European Business Biodiversity Campaign

EBBC - Newsletter March 2019

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

The FAO published the first global report on the state of biodiversity, providing increasing and disturbing evidence that the diversity on which our food systems are based is disappearing. But the report also shows a growing interest in biodiversity-friendly approaches. We are therefore pleased to present the LIFE Food & Biodiversity training material in this newsletter. With the training materials of the EU LIFE project, we give auditors, advisors and product managers a good overview of very good practices and good biodiversity management, so that they can pave the way for biodiversity-friendly agriculture.

We are also very happy about the work of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). In cooperation with the Global Nature Fund (GNF), the standard has produced a guideline for a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). BAPs are a way for companies to sustainably use and conserve biodiversity when sourcing natural raw materials.

More interesting news, publications and events will be presented in the course of this newsletter. Enjoy reading!




The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day

FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems. More ...

 Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Common Food Policy for Europe unveiled — a blueprint shaped by 400 actors

A report launched by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), following a three-year process of participatory research, demands a Common Food Policy for Europe. More ...


Strengthening Agroecology

IFOAM – Organics International and other numerous civil society organizations published the position paper "Strengthening Agroecology" on the benefits of agroecology and the potential to maximize it. More ... 

 Green diversity instead of grey cement

Green diversity instead of grey cement

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. More ...


 Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

United Nations General Assembly adopted Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to proclaim 2021 to 2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on 1 March. More ...


Biodiversity and Tourism in Central America and the Caribbean

For two years now, the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the GNF have been working together with partners in Central America and the Caribbean to raise the awareness of tourism stakeholders for the protection of biodiversity. More ...


Where People Live and Work together with Nature

The EcoKarst project visited 7 nature protected karst areas in 7 different countries to show where people live and work together with nature. Watch the Videos on Youtube




Training Material on Biodiversity in Agriculture

The training material of the project EU LIFE Food & Biodiversity offers comprehensive and detailed information for advisors, auditors of standard organisations and for product and quality managers of food companies to support farmers in the implementation of good biodiversity measures. More ...


Action Plans for Saving Biodiversity

The non-profit Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has published detailed guidance that will help companies make plans for conserving biodiversity in and around farms. The document explains how companies can elaborate on a Biodiversity Action Plan, a concept that has been developed by UEBT and GNF, to sustainably use and conserve biodiversity when sourcing materials. More ...



 EUGIC 2019 London

EUGIC 2019

EUGIC - the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

10/11 April 2019, London

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15th international conference on lakes and wetlands

Joint action of of businesses, NGOs and public institutions for the protection of wetlands and lakes

7-9 May, Valencia

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 Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference

Theme 2019: Looking East

20/21 May 2019, Paris

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Sustainable Foods Summit

11th European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit

13/14 June 2019, Amsterdam

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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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