One more step towards convergence of corporate biodiversity footprint tools at the Aligning Biodiversity Measures For Business workshop in Rio de Janeiro.
Photo: The participants at the Aligning Biodiversity Measures For Business workshop in Rio de Janeiro © Julie Dimitrijevic
The dozen of biodiversity measurement approaches involved in the #AligningBiodiversityMeasuresForBusiness (ABMB) gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a 3 day workshop on 29-31 October. The discussion led to further common ground regarding scopes, boundaries, baselines, corporate data inputs, characterisation factors and how tools can be used for disclosure. A better understanding of the different metrics was also achieved and a decision tree to help businesses understand which tools can suit their needs and business applications is under work. Thanks to @UNEP-WCMC and in particular @Annelisa Grigg and @Julie Dimitrijevic for this very fruitful workshop. This is facilitating the international convergence of corporate biodiversity impact disclosure.
It will also feed into the #NatCapSumm and #BusinessNatureSummit currently ongoing in Madrid, Spain, and the COP15 #biodiversity2020 in China, and in particular the Business & Biodiversity Forum organised by @Bianca Brazil.