss the role of the private sector in strengthening the fight against climate change and habitats depletion in sub-Saharan Africa.
Today (1 Aug), Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB), a leading platform for corporate leaders that curates the world's most authoritative voices on sustainability, launches a US network as part of the Guardian's growing global expansion.
Engagement of Business
Engagement with Business
A Case for Maintaining Biological Diversity
Businesses Vow to Protect Biodiversity
DAY 1 - Session 2 - Monday 30 November 2009 12:00-13:30 - Panel discussion The Business case for Biodiversity: a sectoral update
DAY 1 - Session 3.A - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session TOURISM
DAY 1 - Session 3.B - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session LUXURY AND FASHION INDUSTRIES
DAY 1 - Session 3.C - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session ENERGY
DAY 1 - Session 3.D - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session FINANCE
DAY 2 - Session 4.1- Tuesday 1 December 2009 09:30-11:00 - Panel discussion MANAGING BIODIVERSITY RISKS TO BUSINESS
DAY 2 - Session 4.2 - Tuesday 1 December 2009 11:30-13:00 - Panel discussion MEASURING, VALUING AND REPORTING BUSINESS IMPACTS AND DEPENDENCIES ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
DAY 2 - Session 4.3 - Tuesday 1 December 2009 14:30-16:00 - Panel discussion BUILDING BIODIVERSITY BUSINESS
DAY 2 - Session 5.A - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS AND BANKING
DAY 2 - Session 5.B - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION
DAY 2 - Session 5.C - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session BIODIVERSITY TOOLS AND THEIR APPLICATION
DAY 2 - Session 5.D - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session PARTNERSHIPS
DAY 3 - Session 6 - Wednesday 2 December 2009 09:00-10:15 - Panel discussion SCALING-UP EFFORTS
Business biodiversity efforts in key industry sectors: A background note (UNEP)
The Business of BioTrade: Using biological resources sustainably and responsibly
Input form for the Draft Jakarta Charter on Business and Biodiversity
Contribution to Further the Implementation of CBD COP 9 Decisions IX/6 Incentive Measures and IX/26 Promoting Business Engagement by Supporting the Dissemination of Businesses Cases and Practices
COP Decision VIII/17 Private Sector Engagement
COP Decision IX/26 Promoting Business Engagement
Report of the Second Business and the 2010 Biodiversity Challenge Meeting, São Paulo, Brazil, 3-5 November 2005
Report of the Business and the 2010 Biodiversity Challenge Meeting, London, 20-21 January 2005
Biodiversity Offsets: A Tool for CBD Parties to Consider, and a Briefing on the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
Cooperation with Other Conventions, International Organizations and Initiatives And Engagement of Stakeholders (Addendum - Engagement of Business)
Cooperation with Other Conventions, International Organizations and Initiatives And Engagement of Stakeholders: Revised note by the Executive Secretary
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82044 (2013-056)
To: CBD Focal Points
The Seafood Watch, first created by Monterey Bay Aquarium in the late 1990s, is arguably the best-known guide to sustainably-caught seafood in the U.S. Listing seafood choices in three categories—green (best choices), yellow (good alternatives), and red (avoid)—the guide informs consumers of the ...
UK's first national adaption plan sets out economic opportunities of increasingly more extreme weather, as well as the risks
BUSINESS and environmental activists are worlds apart — ideologically opposed, distrustful and antagonistic over each other’s motives, right? Those of us who have followed the high-profile daredevil actions of the anti-whaling, anti-palm oil or anti-nuclear campaigners may agree. But the acrimon ...
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Tuesday that Madhya Pradesh government did not consult it before levying the 2 % biodiversity tax on industries of the state.