The United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) issued a publication regarding biodiversity and the finance sector: "Beyond 'Business as Usual': Biodiversity Targets and Finance. Managing biodiversity risks across business sectors.
The United Nations has declared this decade the UN Decade of Biodiversity to raise awareness of the global extinction of species and to promote measures to halt it. Audi is contributing to this effort and is implementing biodiversity projects at all sites.
On June 15, Business for Nature - alongside the World Economic Forum, WBCSD, ICC, UN Global Compact and the IUCN - is hosting the first major global leadership event to discuss nature and its vital role in building a resilient future in a post-coronavirus world.
On May 22 the International Day for Biolgical Diversity (IDB) takes place. The theme of this years IDB is “Our solutions are in nature.”
Due to the Covid-19 crisis the CBD-COP 15 which was scheduled for October in Kunming, China will be postponed.
The current rapid and dramatic spreading of COVID-19 opens again the debate on the loss of biodiversity as a contributing cause for global pandemics.
On the road to climate neutrality in 2020: business trips are the biggest contributing factor to greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore offer the greatest potential for savings.
Cocoa plantations are often monocultures with few species and working conditions that hardly meet international standards. Not so the Finca Rio Uyama of ForestFinance in Panama: Here, UTZ-certified fine flavoured cocoa grows in a real forest, together with various trees and plants.
Across the southernmost section of the border between Benin and Togo there is an area which provides habitats for a wide variety of animal species, some which are highly endangered. During recent decades this area has been under threat due to human impact. Since 2017, UNESCO has recognized this area as a Biosphere Reserve due to its rich biodiversity, including some critically endangered species, and role in providing important ecosystem service.
On February, 5 an informative meeting took place between Mr Raúl Ledesma Huerta, Ecuadorian Minister of the Environment, and Dr. Katrin Reuter, CEO of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative.