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EU LIFE Programme supports ETV

The new LIFEproETV project supports the promotion, market acceptance and recognition of ETV. It aims to explore the potential of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), communicate it to stakeholders and thereby boost the market acceptance and recognition of the scheme.

 
“The Biodiversity Crisis Is a Business Crisis” report

A beginner's guide on business and biodiversity for business. This report outlines the major risks that biodiversity loss poses for businesses and presents a guide on the opportunities for businesses that aspire to become biodiversity-positive.

 
EU Green Week 'search for sustainable buildings’ virtual seminar

Dear Subscriber, </br> </br> Don't miss the <b>European Commission virtual seminar on the ‘search for sustainable buildings’ at EU Green Week.</b> </br> </br> It will explain the New European Bauhaus initiative by the Commission, set up to explore how real building projects can make a difference by applying principles based on “beautiful, sustainable, together”. In this session we will also outline how Level(s) can support the Bauhaus initiative, as it provides a robust and tried and tested methodology to assess and report on the sustainability and circularity of buildings.

 
New Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks from CISL

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) has published a risk framework and guide to nature-related financial risks – the Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks - which has been co-created with University of Cambridge academics and members of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group and Banking Environment Initiative to ensure it is practitioner led and useful to the market.

 
Guide to measuring biodiversity for financial institutions

As the loss of biodiversity becomes ever more urgent, financial institutions are looking for ways to quantify the impact of their finance and investment activities on biodiversity. To help them better understand the variety of biodiversity measurement approaches for financial institutions, the EU Finance@Biodiversity Community and the signatories of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge have developed the Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches.

 
New publications on financial institutions’ contribution to the biodiversity crisis

A new report from Portfolio Earth titled “Bankrolling Extinction” details the role of the banking sector in the biodiversity crisis. Another recent report from ShareAction titled “Point of No Returns – Biodiversity” evaluates asset managers’ approaches to biodiversity and similarly finds that the asset management sector’s approach to biodiversity is critically underdeveloped.

 
Swiss Re Insurance pioneers index on risk from ecosystem collapse

Swiss Re Group, a provider of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, has developed a Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (BES) index to enable businesses and governments to account for biodiversity and ecosystem issues into their decision-making.

 
Estimating the global biodiversity financing gap

The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability at Cornell University have set out to estimate the global biodiversity financing gap – the difference between how much is spent and how much financing is needed in the next ten year to protect the most important biodiversity and the services it provides.

 
Biodiversity as a Human Right

A new study by the European Parliament analyses biodiversity as a human right and examines its implications for the EU’s external action.