European Business Biodiversity Campaign

EBBC Newsletter Autumn 2022

Dear Readers,

Currently, one crisis seems to follow the next: The horrors of the Ukraine war, inflation and the energy crisis keep us on tenterhooks  and the global environmental crises of climate change and species extinction continue to demand our attention if we do not want to cause lasting damage to the natural foundations of human life.

News, publications and events dealing with private-sector commitment to nature and biodiversity show that there is also cause for optimism in difficult times. We have compiled them for you in the current newsletter of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign.

We wish you a stimulating read,

Your EBBC Team



Expert discussion for insect-responsible regions reaps encouragement

In mid-July, representatives of agriculture, authorities and nature conservation discussed the possibilities and limits of flowering areas as an insect protection measure during a guided tour of flowering areas in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve. Read more...


© Business for Nature


Business for Nature call for signing COP15 business statement

The network urges all companies to join others from across the globe who are calling on Heads of State to ‘Make It Mandatory’ and require all large businesses and financial institutions to assess and disclose their impacts and dependencies on nature by 2030. Read more...


Explainer: Can climate change and biodiversity loss be tackled together?

Carefully planned mitigation techniques like restoring degraded ecosystems and rewilding, as well as renewable power expansions, could help limit climate change and prevent biodiversity loss. Read more...




Science-Based Targets for Nature (SBTN): Public consultation on biodiversity assessment and prioritization

To complement science-based targets for climate and to help companies adopt a roadmap for integrated environmental action, SBTN is developing science-based targets for nature including freshwater, land, ocean and biodiversity. Read more...




IPBES: Call for nominations of experts

IPBES is seeking experts and practitioners with expertise in impacts and dependencies of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people from all relevant business and financial sectors (formal and informal). Read more...


EU taxonomy: NGOs sue EU Commission over forest-damaging assessment criteria

NGOs from seven EU countries are suing the EU Commission over what they see as illegal criteria for bioenergy and forestry projects in the EU taxonomy. Read more...


European consumption threatens tropical forest

From 1990 to 2020, the world lost an estimated 420 million hectares of forest, 90% of which was tropical forest. After China, the European Union is the second largest importer of deforestation. Read more...




Guide on biodiversity measurement by the Finance and Biodiversity Community and Foundation (2nd edition)

The Finance and Biodiversity Community, part of the EU Business@Biodiversity Platform, and the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation have published a Guide that aims to help financial institutions to find a measurement approach that fits their needs. Read more...


© Business @ Biodiversity


Where the world’s largest companies stand on nature – analysis by McKinsey

In short: While Global 500 companies increasingly recognize the importance of nature, few companies have established nature-related commitments outside of carbon. Read more...


© McKinsey


Whitepapers on using spatial intelligence for business action on nature and climate

Both the World Economic Forum and The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have released new whitepapers on how using location-specific information can help improve business strategies to achieve global nature and climate goals. Read more...






© HeidelberCement


Quarry Life Award 2022

17 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium: The 5th edition of the competition by HeidelbergCement will bring together ideas from more than 70 projects in 16 countries for the protection of nature and biodiversity management in quarries. Read more...




18-19 October 2022, Grasse, France: The UEBT Sourcing with Respect Conference is an event for industry professionals working in the beauty, food & beverage, and pharma sectors to discuss ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity. Read more...


© European Commission


European Business & Nature Summit 2022

18-19 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium: EBNS will feature speakers in high-level policy roundtables, as well as thematic hands-on workshops designed to help companies begin their journey toward nature.




UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15), Part II

5-17 December 2022, Montreal, Canada: The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the CBD post-2020 framework process.


© Detlef Gottwald


Review: "European Green Premises 2022"

The conference of the LIFE-BooGI-BOP project in Wiesbaden on September 14-15 showed that there are viable solutions for biodiversity-oriented, climate change-adapted commercial sites - and that in the various countries and climate zones of Europe. Read more...


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