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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Online Consultation on the EU No Net Loss Initiative – 8 July 2014 – Brussels
26 June 2014
The European Commission has launched an online consultation
on a future EU initiative to halt biodiversity loss. Achieving “No Net Loss” would require that all planned developments which are expected to have an impact on biodiversity adhere to a strict "mitigation hierarchy", whereby priority is given, first, to avoiding or preventing negative impacts; second, where impacts cannot be avoided, to minimising damage and rehabilitating their effects; and lastly, to offsetting or compensating for residual adverse impacts.
The consultation will be online until 26 September 2014.
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EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Bureau Meeting – 8 July 2014 – Brussels
30 June 2014
The first EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Bureau Meeting will take place in Brussels on July 8, 2014. Bureau Advisors - from business, Member States, NGOs and Commission Services - will meet and discuss the work carried out by the EU B@B Platform and its members. Discussion topics will include: reviewing the results so far, identifying the most promising opportunities, links with relevant initiatives, upcoming events of mutual interest and next steps including brainstorming on the 2015 workstreams.