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.
EU B@B Platform outputs from all three Workstreams are now available
7 November 2014
After one year of work, the outputs from Workstream 1 on Natural Capital Accounting, Workstream 2 on Innovation for Biodiversity and Business and Workstream on Access to Finance and Innovative Finance Mechanisms are now available online.
- On Workstream 1 member companies, in cooperation with the EU B@B team, developed a Guide to select an NCA approach together with a new NCA Decision-matrix Tool.
- On Workstream 2, based on evidence provided by the B@B Platform members, a short report presents the objectives, approach, method and findings of the Workstream. This report is accompanied by 21 case studies showcasing innovative business models and their benefits for both biodiversity and businesses.
- On Worksteam 3, based on evidence provided by the B@B Platform members, a short report presents the objectives, approach, method and findings of the Workstream. This report is accompanied by 15 case studies showcasing innovative financing mechanisms and their positive impacts on biodiversity and businesses.
This section will be periodically updated to include the latest events of interest to members.
First Annual B@B Conference – European Commissioner Karmenu Vella will open the debate
6 November 2014
The first Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference will take place in Brussels on November 21, 2014. The full agenda is now available and we are pleased to confirm that the new European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will open the Conference. Registrations are open and all B@B members and observers are welcome to attend.
EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Bureau Meeting – 8 July 2014 – Brussels
17 September 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.