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News in the Framework of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

 
  • Germany taking lead in support of EU sustainable procurement: ‘We need a supply chain law… Preferably yesterday’08/20/2020

    Germany taking lead in support of EU sustainable procurement: ‘We need a supply chain law… Preferably yesterday’

    The German Federal Government plans to pass a supply chain act by the beginning of 2021 that will create binding regulations requiring companies to adhere to human rights and environmental protections. The move has gained widespread support from NGOs like Global Nature Fund and Lake Constance Foundation and food makers alike.

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  • Greenpeace Policy Briefing: EU regulation to protect the world’s forests and ecosystems08/20/2020

    Greenpeace Policy Briefing: EU regulation to protect the world’s forests and ecosystems

    With the recently published policy briefing "A new EU regulation to protect the world’s forests and ecosystems" Greenpeace is calling on the EU to legislate on the placing on the internal market of commodities whose extraction, harvesting or production has, or risks having, a detrimental impact on forests, other ecosystems and related human rights.

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  • Report: Companies' ESG scores improve countries' macroeconomic growth07/31/2020

    Report: Companies' ESG scores improve countries' macroeconomic growth

    For the first time a report published in June by the University of Oxford revealed a significant positive correlation between the average ESG scores of companies and macroeconomic development as well as rate of unemployment.

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  • UEBT revised Ethical BioTrade standard is now published07/15/2020

    UEBT revised Ethical BioTrade standard is now published

    UEBT announces that their new standard is now available. This closes a comprehensive revision process started many months ago that involved a wide range of stakeholders from various countries and sectors.

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  • Publication on sustainability tools07/15/2020

    Publication on sustainability tools

    Lake Constance Foundation presents new brochure for the agricultural and food industry.

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  • New Herbs and Spices Programme of UEBT and Rainforest Alliance07/09/2020

    New Herbs and Spices Programme of UEBT and Rainforest Alliance

    UEBT and Rainforest Alliance are developing a partnership concerning herb and spice production, building on the positive track record of the UEBT and UTZ herbal tea programme, and the Rainforest Alliance spices programme.

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  • New Study on trade and biodiversity06/26/2020

    New Study on trade and biodiversity

    A new study analyses the various ways in which international trade affects biodiversity and analyses what trade policy tools are available to tackle trade-related biodiversity issues. The study was commissioned by the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament.

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  • UN report: As the world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity06/16/2020

    UN report: As the world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity

    Press Release - Eu environment programme, ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY

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  • Mid-term review of the LIFE BooGI BOP project: nature-oriented business premises throughout Europe06/16/2020

    Mid-term review of the LIFE BooGI BOP project: nature-oriented business premises throughout Europe

    A good time to present achievements:

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  • New guide and tool about Natural Capital in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry06/16/2020

    New guide and tool about Natural Capital in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry

    Global Nature Fund (GNF) has published the new guide "Natural Capital in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry". 

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