Our Projects in the Unit Business & Biodiversity

 

Biodiversity-Management

 
 
 Green instead of Gray – Industrial Parks in Transition

Green instead of Gray – Industrial Parks in Transition

In a model project coordinated by the Bonn Science Shop (WILA Bonn), existing industrial parks in the cities of Frankfurt am Main, Marl and Remscheid will be sustainable rearranged. Industrial parks need not be gray and dreary, but with appropriate design they often offer valuable habitats for people and nature.

 

 

Business Sectors

 
 
 Natural Capital in the Hospitality Industry

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Natural Capital in the Hospitality Industry

Valuations of natural capital serve as an aid in identifying dependencies and effects of or on natural capital. In order to carry out these assessments, data are collected and evaluated. In addition to companies, associations, stakeholders and initiatives as well as consumers in the hotel and catering industry are also involved.

 

 
 
 Sustainable Cultivation of Natural Rubber

Sustainable Cultivation of Natural Rubber

Little is known about the ecological and social effects of rubber cultivation. The aim of the project is therefore to sensitize manufacturers of all kinds of rubber goods and to show them how they can make their value-added chain more sustainable.

 

 
 
 Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry

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Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry

The objective of the EU-wide project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry” is to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and labels within the food industry by supporting standard-setting organizations and companies with procurement requirements to include efficient biodiversity criteria into their schemes.

 

 
 
 Biodiversity-friendly Spice Production in India

Biodiversity-friendly Spice Production in India

The focus of the pilot measure is on spice cultivation in the Western Ghats, based on Biodiversity Action Plans for the cultivation of pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon as well as for chilli, local biodiversity is taken into account.

 

 
 
 Sustainable Cultivation of Cocoa and Shea in Ghana

Sustainable Cultivation of Cocoa and Shea in Ghana

Small farmers are supported in implementing Biodiversity Action Plans for the cultivation of shea and cocoa in order to secure long-term yields on the one hand and to guarantee ecosystem services on the other. 

 

Value of Nature

 
 
 Analysis of Forest Landscape Restoration Initiatives

Analysis of Forest Landscape Restoration Initiatives

The study aims to provide an overview of existing landscape restoration initiatives with a focus on forests, their objectives and stakeholders. On the basis of a catalogue of criteria and on-the-spot case studies, the local measures of the initiatives are examined for their social and ecological impact.

 

Networks & Knowledge

 
 
 Natural Capital Network for Businesses

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Natural Capital Network for Businesses

The project aims to inform companies about the opportunities of an economic valuation of natural capital as well as to enhance their engagement. The Natural Capital Network for Businesses will be launched to promote a comprehensive information exchange between companies. Furthermore, interested companies will be supported in the economic assessment of natural capital.

 
 
 European "Business & Biodiversity" Campaign

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European "Businnes & Biodiversity" Campaign

The campaign aims to engage business leaders in actively increasing efforts to protect and preserve ecosystems. The integration of biodiversity management into business strategies should counteract the mass extinction and depletion of natural resources.

 
 
 Stefan Hörmann

Contact Person

Stefan Hörmann
Head of Business and Biodiversity

GNF Office Bonn 

Phone: + 49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 11

E-mail: hoermann@globalnature.org