CBD COP 14 Business and Biodiversity Forum

GPBB Side Event

The Business and Biodiversity Forum was held in advance of the opening of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Center, Egypt from 14-15 November 2018.

The event provided an important opportunity for business leaders to engage with governments, non-governmental organizations, leaders from civil society and other businesses on critical issues surrounding biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation. The theme for the meeting was ‘Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet’ with topics including State of Biodiversity; Mainstreaming in Energy & Mining, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Processing; Tools; Partnership and Effective Engagement; Finance and Investing; Innovation; Post 2020 action and BioTrade and ABS.

Over 330 people attended including participants and speakers from: Ajinomoto, Enel, ENI, GEF, HeidelbergCement, ICC, IPBES, IUCN, Kering, Natura, Shell, Sygenta, Total, UNDP, UN Environment, Unilever, Vale, WBCSD, World Bank, WWF and Yves Rocher.

The Forum affirmed the need for greater action and integration of biodiversity into business models , recognized the need for collective action through partnerships, and acknowledged the role that business can play in achieving the strategic plan as well as contributing to the post 2020 agenda.

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