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Measuring the impact of agricultural supply chains on biodiversity. A corporate needs assessment

Businesses with agricultural supply chains depend on and impact biodiversity, both directly through their activities and indirectly through their supply chains, and there is growing momentum to better assess and manage these relationships with nature. However, the business community facies challenges in measuring their biodiversity performance and keeping track of the rapidly evolving landscape of biodiversity measurement approaches for business, which increases confusion amongst many corporates around their specific applications.

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Natural Capital and Policy: What, Why and How

Governments have a significant role in creating an enabling environment for a capitals approach and safeguarding biodiversity. By facilitating a dialogue, governments from around the world can share best practices strengthen their enabling role. This paper explains what natural capital is, why it is relevant for biodiversity policy, and how it can help to achieve the global goal to be carbon neutral, nature positive and equitable. It is written to inform leaders, policymakers and decision-makers that are negotiating a new deal for nature and people in the context of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (COP 15 CBD) and the 26th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change. It aims to demonstrate how natural capital approaches can help to mainstream biodiversity into all decisions taken by business, financial institutions and the whole of government. The examples of government actions that are presented throughout the document show that natural capital is a proven strategic lens to integrate the value of nature in social and economic decisions for a more sustainable and just world.

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Finance for Biodiversity. Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches

The signatories of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, together with the Finance@Biodiversity Community of the European Commission (B @ B), have created a Guide on biodiversity measurement for financial institutions. The Guide provides a starting point for financial institutions that are interested in measuring biodiversity. The Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the six tools for measuring biodiversity currently in use by financial institutions: CBF, BFFI, STAR, GBSFI, BIA and ENCORE.

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Guidelines for planning and monitoring corporate biodiversity performance

These guidelines offer an approach for developing a corporate-level biodiversity strategic plan, including measurable goals and objectives and a set of core linked indicators, that will allow companies to measure their biodiversity performance across their operations. The guidelines can be used by any company in any sector that has impacts and dependencies on biodiversity, whether large or small, national or multinational.

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Biological Diversity Protocol

The Biological Diversity Protocol (BD Protocol) is the first tool that provides a standardised approach to help any organisation account for and consolidate all its net impacts on ecosystems and species. It allows all companies, big or small, and no matter what industry, to establish a baseline dataset for determining their impact on biodiversity and identify areas of improvement.

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Assessment of Biodiversity Measurement Approaches for Businesses and Financial Institutions: Update Report 3

The EU B@B Platform has launched the third report of the Assessment of Biodiversity Measurement Approaches for Businesses and Financial Institutions series. This 2021 report builds on the foundations established by the first two volumes (2018, 2019) and takes the next crucial step in the evolution of biodiversity measurement approaches – testing and evaluating these approaches.
The report introduces a Biodiversity Measurement Navigation Wheel – a pragmatic decision framework to help businesses select the most suitable measurement approaches for a specific business context.

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IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0. Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups

Ecosystems are critically important components of Earth’s biological diversity and as the natural capital that sustains human life and well-being. Yet all of the world’s ecosystems show hallmarks of human influence, and many are under acute risks of collapse, with consequences for habitats of species, genetic diversity, ecosystem services, sustainable development and human well-being.

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Making Peace with Nature

During the celebration of the fifth General Assembly of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP-5), it was presented the report Making peace with nature. The resulting synthesis communicates how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can be tackled jointly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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