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Business and Biodiversity: Events at CoP 10

Events at CoP 10

Activities of the Initiative

  • October 27: Side Event: Corporate Biodiversity Management – a new tool for practioners
    Business meets biodiversity in a real way. The all-new best practice manual “Corporate Biodiversity Management” is here. The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), coordinator of the Business and Biodiversity Initiative ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ - together with its member companies, will present the handbook. It represents the consolidated efforts of industry and science to implement an effective approach to protecting biological diversity.

    18:15 – 19:45, Nagoy Congress Center, Room 234B, Bld. 2, 3. Floor

    More information on this event here

  • October 28: Side Event: Business meets Biodiversity – Doing Business the Biodiverse Way

    Leading companies from around the world, who are dynamically engaged in protecting biodiversity by conscientiously adapting business practices, will present their efforts at this side event. Participants will be able to hear from and interact directly with business members of the Business and Biodiversity Initiative – ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ as they demonstrate their experiences and results with biodiversity management.

    13:15 – 14:45, Nagoy Congress Center, Room 235, Bld. 2, 3. Floor

    More information on this event here

  • October 11 - 29: Interactive Fair for Biodiversity

    The Interactive Fair for Biodiversity took place in the same location and at the same time as the negotiations of the CoP 10 – namely in the Nagoya Congress Center. The attendants could visit booths hosted by governments, international organisations, scientists, NGOs and companies.

    The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative presented its touring exhibition "Without Biological Diversity, No Economic Diversity". The exhibition informed  about the value of biodiversity and the important role business plays in preserving biodiversity. The stand also provided the Initiative team a forum to present the latest Initiative publications (Corporate Biodiversity Management Handbook, Fact Book) as well as the activities of the member companies through sustainability reports, best practice examples, videos, etc.

Further relevant business and biodiversity events

  • October 26: Side Event: The 1st Meeting of Global Platform on Private Sector Engagement
    host: Nippon Keidanren
    13:15 – 14:45, Nagoya Congress Center

  • October 26: The International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue
    with presentation of the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative
    hosts: IUCN, WBCSD, Keidanren
    Day Event, Nagoya Congress Center

  • October 27: Side Event: "The Business Case for Biodiversity"
    This event showcases European examples of partner networks with businesses, including the EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform, of the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign as well as the Nordic business und biodiversity examples. Additionally there will be a discussion about incorporating economic sectors into biodiversity protection.
    hosts: Global Nature Fund and IUCN as representatives of the European B&B campaign
    16:30 – 18:00 Uhr, Nagoya Congress Center
    More information on the event here

  • October 28: High level event: Business and Biodiversity
    Dialog between ministers and CEOs
    host: Japanese Ministry for the Environment
    18:30 – 22:00, Nagoya Congress Center

  • October 28: "Business Solutions to Achieve the Aichi Nagoya Biodiversity Targets"
    Discussion between political and economic actors
    hosts: Keidanren, CBD
    Nagoya Fair Grounds
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