The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform: Phase 2
The European Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform provides an EU level forum for sustained and strategic dialogue about the links between business and biodiversity. Through three separate thematic workstreams, the Platform will deliver tangible results by working with business to develop tools and approaches that integrate biodiversity considerations into business practice. The B@B Platform also helps to coordinate and to raise awareness of innovative national and international initiatives, and showcase business best practices at EU level.
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The launch of phase 2 of the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform website
The website for Phase 2 of the EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform was launched today, on the 8th of April, 2014. The B@B platform brings together EU businesses to develop tools and approaches that integrate biodiversity considerations into business practice. The B@B Platform also helps to coordinate and to raise awareness of innovative national and international initiatives, and showcase business best practices at EU level. The platform is open to businesses in all sectors and also brings together experts and stakeholders from business, as well as representatives from government, industry sectors and NGOs. Read more
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High-Level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Europe - 22 May 2014 – Brussels
On 22 May 2014, International Biodiversity Day, the European Commission is hosting a high-level Conference to highlight the policy relevance of MAES. The conference will provide a platform to present the work undertaken to date at EU and Member State level as well as contributions from key stakeholders. It will demonstrate how reliable, high-quality information on the state of ecosystems and the services they provide can contribute to the advancement of biodiversity objectives, and to the integration of natural capital concerns into the EU. For more information and registration please visit the MAES website.
Green Week 2014 Session on "Monitoring the State of Natural Capital for a truly circular economy" – 4 June 2014 – Brussels
Registrations for Green Week 2014, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, are now open. We invite you to attend the dedicated session on Natural Capital Accounting, which will provide insight on the increasing number of initiatives, both within the public and the private sector, that recognise the importance of analysing and monitoring the state of natural capital and how we impact and depend on it. The session will seek to identify the areas of focus by governments and companies in assessment and accounting of natural capital and to discuss possible next steps for scaling up good practice examples at macro and micro level. Register here