New publication – 2030 Milestone for the Ecological Transition
For the first time, large French companies are sharing some common convictions on ecological transition and publicly proposing a collective course and action priorities.
« ETE 2030 – Étape 2030 de la Transition Écologique » (“2030 Milestone for the Ecological Transition”) by Entreprises pour l’Environnement, offers a global view of the actions required to put France on a credible ecological transition trajectory by 2030, in line with French and European commitments on climate and biodiversity, and with the “Ecological Planning” policy led by the French government.
New publication – Valuing biodiversity to take action
Based on sixty testimonials from corporates, financial players, NGOs and academics, this publication notes the issues and reviews the practices that have enabled better corporate valuations of nature. Despite the amount of work that has already been achieved, monitoring and measuring biodiversity remains one of the preferred ways for businesses to estimate the value of nature. The indicators, therefore, are becoming more diversified and the methods finer tuned.
As well as gaining a better understanding of their own impacts and dependencies, many businesses are seeking to build economic opportunities related to nature preservation and restoration. These include placing biodiversity at the heart of their existing operations and the increasing use of new instruments to strengthen business models based on nature-oriented solutions. Among them, Payments for Environmental Services (PES), environmental offsetting schemes, and biodiversity certification are seen as having real potential to support scaling-up actions.
Lastly, this publication examines different approaches that can be used by businesses to build pathways to progress with the aim of contributing to the implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
On the initiative of Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas and Chairman of EpE, a collective forum of French and international business leaders issues a call for putting the environment at the core of an economic rebound. It has been published in the daily Le Monde, in its edition of May 5, 2020, and can be read here.
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Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), created in 1992, gathers some 60 French and international large companies from all sectors of the economy, committed to the ecological transition.
Its purpose, a single planet and a thriving world, sums up the will of its members to lead their own ecological transition and that of society and to build, together and with their stakeholders, an economic development compatible with the planetary boundaries, socially accepted and even desired.
The association is the French partner of the WBCSD.
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