The European Business and Nature Summit is a regional stepping stone in the global run to strengthen the role of businesses in supporting nature conservation and its sustainable use. The specific objectives of the Summit are to provide:
- A forum to explore the most recent progresses made by businesses and financial institutions to better account for their impacts and dependencies on nature and take informed decisions to generate net positive impact.
- A place to collect and celebrate commitments for nature by the business community feeding into the Action Agenda for Nature and People.
- An opportunity for businesses to call for strong political ambitions to protect biodiversity and to provide valuable input to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
- A chance to engage a wide international audience in addressing biodiversity loss and move towards a critical mass of businesses integrating biodiversity and natural capital into their decision making.
The summit supports the Action Agenda for Nature and People seeking to mobilise action in the lead up to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity taking place in 2020. It represents a key milestone in the engagement of businesses in this process and their commitments to nature conservation.
The two-day Summit will take place on 7 and 8 November 2019. It will be hosted by CaixaForum in the very centre of Madrid, Spain, and will bring together key representatives from businesses, financial institutions, governments and civil society.
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