The global loss of biodiversity has become one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. Given that the concern for biodiversity is integral to sustainable development, the European Commission has taken the initiative to promote the continued development of the EU Business and Biodiversity Initiative by cooperating with businesses, from SMEs to larger organizations in setting up a technical platform on Business and Biodiversity (B&B). Read more
The B&B Platform's achievements
The Platform's participants have been working together providing input to documents, workshops, questionnaires and consultations on several aspects on Business and Biodiversity. In the links below you can find the summary of several sectoral workshops held by the Platform.
Read more on the Platform's achievements at the following links:
Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity in the EU: Workshop summaryThe publication summarizes the outcomes of the final workshop focused on exploring existing and prospective financing mechanisms for biodiversity in the European context. See full publication here (September 2012).
Business and the EU Biodiversity Strategy: Workshops outcomes
The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is built around six mutually supportive and inter-dependent Targets which address the main drivers of biodiversity loss. See full publication here (August 2012).
Implementation and further development of the EU B&B Platform: Workshop summaryEU and national B&B initiatives and their role in implementing the EU biodiversity strategy. See Workshop summary here (March 2012).
Best practices in B&B: Compilation of case studies per sector from participantsCompilation of case studies from the companies participating in the B&B Platform on best practices in Business and Biodiversity. See publication (October 2011)
Workshops on the EU Biodiversity Strategy: SummariesThe B&B participants have gathered in September 2011 to discuss how the private sector can contribute to the EU Biodiversity Strategy. Here are the links to the summaries of this workshops per sector:
Towards benchmarking methodology for biodiversity: Compilation of Workshop ReportsCompilation of the reports of the workshops held in June 2011 on benchmarking methodology for biodiversity action by the private sector. See the compilation of workshop reports and the reports for each sector at these links:
Best practice benchmarking: Summaries of sectoral workshopsIn September 2010 B&B participants gathered to discuss best practice benchmarking. The results of the discussions can be found at the links below per sector: