Upcoming Events

22 September - 23 September 2014

Basel, Switzerland

2nd IPBES Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation

The second Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (PESC-2) for IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) will be held on 22 & 23. September 2014 at the Museum of Natural History & Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland.

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 Berlin

PEF 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 Korea

CBD 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 Korea

Cities 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, London

Valuing 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.

21 November 2014


First Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference

This year, the first Annual EU Business and Biodiversity Conference invites representatives from businesses, NGOs, Member States and the Commission to present case studies identified in the workstreams.

2 December - 4 December 2014

Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

Arctic 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.

Please find further events in the German version here.
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