Engage in the European Business and Biodiversity Platform

01 April 2010 | News story

1 April 2010._ The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Nature Conservation Centre (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue 4You – on behalf of the European Commission – will establish and make operational the European Business and Biodiversity Platform (B@B platform).

Following the work already performed in some countries, the European B@B initiative, will be the first initiative of this magnitude worldwide. Once again, Europe has a chance to be the leader in setting the scene for the rest of the world to follow.

The B@B platform aims to support all businesses integrating biodiversity into their core activities. The six following sectors have been prioritized by the European Commission for the first year (2010): agriculture, food supply industry, forestry, extractive industries, financial sector and tourism.

The B@B Platform will facilitate information and knowledge exchange among different actors, will host a resource centre, provide links to information available on the topic and outline existing best practices. It will also liaise with other related on going Business and Biodiversity initiatives.

If you wish to join the European B@B Platform, please forward your details: Company, Industry sector, Address, name, position, telephone and fax to ecbb@iucn.org

* Call for interest - please see the download.