Sustainability

Biodiversity offsets: the conservation debate

The debate around biodiversity offsets as a potential conservation tool is involving a wide variety of stakeholders, from conservation organizations, academia, business, and governments. Despite several international organisations, lenders and governments are already moving to put public and finance policies in place to require and regulate biodiversity offsets, there are still many unsolved issues around biodiversity offset as a conservation tool.

Tackling the ecosystem challenge – business reflections on the Forum

Business is part of the solution to addressing ecosystem related challenges, so this Forum is an excellent opportunity for business to showcase and discuss what is currently being applied on the ground. This Happy Hour will end 5 days of events, all aiming at featuring, demonstrating and discussing the issue and possible approaches to address it.

How to scale up impacts: business solutions to the ecosystem challenge

What do we want the world to look like in 2050? The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) underwent an 18 month process to answer this question, involving extensive dialogues with over 200 companies spanning 20 countries. The results were gathered in 'Vision 2050', a report that outlines transformative changes necessary to allow a projected 9 billion people to live well within the planet's limits in 2050.

SOS - Save Our Species conservation fund: a sponsorship opportunity for businesses

Wildlife generates interest and arouses our passion which is demonstrated by the huge popularity of zoos or botanical gardens visited worldwide. Species have the power to communicate; their conservation is portrayed through wonderful photos, amazing stories and dedicated, driven individuals working with local communities. Wild animals, plants and fungi are excellent indicators of environmental change, contribute significantly to ecosystem services. Conserving species also helps to tackle complex environmental problems.

IUCN Independent Advisory Panel of Remediation and Rehabilitation of Oil Spill sites in the Niger Delta

Presentation/s by the Panel Chair (Prof Obot) and at least one Panel Member (Dan Laffoley) on the general orientation of the Panel process and tools being used for data gathering and analysis, and how the Panel is building towards its recommendations. Followed by facilitated discussion between Panel members and audience.

All you wanted to know about biodiversity offset

The debate around biodiversity offsets as a potential conservation tool is involving a wide variety of stakeholders, from conservation organizations, academia, business, and governments. Despite several international organisations, lenders and governments are already moving to put public and finance policies in place to require and / or regulate biodiversity offsets, there are still many unsolved issues around biodiversity offset as a conservation tool.

Tackling the ecosystem challenge – collaborations that scale up impacts

Business and ecosystems are inextricably linked. Business not only affects ecosystem services but also rely upon them. Biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation pose significant risks to companies but can also represent new opportunities, for those who have anticipated the changes or are leveraging new biodiversity markets. Awareness of the business case for action is consequently increasing and more and more companies are taking action.

However, business alone can’t solve the issue, and partnerships with NGOs and governments appear to be an effective way to scale up impacts.

Policy Matters 18: Macroeconomic Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability

Dr. Alejandro Nadal, editor of this recent CEESP publication will review the objectives and major conclusions from the seven peer reviewed papers in this important contribution on the impact of macroeconomic polices on sustainability and on needed changes to the macroeconomic policy framework. There will be opportunity for participants to discuss these ideas and the implications for IUCN's work in economics.

Rio+20 to COP11: Bridging the Green Economy Agenda

The WCC takes place between two other major international meetings where governments meet to chart a future for the natural environment and human development; The UNCSD (or Rio+20) in June and UNCBD COP11 in October. Greening the world economy is a central feature of both international meetings. In this discussion participants will have an opportunity to review the lessons of Rio+20 and their implications for the CBD COP, particularly the implementation of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan. Topics for review and discussion include progress on:

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