COP15: Ambitious Biodiversity Framework provides businesses with clear pathways for action, says ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a statement applauding the efforts made by countries to overcome differences and to successfully adopt the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity which is deteriorating worldwide at rates unprecedented in human history.

The time to act is now, ICC tells UN Biodiversity Summit

Genuine resilience in the recovery from Covid-19 will only be achieved if there is concerted action to reverse biodiversity loss, ICC Secretary John W.H. Denton AO has stated in a message to today’s United Nations Summit on Biodiversity.

ICC steps up business engagement in COP-9 biodiversity negotiations

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As the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opens here today, world business is committed to help create an international framework, supple enough to safeguard biodiversity and promote its sustainable use, the International Chamber of Commerce said.

Experts urge facilitating access to genetic resources

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Any international regime governing access and benefit sharing for genetic resources should facilitate cross-border exchange of resources and encourage both private and public investment in bio-trade, experts from the breeding and bio-trade sectors told a conference this week.

ICC: Access and benefit sharing must embrace business diversity

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An international regime on access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic resources must consider the wide variety of ways business sectors use these resources, the International Chamber of Commerce said today, speaking at the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP-9) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD).

Biological diversity task force gets new leadership

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Annik Dollacker, Head, International Affairs/Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science, and Michael Hauser, International Policy Director, Monsanto, have been appointed as the new co-chairs of ICC’s Task Force on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) under the ICC Environment and Energy Commission.