EBBC - Press Releases
 

Press Releases in the framework of the Campaign

  • IPCC Special Report: GNF calls for action to protect biodiversity and combat climate change08/08/2019

    IPCC Special Report: GNF calls for action to protect biodiversity and combat climate change

    Today the Special Report on Climate Change and Land Use was published by representa-tives of the 195 member states of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report warns of the consequences of soil erosion for the global climate, mainly driven by intensive agriculture. The environmental foundations Global Nature Fund and Lake Constance Foundation call for more measures to protect biodiversity as an important step against degradation and for climate protection.

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  • Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity07/04/2019

    Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity

    A new publication by the Global Nature Fund presents business ideas that combine the protection of biodiversity in and around protected areas with successful economic activities. The guide for the development of Pro Biodiversity Business was created in the EcoKarst project and presented to interested companies, regional development agencies and civil society at a final conference in Slovenia in June.

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  • Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers05/20/2019

    Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers

    The Biodiversity Barometer 2019 by the Union for Ethical BioTrade published today shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity. They want companies to show more commitment to ethically responsible sourcing.

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  • Companies must prepare concrete action plans for saving biodiversity03/20/2019

    Companies must prepare concrete action plans for saving biodiversity

    In future, companies will have to submit a Biodiversity Action Plan for certification according to the UEBT standard. In cooperation with the Global Nature Fund, the Union for Ethical BioTrade has published a guideline that supports companies in developing and implementing measures for the sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity.

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  • Green diversity instead of grey cement02/27/2019

    Green diversity instead of grey cement

    Worldwide, the loss of biodiversity has taken on dramatic forms. But the economy and society are in many ways dependent on intact nature. With the new LIFE BooGI-BOP project, seven European partners are supporting companies throughout Europe in the biodiversity-oriented design of business premises in order to contribute to the protection of species.

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  • New Biodiversity Fact Sheets show how biodiversity on fields can be protected  11/20/2018

    New Biodiversity Fact Sheets show how biodiversity on fields can be protected  

    The partners of the European LIFE Food & Biodiversity project have published eight Biodiversity Fact Sheets. They show which measures can be used to protect and promote biodiversity in the cultivation of wheat, sugar beet, vegetables, pome fruit, wine and olives, cocoa, livestock and dairy production.

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  • Voluntary environmental standards at risk10/31/2018

    Voluntary environmental standards at risk

    In the negotiations on the EU directive "Unfair Trading Practices" some members of the EU Parliament want to weaken voluntary environmental and animal welfare standards. The partners of the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project warn of the consequences. Voluntary standards and procurement requirements are indispensable for sustainable food production, as legal requirements are not sufficient to solve urgent ecological and social problems.

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  • Strong Growth in Biodiversity Awareness in Germany over the last 10 years06/20/2018

    Strong Growth in Biodiversity Awareness in Germany over the last 10 years

    Consumers expect companies to respect biodiversity in their operations - but confidence in business is low

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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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  • Tackling the extinction – how food standards address the loss of biodiversity04/28/2017

    Tackling the extinction – how food standards address the loss of biodiversity

    European Initiative "Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector" publishes insights on how protection of biodiversity is currently addressed in standards and labels for the food sector

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