Pitch for nature: why your business should invest in natural capital

A new video that was jointly produced by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign and many other organisations shows how natural capital is a material issue for business.

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New Report: State of Forest Carbon Finance 2015
Companies and governments that put a value on the carbon stored in the world’s remaining forests are ramping up results-based finance for those assets, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s State of Forest Carbon Finance 2015 report, launched last week. 2014 marked a breakout year for forest carbon markets, with buyers paying a record-high $257 million for 34.4 million offsets. Voluntary demand increased 18% over 2013’s volumes, to 23.7 million tonnes, and voluntary prices recovered to an average of $5.4/tonne. Meanwhile, compliance demand jumped over 200% as buyers in California and Australia collectively purchased 10.6 million tonnes in land-use offsets to meet regulatory obligations, with compliance prices coming in just beneath the going allowance price or set carbon tax.

Access and Benefit Sharing and its importance to business: CBD's Business.2020 magazine current edition's focus.
On 9th of November, the EU commission's implementing regulation on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits entered into force. The current edition of the Business.2020 news magazines current edition focuses on Access and Benefits Sharing and its importance to business.

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