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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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This section will be periodically updated to include the latest news of interest to members.

  • Natura 2000 Award: The 2015 call for applications is now open

    8 December 2014

    After a very successful pilot year, the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Award opens for a second year of applications. The aim of the award is to bring the success of Natura 2000 network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting our valuable natural heritage. The annual award is open to any entity involved in activities related to Natura 2000. The Natura 2000 Award is dedicated to rewarding excellence in the management and promotion of the network and its objectives and to raising awareness about Natura 2000 and its benefits to European citizens. This year an “EU Citizen’s Award” will be introduced, with the public being encouraged to vote for their favourite application.

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    Priorities for next year – Please vote!

    2 December 2014

    While it has been decided to continue the work of the three Workstreams during year 2 of the EU B@B Platform, new priorities have to be fixed. The first ideas identified by the Workstream leaders have been presented and discussed during the B@B Annual Conference. The participants to the Annual Conference then received the opportunities to provide additional ideas during after the conference. The different inputs have been revised and all the members of the B@B Platform have now the opportunity to vote for their preferred topic. You can access the poll here.

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Related projects

This section will be periodically updated to include the latest events of interest to members.

  • B@B Annual Conference: Highlights

    2 December 2014

    The first Annual Conference of the EU B@B Platform took place in Brussels on 21 November 2014. Many businesses attended this exciting event and learned from different frontrunners in the field of business and biodiversity. If you did not have the chance to attend the event in person, a short summary of the day is now available together with the presentations and the agenda of the conference.

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