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2 - 3 October 2013, Montreal, Canada
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82727 (2013-089)
To: CBD National Focal Points
Engagement of Business
Engagement with 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
Biodiversity Offsets and the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP)
Engagement of the private sector
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82044 (2013-056)
To: CBD Focal Points
22 - 24 April 2013, Washington, United States of America
15 - 16 April 2013, New Delhi, India
The topic of business and biodiversity is progressing all over the world. Different kinds of platforms, initiatives, organizations, and of course governments are striving to integrate the private sector in the implementation of the CBD goals and targets as well as national strategy plans for bio ...
The Brazilian Initiative on Business and Biodiversity was recently launched during Rio + 20 by the joint efferts from the Confederation of Industries - CNI, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development CEBDS, LIFE Institute and the Business Movement for Biodiversity - MEB. One of t ...
A side event, highlighting South Africa’s experience regarding the Nagoya protocol, business and biodiversity and trade issues. The event provides the opportunity for the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to sign the MOU with Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China in the field of ...
Biodiversity conservation activities have been driven until recently by an imperative to manage global public goods associated with biologically rich ecosystems. In the next decade, biodiversity conservation will need to take place in the context of rapid human population growth, increased loca ...
Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) species are used globally for health, food and cosmetics, providing an important source of income generation for many national economies and rural communities. At the same time, one-fifth of MAP species are threatened due to over-harvesting and lan ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...