The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) have launched a joint Study Group on ‘Biodiversity and Financial Stability’. The objective is respond to the need identified by central banks and supervisors consisted in extending their focus from climate change to the challenges of addressing the implications of broader nature-related risks and the conservation of nature and biodiversity. Doing this will involve understanding the impact of finance on the provision of key ecosystem services as well as the consequences of biodiversity loss for financial stability. To respond to this emerging agenda, the Study Group will conduct a programme of research and dialogue to address these challenges and propose recommendations for action and further inquiry. The goal of the research initiative is to establish an evidence-based approach to how central banks and supervisory authorities could fulfil their mandates in the context of biodiversity loss, with a focus on land-use and deforestation....

Biodiversity is crucial in urban development, it is a core component in sustainable planning, for the better of our cities and the environment in general. Industrial and commercial premises hold an enormous potential in terms of climate change mitigation and the promotion of environmental quality. In April, partners of EU LIFE BooGI-BOP project organize along with the Province of Vorarlberg an online-series of three talks to promote dialogue between eco-boosting proponents and biodiversity committed planners and clients. ...

On May 18th and 19th, Seville will become the world capital of the blue economy on the occasion of SUMMIT4OCEANS Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event, co-organized by Fibes Sevilla within the framework of the Andalusian capital city council project aimed at promoting innovation, technology and sustainable development in Spain with a clear international vocation....

The Align project - Aligning accounting approaches for nature - will support businesses, financial institutions and other stakeholders in developing standardised natural capital accounting practices, including a standardised approach to biodiversity measurement. The project is funded by the European Commission, and led by WCMC Europe, Capitals Coalition, Arcadis, ICF and UNEP-WCMC....

On March 9th the Science-Based Targets Network (SBTN) organizes the online event “Introduction to Corporate Engagement” (at 12 pm EST, 17:00 CET) to show how Latin American and Spanish businesses can start to set a clear course of action to protect nature and the climate in line with science.SBTN enables companies and cities to transform into sustainable organizations that will thrive in a nature positive, net-zero future.This event will be delivered in Spanish and will be co-hosted by Ecoacsa, UN Global Compact Mexico, World Resources Institute, Capitals Coalition, UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, CDP, and World Wildlife Fund Mexico. Registration Corporate Engagement Program As members of the SBTN Corporate Engagement Program, we acknowledge that all life on Earth, including human life, depends on clean air and water, rich biodiversity, healthy soils and oceans, and a stable climate. These are the Global Commons: the shared resources that ensure a habitable planet where we can all thrive.The impacts from human activities are the primary drivers of environmental change on our planet and that we – as part of the public and private sectors that contribute to our economic system – can influence this trajectory of change in positive ways. Thus, Ecoacsa is collaborating with this initiative to give interested companies the opportunity to address these challenges and contribute to a global economy in which companies and cities operate within environmental boundaries on a socially equitable basis, and we see science-based targets (SBTs) as a key enabler of this vision.There is a need of methods and guidance on science-based target setting which are grounded in an understanding of the safe limits of the planet. Built on the Science Based Targets initiative for climate – for freshwater, land, ocean and biodiversity (SBT), the initiative SBTN precisely emerges to fill this gap.To do so, it develops methods, guidance and tools for setting a science-based target for nature to support organizations to achieve this common vision. These challenges are bigger than any one NGO, company, financial institution, sector, city or coalition can tackle alone – these targets and guidance will advance alignment across social, environmental and corporate agendas and advance multi-stakeholder collaboration toward globally shared goals. For each of us, SBTs can ensure we are doing our part to bring about a healthy future.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCyErNn_qew Comparte Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email...

Ecoacsa has participated in the external expert group advising the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in the development of B-INTACT (Biodiversity Integrated Assessment and Computational Tool). This tool seeks to provide a thorough biodiversity assessment of project-level activities in the AFOLU sector, taking on both a quantitative and a qualitative approach....

Delaying action on biodiversity by just 10 years will be twice as expensive as acting immediately and make it infeasible to stabilize biodiversity intactness at even today’s degraded levels, according to the report The Urgency of Biodiversity Action, by de Vivid Economics and the Natural History Museum. ...

Business for Nature Coalition together with its partners, has defined four high-level and accessible steps for businesses to help in their journey to becoming nature-positive. These phases consist of assess their impacts and dependencies on nature to ensure they are committing and acting on the most material ones; commit to ambitious goals and set science-based targets; act now to avoid, reduce, regenerate & restore and transform; and advocate for ambitious government policies that will scale and speed up further positive business action....

Partners of the EU-program LIFE project BooGI-BOP ("Boosting Urban Green Infrastructure Through Biodiversity-oriented Design of Business Premises") will host on February 18th 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 pm (CET) an online seminar on “Multifuncional business premises for people and nature”. The session is addressed to facility managers. ...