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Mainstreaming International Biodiversity Goals for the Private Sector: Main Report and Case Studies

Created both for businesses that are already undertaking actions for biodiversity and businesses only starting to explore relevant actions that they could undertake to address their impacts and dependencies on nature, the publication focuses on five international goals for biodiversity, which encompass features of multiple MEAs and the SDGs.

The publication first maps the SDGs to the selected five international biodiversity goals in order to demonstrate the multiple crossovers.

It then translates these international biodiversity goals into “corporate biodiversity goals,” using language that aims to resonate with businesses.

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) published a report on mainstreaming international biodiversity goals for the private sector. The publication aims to help the international biodiversity goals become more visible and relevant to everyday business activities.

The publication titled, ‘Mainstreaming International Biodiversity Goals for the Private Sector: Main Report and Case Studies,’ was financed by the Valuing Nature Programme (VNP), which funds researchers investigating the “value” of nature in different contexts to work within new disciplinary, institutional or applied settings. The researchers evaluated 70 business case studies received from all over the world, following an open call for business case studies, of which they chose 14 to detail in the report.

The publication was created both for businesses that are already undertaking actions for biodiversity – to support them in making the links between their actions and international policy clearer – and for businesses only starting to explore relevant actions that they could undertake to address their impacts and dependencies on nature, and contribute this way to the international biodiversity goals. (IISD)

About : JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation.

Smith, T., Addison, P., Smith, M. & Beagley, L. (2018)  Mainstreaming international biodiversity goals for the private sector: Main Report & Case Studies (PDF, 1828 kb) JNCC Report No. 613, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

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