European Business Biodiversity Campaign


EBBC-Newsletter June 2020

We are happy to present you the most recent newsletter of the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC).

We would especially like to recommend the new publication: Easy Guide to Insect Protection in Standards of the Food Sector.

Enjoy reading!



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

A good time to present achievements. Read more ...


© Florian Schnabel


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

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today. Read more... 


© EUAuditors


Biodiversity on farmland continues to decline despite specific CAP measures

The common agricultural policy (CAP) was not effective in reversing the decades-long decline in biodiversity and intensive farming remains a main cause of biodiversity loss, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The auditors found gaps in the EU 2020 biodiversity strategy and its coordination with the CAP. Read more...


IST ends implementation of pilot projects on farms

IST has recently completed the implementation of pilot projects on 11 farms under the EU LIFE Food & Biodiversity project. Read more...


EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Promotion of corporate commitment, expansion of protected areas and organic farming

With its recently published strategy on biodiversity, the EU Commission has set ambitious targets. Read more...


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Microsoft: Protecting biodiversity through artificial intelligence

The IT company would like to make well-founded ecological decisions possible through the use of machine learning.  Read more...


COVID-19, Biodiversity and Food Systems

The FAO agroecology team as well as our colleagues from Biodiversity in Good Company have collected and listed articles showing the linkages between the loss of biodiversity and the outbreak of pandemics. Read more ...


© HiPP / Thomas Greifenstein


HiPP study reports on insect populations

The swiss-german producer of baby food is financing a project to compare conventionally and organically farmed areas. Read more...


© EU LIFE AgriAdapt 


New Manual on Sustainable Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change

In addition to a Climate Change Check for farms, concrete case studies of 12 pilot farms from all over Europe provide practical insights into how agriculture can meet the challenges of climate change in a sustainable way in the future. Read more...


Global Organic Area Continues To Grow

Over 71.5 Million hectares of farmland are organic. The latest global data on organic farming worldwide is presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International. Read more ...


GNF and TUI present Souvenir Guide

Together with the tour operator TUI, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) compiles information and tips which help travellers to avoid unpleasant surprises at customs, preserve the biological diversity of the holiday destination and make an additional contribution to the local economy. Read more ...




Fact Sheet: A Biodiversity Monitoring System for the Food Sector

The Biodiversity Monitoring System allows standards, food companies and producer groups to monitor the biodiversity performance of certified farms and/or supplying farmers. Read more ...


          © Global Nature Fund


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". It is supposed to support companies in the sector and others who are interested in the valuation of environmental costs. It is not only about food and meals, but also about other important aspects such as water, energy and land consumption. Read more ...

(Currently only available in english language)

 Experience of cereal pilot farms in Germany

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Easy Guide: Insect Protection in Standards of the Food Sector

Small animals, big performance: GNF publishes Easy Guide to insect protection in the food industry on the occasion of World Bee Day
On the occasion of World Bee Day, the nature and environment foundation Global Nature Fund (GNF) presents a guide that supports companies in the food industry to make insect and biodiversity protection part of their purchasing strategy. Read more...



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Biodiversity and the livestock sector. Mitigating harms and maximizing benefits

22. June 2020, Webinar

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© GIZ Costa Rica


Webinar on biodiversity in banana and pineapple cultivation

June 2020, Webinar

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© EU B@B Platform


European Business & Nature Summit
"Green economic recovery - Reshaping business for nature and people"

8-9 December 2020 - Brussels (Belgium)
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IUCN World Conservation Congress

07.-15. Juni 2021, Marseille, France

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EBBC on Twitter

For social media followers, you can find out more on Twitter about the commitment of the private sector to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Follow the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign at @ProBiodiversity.


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