German Annual Business Dialogue Forum 2016 on Biological Diversity (15 March 2016, Berlin)
On 15 March 2016, almost 150 representatives of companies, leading business associations, nature conservation organizations, government and authorities, academia and civil society gathered in Berlin for the 6th German Business Dialogue Forum 2016 on Biological Diversity. The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative was the organizer of this event.
The Federal Environment Ministry thanked us for the frontrunner approach and our role for mainstreaming biodiversity in Germany and on the international level. The dialogue fora are the annual events of "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020" (UBi 2020 - "Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020"), a dialogue and action platform for business federations, nature conservancy organizations and authorities in order to encourage exchange, cooperation and tangible action. This year’s conference was organised by ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ – as one of the partners and the coordination office of “Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020”. Against the background of the mid-term reviews of biodiversity strategies around the world, the participants discussed aspects of national and international responsibility for biological diversity and various challenges for implementation and enforcement including trade-offs. Three parallel workshops in the afternoon focussed on current trends in environmental legislation, credible corporate communications on biological diversity, and greening company premises.
The group of supporters of UBi 2020 has grown to 27 associations and organizations. Five new organizations from the fields of municipal enterprises, tourism, airports and horticulture joined the platform on the occasion of the annual conference: the German Airports Association (ADV), the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV), the German Travel Association (DRV), the German Tourism Association (DTV) and the German Association of Local Utilities (VKU). The Platform for Action includes 30 concrete activities in various sectors.
A documentation in German is avaliable under http://www.ubi2020-dialogforum.de/dokumentation/