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News Headlines
#88421
2012-06-07

IPPR think tank urges clarity over green policies

Ministers must send clear signals that they believe in new forms of green technology if they want companies to invest in them, a think tank has said.

News Headlines
#88425
2012-06-07

Sustainability: The corporate climate overhaul

The rules of business must be changed if the planet is to be saved, says Pavan Sukhdev.

News Headlines
#88286
2012-05-31

U.S. Corporations Send Mixed Messages on Climate Science

WASHINGTON, May 30 (IPS) - According to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) here on Wednesday, at least half of the U.S. corporations under review have actively supported the misrepresentation of the science around climate change.Many more have offered contradictory stat ...

News Headlines
#88240
2012-05-30

Fauna & Flora International: providing a better benchmark for big money

A new system set up by the Natural Value Initiative aims to help the finance sector understand and take account of environmental risks

News Headlines
#88235
2012-05-29

Puma: business and the environment – counting the cost

The winner of our biodiversity category, as well as overall winner of the Guardian Sustainable Business awards, has used pioneering techniques to reveal the company's impact on nature

Side Event
#2488
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

Public or private funding for biodiversity – the continuing debate

The challenge of mobilizing resources for biodiversity has led to proposals for market mechanisms to generate funding. But the questions remain. Should biodiversity be turned into a tradable asset? Wouldn’t this simply lead to the privatisation and commodification of biodiversity? What about the ...

Side Event
#2474
WGRI 4
2012-05-08

LIFE CERTIFICATION

The event is designed to present the LIFE Certification - history, methodology, concepts and application.

News Headlines
#87707
2012-05-08

Rio+20 leadership event will solidify business recommendations

The BASD Business Day will bring together governments, businesses, and other stakeholders for a day of discussion ahead of Rio+20

Recommendation
WGRI 4
#13071

Recommendation 4/7

Engagement with business

Side Event
#2489
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-04

[Workshop] Making a smart and effective index for biodiversity friendly consumption.

In order to develop products and services that are friendly to biodiversity, what kind of ideas are more effective? In this session we will share ideas about · Variety ideas from marketing perspective. · Building better index for biodiversity friendly consumers. Introduction(10min) Presentat ...

Side Event
#2486
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Biofuels and biodiversity: tackling the real issues

The evidence from many parts of the world shows how the push for biofuels and biomass for energy is having serious, often irreversible impacts on indigenous peoples, local communities and biodiversity. Furthermore biofuels incur a carbon debt at a time when we should sharply reduce emissions and ...

News Headlines
#87318
2012-04-19

Making biodiversity material for investors

One of the sessions at today‘s 1st European Biodiversity Summit focused on the Opportunities for Biodiversity Financing.

Meeting
#5069

First European Biodiversity Summit

17 - 18 April 2012, Stuttgard, Germany

News Headlines
#87136
2012-04-11

Whole Foods bans 'red' fish from its stores

Whole Foods has announced it will be the first grocery chain in the U.S. to no longer sell any seafood in the "red."

News Headlines
#87033
2012-04-03

New push for carbon capture and storage with £1bn competition

More than £1bn of public funds will be allocated to a new push to develop carbon capture and storage technology, that could create an industry with 100,000 jobs, with the revival of a government-sponsored competition to design the first workable demonstration project.

News Headlines
#87034
2012-04-03

Multinationals vow to boycott APP after outcry over illegal logging

Several multinational companies have vowed to boycott the huge forestry conglomerate, Asia Pulp and Paper, after a public outcry after evidence emerged of illegal logging by APP in Indonesia, that is damaging the habitat of rare animals such as the Sumatran tiger.

News Headlines
#87005
2012-04-02

General Motors pulls funding from climate sceptic thinktank Heartland

Car giant breaks off 20-year relationship with Heartland Institute in ongoing row over its role in questioning global warming

News Headlines
#86954
2012-03-29

Biodiversity is critical for business: new training program to manage impact on ecosystems

A new course explores the drivers, regulatory pressures, frameworks and business case for a stronger focus on ecosystem measurement and management Sponsor's feature

News Headlines
#86885
2012-03-27

Many canned tuna brands getting more sustainable

Canned tuna sold under the Gold Seal, Ocean's, Safeway and Sobey's Our Compliments brands have improved their commitment to sustainable fishing enough to get a nod from Greenpeace Canada.

News Headlines
#86648
2012-03-15

Three U.S. retailers pledge to avoid fish from embattled Ross Sea

The Ross Sea, a massive bay off Antarctica, has been dubbed the world's last ocean due to its pristine state, long-untouched by industry and fisheries.

News Headlines
#86390
2012-03-06

Nestlé partners with South African scientists

The FINANCIAL -- Nestlé is entering into a new research partnership with the government of South Africa which it is hoped will contribute to the scientific development of the country and the continent as a whole.

News Headlines
#86320
2012-03-01

Investigation links APP to illegal logging of protected trees

A year-long undercover investigation has found evidence of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) companies cutting and pulping legally protected ramin trees, a practice that violates both Indonesian and international law.

News Headlines
#86270
2012-02-29

Brazilian Rainforest: Caught Between Biodiversity And Business

Brazil is exporting more and more agricultural produce: soya beans and beef in particular, but also corn, rice and sugar. Taken together, these exports represent half of Brazil’s total today.

News Headlines
#86090
2012-02-23

Amazon.com stops selling whale meat

Amazon Japan, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, pulled all whale meat products (and possibly dolphin meat) from its site after a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International highlighted the issue.

News Headlines
#86100
2012-02-23

Tesco and RSPB join forces to protect rainforests

The retailer and wildlife conservation charity hope the initiative – Together for Trees – will increase public awareness

News Headlines
#86011
2012-02-21

Paper Industry Decimating Indonesia's Tigers

WASHINGTON, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS) - The survival of Sumatra's tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, as well as indigenous communities, is threatened by the "world's fastest deforestation rate", caused by none other than the pulp and paper industry, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

News Headlines
#85846
2012-02-16

Making the economic case for business and biodiversity

Is there an economic case for businesses to do something about the continuing loss of biodiversity?

News Headlines
#85758
2012-02-13

Saving biodiversity for breakfast

One of my favourite breakfast cereals in France is actually from the UK – Jordan’s Crispy Crunch. So I was most interested to see their current TV ad promoting their commitment to biodiversity.

News Headlines
#85693
2012-02-10

Some toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests, endangering tigers and elephants

Some toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests, endangering tigers and elephants

CBD
Meeting
#4881
Meeting
#4958
Notification
#1812
2011-11-04
Action by
2011-12-05

Dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/ITS/DC/MC/77988 (2011-210)
To: CBD Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a global dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India, together with Japan as the COP Presidency, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Press Release
#78781
2011-05-05

Biodiversity Awareness Keeps Rising among Consumers and Business

Paris/Montreal 5 May 2011. Biodiversity awareness has risen again among consumers and business, according to the latest edition of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) Biodiversity Barometer launched in Paris today.

Meeting
#4771

2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue (UNEP DTIE)

11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France

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
#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
#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
#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
#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 ...

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