In this issue  

  • Download the presentations from the 2017 National Biodiversity & Business Indaba
  • National events, publications & news

·       International events, publications & news


Other News

The DEA-NBBN publication entitled “Overview of current approaches and practices of South African businesses to the mainstreaming of biodiversity: a preliminary baseline assessment” can be downloaded by clicking here.




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Welcome to the November 2017 issue of the National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) newsletter

To distribute any biodiversity and business relevant information to the network in the next newsletter, please forward the information to Shelley Lizzio ( by the 30 November 2017.



2017 NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY & BUSINESS INDABA cid:image002.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30

Theme: Biodiversity for Better Business

24 & 25 October 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa

Click here to download the 2017 National Biodiversity and Business Indaba presentations.


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National events, publications & news


It’s economically beneficial for SA to protect its natural capital. Healthy natural landscapes such as veld, wetlands, rivers, and estuaries across South Africa generate value to the economy amounting to at least R275 billion per year, a new study by economists at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has found. To read more click here.

Enter your organisation or nominate another worthy eco-champion for an Eco-Logic Award. The Eco-Logic Awards, hosted by The Enviropaedia, recognise and promote those individuals, organisations, products and services that are helping to create a sustainable environment and society. To read more click here.

 International events, publications & news


The Network for Business Sustainability reviews the latest insights into effective reporting. Discover how organizations communicate the right information at the right time to the right stakeholders. To read more click here.


Moving Ahead with REDD+ to Combat Climate Change. The climate change mitigation programme, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is maturing as countries build the necessary systems to reap the results-based rewards of participation. But, much work and fresh challenges lie ahead as countries move from readiness to implementation. Click here.


IPBES Launches Primers on Upcoming Assessments. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has launched a series of primers. The short briefing documents contain key information about the five landmark assessments set for launch at the sixth annual session of the IPBES Plenary, to be held in March 2018, in Medellín, Colombia. Click here.


ESP9 World Conference in Shenzhen, China from 11-15 December 2017

Registration for the Ecosystem Services Partnership has opened and is possible until 26 November. For more information click here.


2017 World Forum on Natural Capital

Bookings are now open for the 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital, 27 – 28 November. Policy-makers and senior decision-makers from business, finance, government and civil society are expected to descend on the capital of Scotland, to engage in two days of dynamic and interactive parallel sessions and networking. For more information click here.



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