UN Biodiversity Conference – Investing in people and planet, Sharm El Sheikh
The Global Business and B
iodiversity Forum taking place on 14 and 15 November, is one of the high level meetings that precedes the UN Biodiversity’s Congress of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. As the forum’s name suggest it’s about business and biodiversity, and more specifically mainstreaming biodiversity – and that is essentially what The Biodiversity Consultancy does best.
TBC’s Chief Executive,
Dr Jon Ekstrom, is in Egypt aiming to bring our practical experience and pragmatic rigour to the mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in energy and mining, infrastructure and manufacturing and processing.
Watch this space for news about the side events and panels that Jon will be taking part in over the next few days.
National biodiversity policies are evolving – what is your government doing?
IUCN, The Biodiversity Consultancy and the Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, researched the mitigation hierarchy and offset provisions in national law and legislation of 198 countries. The big news is that more and more countries now require developers to consider the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets. This trend looks set to continue.
The results of our research are available in the
Global Inventory of Biodiversity Offset Policies (GIBOP) – a free, online database compiling information on the status, scope, and implementation of biodiversity offset policies around the world. (See IUCN GIBOP press release for further information.)