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International good practice for biodiversity management in development projects – complimentary executive training

Singapore, 21 November 2019

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Biodiversity loss is one of the major challenges of our times and is now attracting mass media coverage. In turn, public and political scrutiny for industry and the financial sector is on the increase. Businesses are responding rapidly; biodiversity commitments feature in many companies’ policies and biodiversity mitigation is central to lenders’ requirements for financing including Multilateral Development Banks and the Equator Principles financial institutions (EPFIs).

But knowing where to start and what to do with biodiversity risks can seem like a black box. To address this, The Biodiversity Consultancy and ARUP are delighted to invite you to our free executive workshop on “International Good Practice for Biodiversity Management in Development Projects” (21 November 2019, Singapore).

If you’re interested in understanding why managing biodiversity is good for business and how to apply international good practice, then our half-day complimentary training is for you.

Express your interest by completing our application form now to book your place (numbers are limited). Deadline for applications is 8 November 2019. Please note, your place will only be guaranteed following confirmation from The Biodiversity Consultancy. Please do not make firm travel plans in advance of this.

IPBES Global Assessment – Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

The landmark IPBES report released its key findings on 7 May 2019 and makes for a sobering read. IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson emphasises that, “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” He adds a chink of light: “it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global. Through ‘transformative change’, nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably.”

The report concludes that we will miss most global targets, with little hope for achieving 16 of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets and current negative biodiversity trends “undermining” 80% of the Sustainable Development Goals – demonstrating that biodiversity loss is not just “an environmental issue, but also a developmental, economic, security, social and moral issue as well”.