Web Series on Biodiversity and the Food Sector II

Web Series on Biodiversity and the Food Sector
Session II: Corporate Engagement in Biodiversity & Food Sector Initiatives


In a series of three online sessions, the consortium of the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project showed how the food sector can make a significant contribution to curbing biodiversity loss by applying effective policies, criteria and sourcing requirements on biodiversity. In times of alarming news about the loss of pollinators, degradation of fertile land and destruction of forests the agri-food sector needs to show how it addresses biodiversity and ecosystems in its transition to sustainability. Each session spotlighted initiatives, tools and measures to protect and enhance biodiversity on farm-level. Speakers provided examples of effective biodiversity management within food standards and companies contributing to the objectives of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategy.

The second web session focused on national initiatives involving the food sector and biodiversity in the EU to protect and enhance biodiversity as a joint effort. Leaders of national initiatives addressed their mission, targets and actions to make the food sector a driver for biodiversity conservation. Representatives from food companies and nature conservation organisations talked about the motivation to engage in food and biodiversity initiatives. What are the benefits to join a collaboration with stakeholders for the organisation and for biodiversity? The companies and NGO representatives introduced their activities and approaches to reduce negative impacts on ecosystems and restore biodiversity in agricultural landscapes.


  • Marion Hammerl, Lake Constance Foundation, and Kai Stober, Kaufland Retailer:
    German Multi-Stakeholder Sector Initiative on Food & Biodiversity: A Basic Set of Biodiversity Indicators for the food sector! How retailer Kaufland increases biodiversity performance
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  • Jordi Domingo, Fundación Global Nature, and Marta Seoane, Conama:
    Consortium to collaborate for biodiversity (Spain) Conama

  • Carlos Teixeira, Instituto Superior Técnico:
    Mobilising companies from the Portuguese food sector through LIFE Food & Biodiversity. An introduction to: The new act4nature Portugal Initiative
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  • Mafalda Evangelista, Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Portugal:
    The New act4nature Portugal Initiative – the way forward to mainstream biodiversity in the food sector
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  • Open Q&A with the audience

Moderation: Stefan Hörmann, Global Nature Fund