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Business and biodiversity assessment

Methodological Assessment of the Impact and Dependence of Business on Biodiversity and Nature’s Contributions to People

The IPBES Plenary, at IPBES 7 (April/May 2019, Paris), adopted a new work programme (2019-2030; available here), following up on the first IPBES work programme 2014-2018.

This new work programme includes a methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people that would be aimed at categorizing how businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people and identifying criteria and indicators for measuring that dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability.