Call for contributions to the EU Pollinators Initiative

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Call for contributions to the EU Pollinators Initiative

EU Business and Biodiversity Platform invites to share best business practice examples of actions that address the decline of pollinators

Pollinating insects have declined in occurrence and diversity in the EU dramatically. A 2016 IPBES report highlighted that animal pollination plays a vital role as a regulating ecosystem service in nature. Globally, nearly 90 per cent of wild flowering plant species depend, at least in part, on the transfer of pollen by animals. For the corporate sector, the absence of wild pollinators may therefore also generate a risk to security of supply that could result in business disruption and loss of revenue.

The Commission is currently preparing a communication on the new EU Pollinators Initiative about the causes and consequences of pollinator declines, potential mitigation measures and the EU dimension to the problem. The EU Business and Biodiversity Platform wishes to contribute to this EU Pollinators Initiative by publishing a list of "business best practices on protecting pollinators" across different economic sectors with a view to incentivise mainstreaming of such practical examples.

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