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News in the Framework of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

 
  • New reports of the World Biodiversity Council IPBES: Dangerous Decline in Biodiversity, Scientists Warn03/26/2018

    New reports of the World Biodiversity Council IPBES: Dangerous Decline in Biodiversity, Scientists Warn

    Human well-being at risk. Landmark reports highlight options to protect and restore nature and its vital contributions to people

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  • Five Major New Biodiversity Assessments to be Launched as 750 World Experts and Policymakers Meet03/21/2018

    Five Major New Biodiversity Assessments to be Launched as 750 World Experts and Policymakers Meet

    Colombia hosts 6th session of IPBES Plenary - March 17-24; After three years of work by 550 experts worldwide, four reports on regional biodiversity, one on land degradation scheduled for approval; Member States will also consider future IPBES work

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  • Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides03/20/2018

    Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

    Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International released an updated version of its List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to coincide with a key meeting in Stockholm of the Strategic Approach for International Chemicals Management (SAICM) process. The expanded list now includes 306 chemicals.

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  • Italy bucks global trend to show strong growth in organic wheat production03/08/2018

    Italy bucks global trend to show strong growth in organic wheat production

    The latest global data on organic farming published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International, shows that at least 1.4 million hectares of wheat were under organic management in 2016, a slight decrease from over 1.5 million hectares in 2015.

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  • UNEP-WCMC Study: Biodiversity indicators for Extractive Companies03/08/2018

    UNEP-WCMC Study: Biodiversity indicators for Extractive Companies

    An Assessment of Needs, Current Practices and Potential Indicator Models.

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  • Soil erosion costs European farmers €1.25 billion a year03/05/2018

    Soil erosion costs European farmers €1.25 billion a year

    Soil erosion costs European countries €1.25 billion in annual agricultural productivity loss and €155 million in the gross domestic product (GDP) loss, according to a JRC new study.

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  • Conference "Sourcing while respecting biodiversity: the case of food"03/05/2018

    Conference "Sourcing while respecting biodiversity: the case of food"

    While climate impacts and concerns over ethical sourcing are gaining visibility within the food sector, the impacts of the loss of (agro)biodiversity remain under-addressed. As pressure on global resources escalate, the need to source food and agricultural products while maintaining and enhancing (agro)biodiversity becomes a crucial component of sustainable sourcing.

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  • New report helps business navigate global sustainability reporting trends03/03/2018

    New report helps business navigate global sustainability reporting trends

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a new report that maps global and regional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting trends.

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  • Bees and beekeepers: MEPs set out EU-wide long-term survival strategy 03/02/2018

    Bees and beekeepers: MEPs set out EU-wide long-term survival strategy 

    MEPs urge the EU and its member states to invest more in protecting bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers.

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  • Neonicotinoids: risks to bees confirmed03/02/2018

    Neonicotinoids: risks to bees confirmed

    Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published on 28.02.2018 by EFSA.

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