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Launch Leaders for Nature in India

IUCN India and IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands

Date and Time
17 October 2012 13:15 - 14:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

During the event Leaders for Nature (www.leadersfornature.com) in India will be launched by IUCN, the Confederation of Indian Industries, Wildlife Trust of India and Hivos. The event will be a very high-level meeting aiming to have the director generals of all organizations involved to be present, as well as a number of CEOs supporting the initiative. It will be an event that aims to create substantial media coverage. Leaders for Nature is a business network managed and coordinated by IUCN with the aim to mainstream the planet aspects of sustainability in the core business of companies. This will drive the transition to an inclusive green economy, as Leaders for Nature’s focus is on biodiversity, ecosystems and livelihoods within the context of sustainable development. This supports the CBD Nagoya targets on private sector involvement. IUCN Leaders for Nature in India will become the leading national business platform on biodiversity, ecosystems, bringing together business leaders. It will be part of an international IUCN initiative to expand the network to other countries, starting in India.