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.
SAVE THE DATE - First Annual B@B Conference, 21st November, 2014
13 August 2014
The first Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference is scheduled to take place in Brussels on November 21, 2014. All B@B members are welcome to attend.
Online Consultation on the EU No Net Loss Initiative – Open until 26 September 2014
20 August 2014
The European Commission has launched an online consultation on a future EU initiative to halt biodiversity loss. The consultation asks interested citizens, public authorities, business and NGOs for their views on a future No Net Loss Initiative at EU level.
This section will be periodically updated to include the latest events of interest to members.
2nd Workshop on Natural Capital Accounting for Full Members, Piloting the Tool – 22 September 2014 – Brussels
20 August 2014
A second follow-up workshop will be organised under the Natural Capital Accounting Workstream of the B@B Platform. It will take place on Monday, 22nd September at DG Environment in Brussels. The objective of the workshop is to test and discuss the new NCA tool developed under the platform. Full member companies will prepare to pilot the NCA tool during the workshop and other companies, who have already started implementing it, will share their views and experiences. Participants will also discuss the next steps and the potential activities for 2015 reflecting the discussions of the recent B@B Bureau meeting.
EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Bureau Meeting – 8 July 2014 – Brussels
30 June 2014
The first EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Bureau Meeting took place in Brussels on July 8, 2014. Bureau Advisors - from business, Member States, NGOs and Commission Services - met and discussed the work carried out by the EU B@B Platform and its members. Discussion topics included: 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.