Business in Berlin Supports Biodiversity Recommendations for Action – A Guide

A guideline for Business and Actions for Biodiversity has now been published in English. With a focus on Berlin it gives recommendations for companies on how to support biodiversity in various aspects, presents examples and offers resources for further learning about the subject.

What does this guide provide for your company?

The Berlin Strategy for Biodiversity provides the foundation for ensuring that Berlin can fulfill its responsibilities in local and global efforts to preserve our natural resources. Five goals that incorporate Berlin-based companies are defined in this strategy.

This guide addresses those goals in its four chapters by providing you with various recommendations for action. As an entrepreneur, business owner, or manager, you can support Berlin’s biodiversity in various aspects of your company’s activity.

In this guide you will find:

Download: Business in Berlin Supports Biodiversity Recommendations for Action – A Guide

Background information:

Senate Department forUrban Development and the Environment
With its wide range of responsibilities, the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment is the central State of Berlin authority contributing in many areas to the future development of our city. It is organised into diverse sections covering the topics city planning and building culture, housing and rents, mobility, environment and climate protection and monument conservation. It also includes subordinate agencies such as the Berlin Monument Authority, the forestry agency Berliner Forsten, the Plant Protection Agency and Berlin Traffic Control. The Senate Department is led by the Senator, two Permanent Secretaries and the Director of Urban Development, who pays special attention to urban design.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin (CCI Berlin)
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin is a mouthpiece for many companies, actively promoting Berlin as a place to do business.CCI Berlin acts in the best interests of the business community as a whole and remains independent of individual interests and party politics. The market-economy system forms the basis of all our activities. The statutory, obligatory membership of companies requires that the CCI provide a truly exceptional service.As a critical partner of political institutions, the CCI Berlin campaigns for entrepreneurial freedom with increased help from the state and acts as an impartial market advocate promoting fair competition among businesses.
Tags: Building and Construction Industry | Biodiversity Management | Biodiversity policy

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