European Business Biodiversity Campaign

EBBC Newsletter December 2020

We are pleased to present the latest newsletter of the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC).

Last month, we published our Layman's Report as the final report of our four-year LIFE Food & Biodiversity project. It highlights the actions that have been taken as part of the project and the impact they have had. But our efforts to promote the protection of biodiversity in the food sector do not end here many activities continue.

We would also like to introduce our new project on biodiversity in agriculture. In the project "Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions", the EBBC is involved in developing solutions for a new culture of insect conservation in dialogue with the agricultural sector.

We wish you happy holidays and a healthy new year!



Measuring the impact of agriculture on biodiversity

The TRADE Hub, the Aligning Biodiversity Measures for Business (ABMB) collaboration and the EU B@B Platform hosted the online workshop on "Measuring the impact of agriculture on biodiversity" on 15th December. Read more...


Insect Responsible Sourcing Regions: Bringing insect conservation to the field

In the project "Insect Responsible Sourcing Regions", the EBBC is involved in developing solutions for a new culture of insect protection in dialogue with agriculture. Read more...


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New Association "Biodiversity in the Food Industry" in 2021

In spring 2021, the association "Biodiversity in the Food Industry" will be founded in Germany. An initiative group consisting of representatives of standards, food companies, associations, NGOs and scientific institutions prepared this initiative in the past two years, among them some of the largest food retailers and processors in Europe. Read more...


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Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments

The EU has set climate and energy targets for 2030 and aims to be climate-neutral by 2050. A classification system, the "EU taxonomy", will provide definitions for sustainable economic activities: actions focusing on the EU’s environmental objectives, on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Read more...


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2020 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer Report Available

The new 2020 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer shows that consumer awareness of biodiversity has increased each year over the last decade. Read more...


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Biodiversity Action Plan Monitoring Tool (BAP Monitor)

The Biodiversity Action Plan Monitoring Tool (BAP Monitor) aims to guide actions to regenerate biodiversity through examples of targets, measures and methods for gathering data, simple scoring system, statistics and graphics. Read more...


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New Consumer Goods Coalition to accelerate systemic effort to remove deforestation and forest degradation from key commodity supply chains

As part of Climate Week 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launches the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, including 17 global consumer goods brands, retailers and manufacturers. Read more...


Call for Action by Business for Nature

More than 560 companies with revenues of US$ 4 trillion call on governments to act now to reverse nature loss. Read more...




Layman’s Report: LIFE Food & Biodiversity

From 2016 to September 2020 the project consortium of the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project collaborated with the private food sector in Europe to enhance biodiversity protection through food standards and procurement guidelines of food companies. The new Layman’s Report provides an overview of the actions undertaken and impacts achieved since the project started. Read more...






Multifunctional business premises for people and nature: Online Seminar for Facility Managers

11 January 2021 Online



Biodiversity in the Focus: 5000 experts joined at GLF Digital Conference

The Global Nature Fund presented the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project at this year’s largest online conference on Biodiversity. Read more...


Web Series in September 2020: "Biodiversity and the Food Sector"

320 participants watched our events: In three fruitful web seminar sessions, the project partners of the EU LIFE Food & Biodiversity project discussed on how the food industry can contribute to reducing the loss of biological diversity. Click here for the recordings of the three events


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EBBC on Twitter

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