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.
Our member Saraya was honourably mentioned at the 2019 RSPO Excellence Awards for their long-term effort in conservation of wildlife on the ground along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah.
Business for Nature (BfN) is a recently started international initiative of a range of organizations with the aim to convene a strong business voice for biodiversity in 2020.
Our member company Aleph was awarded with the Excellence Award at the “Japan Awards for Biodiversity” by the AEON Environmental Foundation. Aleph was awarded for its efforts on sustainable sourcing of rice, which reduced use of agrochemicals and contributed positively to biodiversity.
The end of September saw over 800 delegates from 66 countries gather at the tip of the African continent for the 8th International conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). With representatives from academia, non-governmental organisations, local government agencies, business and the United Nations, the focus was very much on restoring land, water and community resilience, and laying the path towards the UN decade on ecosystem restoration, which starts in 2021. Building on a developing partnership with SER, HeidelbergCement was proud to sponsor the international conference for a second time.