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Projecto Banca & Ambiente
RECURSOS NATURAIS, ALIMENTAÇÃO E RETALHO - SUAS IMPLICAÇÕES PARA A ANÁLISE DE CRÉDITO
4 de Fevereiro 2011 | 14h | BES Arte & Finança
Marquês de Pombal, 3 - Lisboa

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    Enterprises and Biodiversity Enterprises and Biodiversity Presentation Transcript

    • PROJECTENTERPRISES AND BIODIVERSITYPaula Lopes da SilvaQuercus ANCN raising awareness • providing resources • promoting change
    • BiodiversityBiological diversitynumber, variety and variability ofliving species
    • Recent studies show that species are disappearing at rates100-1000 fold higher than normal
    • Current situation of biodiversity MOST IMPORTANT PRESSURES /DIRECT CAUSES FOR BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND CHANGES ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES*: Habitat change (Ex: changes in land use, physical modification and drainage of water from rivers, loss of coral reefs, damage to the seabed due to trawlers) Overexploitation Invasive alien species Climate change Pollution In Análise do Milénio sobre Ecossistemas (MEA) - Biodiversidade (2005)
    • Halting the loss of biodiversity…In 2006 the European Commission published the Communication: “Halting the Loss of Biodiversity in 2010 – and beyond Maintaining the ecosystem services for the human well being”
    • JUSTIFICATION
    • Portuguese Presidency of the European Union - 2007Initiative Business and BiodiversityMain goal: To highlight the relationship between business and biodiversity, towards a significant contribution for the protection of biodiversity and the achievement of the goal of halting the loss of biodiversity at local, national, regional and global levels.
    • CBDEuropean Institutions The European Council of Ministers of Environment supports the decisions of Convenção das Nações Unidas para a Diversidade Biológica (CDB), The 10th COP of Out. 2010 10ª Conferência das Partes (COP), Nagoya, Japão, The Convention on the Biological Diversity Encoraja o envolvimento do sector empresarial na protecção da biodiversidade como contributo importante para a implementação dos objectivos da Convenção, e reconhece o papel das organizações não “the importance of cooperation with the business sector” and “the governamentais na influência sobre práticas empresariais e enquanto integration of economic evaluation of biodiversity and ecosystem facilitadoras da alteração de comportamentos dos consumidores e services into the decisions of public expectativas da sociedade; and private sectors” 20th December 2010
    • QUERCUS – FORMER ACTIONS
    • 26/9/2007 Under a proposal of the Portuguese Foundation Caring for the Future, Quercus organizes a Seminar in Lisbon27/9/2007 Quercus organizes a Workshop resulting in a position paper about B&B, undersigned by national and foreigner NGOs and the European federation EEB11/2007 Quercus participates in the High Level Conference on Business and Biodiversity, Lisbon05/2008 Partnership with NGOs from Germany and Slovenia - Conferences and workshops abroad including a side event to COP9 of CBD in Bonn.
    • The problem:Reports, studies and other tools - scatteredCompanies - Need for training and/or awarenessThe idea:To provide these resources in PortugalTo contribute to further mobilization of companies
    • VISION Halting the loss of biodiversity by responsible and strategic action of business, with effective integration of natural capital, leading to a better market positioning of businesses and products that respect biodiversity
    • Awareness next to businesses on their relations withbiodiversity, dependencies and risks, GOALSContribute towards further mobilization of businessestowards the integration of Biodiversity in their strategy,policies, management, operations and reportingFacilitate a set of resources and toolsContribute towards benchmarking
    • Project main partnersGNF – European Campaign Business andBiodiversity /ISG – CIGEST (Lusófona University)Translation agreementsTEEB, GRI, IUCN, etc.Other international contactsPan-European application (Azerbaijan)Positive Visions for Biodiversity (Belgium) PARTNERSECNC (Netherlands)OTOP (Poland)
    • ACTIVITIES Internet platform with documents and other resources organized by sectoral areas in Portuguese and English
    • ACTIVITIES Internet platform with documents and other resources organized by sectoral areas in Portuguese and English Streamline meetings / workshops to mobilize particular sectors or to address methodological issues
    • ACTIVITIES Internet platform with documents and other resources organized by sectoral areas in Portuguese and English Streamline meetings / workshops to mobilize particular sectors or to address methodological issues Develop further national and international contacts to exchange information, benchlearning and contribute to benchmarking
    • ACTIVITIES Internet platform with documents and other resources organized by sectoral areas in Portuguese and English Streamline meetings / workshops to mobilize particular sectors or to address methodological issues Develop further national and international contacts to exchange information, benchlearning and contribute to benchmarking Contribute to stimulate new approaches and methodological areas (eg integration ISO, EMAS)
    • ACTIVITIES Internet platform with documents and other resources organized by sectoral areas in Portuguese and English Streamline meetings / workshops to mobilize particular sectors or to address methodological issues Develop further national and international contacts to exchange information, benchlearning and contribute to benchmarking Contribute to stimulate new approaches and methodological areas (eg integration ISO, EMAS) Working mainly by sectors, based on the priorities listed by the European Commission
    • Publications to be launched soon in Portuguese Biodiversity – A GRI Reporting Resource (GRI) Promoting Business Reporting Standards for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Institut Orée) Biodiversity: My Hotel in Action (IUCN)
    • Thematic areasFood supply and retailTurism - HotelsAgriculture – Pro-biodiversity businessesFinance – Financing pro-biodiversity businessesEconomic valuation of ecosystem services – projectsrelated with business activities
    • Food and Retail• Joint elaboration of a position paper on retail and biodiversity, with partners, delivered during the European Retail Summit to the European Retail Forum and “Consultation between MEPs and stakeholders on Retail Market, for Business and Consumers” Brussels, 24th and 25th January 2011• European Seminar and Workshop “Preserving our Natural Capital – Role and action by retail and food supply sectors”. Lisbon, 18th April 2011• Eco-Consumer Tour – Development of an action directed to consumers with cooperation of retailers
    • Banks – Financing pro-biodiversity businesses
    • THANKS Paula Lopes da Silva paulasilva @ quercusancn.pt www.empresasebiodiversidade.orgimagens © Quercus ANCN, Paula Silva, Carlos Palma Rio, José Luís Silva, João Nunes da Silva