Markets for Natural Capital – Status Quo and Prospects

The new broschure of the Global Nature Fund and the German Environmental Aid reveals possibilities and limits of two models for compensating environmental impacts: Biodiversity-Offset and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES).

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Recommendations for Biodiversity Criteria in Standards and Quality Labels for the Food Industry
The initiative "Biodiversity Criteria in Standards and Quality Labels of the Food Sector” seeks to motivate standards and quality labels in the food industry to better integrate the conservation of biodiversity in their standard policy and criteria for products or production processes. A guide with recommendations is now available online.

Baseline study analyses how CSR standards for tourism include biodiversity criteria
An analysis of how measures to protect biodiversity are integrated into tourism Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards and awards has been published by adelphi, ECOTRANS e.V. and the Global Nature Fund. The study draws conclusions on how biodiversity protection can be better integrated into standards’ and awards’ criteria.

CBD Reacts to Recognition of Biodiversity in SDG Proposal
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announces that biodiversity and ecosystems are included throughout the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and describes the OWG's final outcome as “extremely positive. The agreement sets the stage for better links between the implementation of the CBD's agenda and the post-2015 development agenda.

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