In recognition of the biodiversity challenges that remain with the Protocol, the Natural Capital Coalition has launched a project, led by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), to strengthen biodiversity in the Protocol and associated sector guides.
The global project "Private Business Action for Biodiversity" of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which started at the end of 2016, focusses on biodiversity-friendly production and commercialization.
How do sustainability standards integrate biological diversity? This question attracts an increasing attention. The "Standards and Biodiversity" Thematic Review had a look into 15 voluntary standards in the agriculture sector.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment initiated "Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020" in 2013. Creating this round table was an important step to expand a sustainable and structured dialogue with business. Meanwhile the number of supporting associations has increased to 30.
This year, Japan again contributed with an extensive programme to the global biodiversity campaign "The Green Wave", which is directed especially towards young people. The restaurant chain Aleph participated with three activities.
On 27 April 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The first-ever common UN forest strategy is a wide-reaching framework aimed at halting deforestation and forest degradation.
Insect Respect was awarded for its "strengthening of the awareness for biodiversity and the ecological value of insects".
Symrise AG has joined the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and signed the Leadership Declaration. The fragrance and flavor manufacturer and 'Biodiversity in Good Company' made this announcement at the dialogue forum “Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020” in Berlin on 23 March 2017.
International research team headed by the UFZ publishes study on the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures