4 September - 5 September 2014
Marriott Hotel and Zoo Zurich (Masoala Hall), Switzerland2nd Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit
Leading innovation and financial experts will discuss appropriate instruments and models to accelerate the concrete translation of nature-inspired technologies into commercial products and organizational change – with 3D printing and sustainability as the guiding theme.
8 September - 12 September 2014
Costa Rica7th Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership
In September this year, the Seventh international ESP conference will take place in Costa Rica, dealing with the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, focusing on Latin America with a special emphasis on Costa Rica. Scientists representing several EU-funded projects will present their results on Community Based Ecosystem Management.
23 September 2014
15:00 - 16:30
Webinar: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Agriculture
This webinar directed at CSR practitioners from FBA companies and food value chain actors deals with the different forms, payments for ecosystem services (PES) can take and discusses their opportunities for operationalization.
1 October - 2 October 2014
Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 BerlinPEF World Summit
The PEF World Forum will be hosting the 2nd PEF World Summit, 1-2 October 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The event will be held in cooperation with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and contains plenary sessions, workshops, debates and networking events. The focus is on the Environmental Footprint Initiative by the European Commission and the work of TSC conducted in measuring and implementing product sustainability. It addresses a broad range of sectors covering consumer products, retail, packaging, chemicals, construction and electronics. Environmental Communication (B2B & B2C) will play a leading role in the programme and is treated in workshops and presentations.
12 October - 14 October 2014
Pyeongchang, Republic of KoreaCBD COP 12 – Business and Biodiversity Forum
The CBD is planning an extensive 3-day business forum at the CoP12 in South Korea.
The planned themes cover numerous topics on business and biodiversity. These include: Mainstreaming and Assessment, Capacity Building and Cooperation, Reporting and Communication, Biotrade, Sustainable Tourism, Access and Benefit Sharing, Resource Mobilisation as well as side-events on other B@B topics
12 October - 14 December 2014
Pyeongchang, Gangwon (Kangwon-do), Republic of KoreaCities Biodiversity Summit
The Cities Biodiversity Summit will be co-hosted by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. It will take place during the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the CBD, bringing together scientists, NGOs and biodiversity experts from around the world. The Summit will take stock of previous Summits and forge actions for implementing a Plan of Action.
6 November - 7 November 2014
British Library, LondonValuing our Life Support Systems 2014
The Natural Capital Initiative will be hosting its second ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ summit on 6th & 7th November 2014 at the British Library in London.
2 December - 4 December 2014
Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, NorwayArctic Biodiversity Congress
Organized by the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, this event will promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, government officials, industry, civil society and indigenous peoples. It is closely linked to the findings and recommendations of the first Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) released in May 2013.