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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; background:#E5E7E2'>National events, publications &amp; news</span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></li> <li class=MsoNormal style='color:#686F64;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo3; tab-stops:list 36.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Job Listings<o:p></o:p></span></li> </ul> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-18.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#686F64'></span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#686F64'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64; background:#E5E7E2'>International events, publications &amp; news</span><span style='color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td valign=top style='border:none;border-bottom:solid white 1.0pt; padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <h3 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:1.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></h3> <h3 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#666666'>Other News </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h3> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>The DEA-NBBN publication entitled <b> Overview of current approaches and practices of South African businesses to the mainstreaming of biodiversity: a preliminary baseline assessment </b> can be downloaded by </span><a href="http://www.ewt.org.za/BUSINESSDEVELOPMENT/pdf/NBBN%20DEA%20Report%20Feb%202015.pdf" id=LPlnk839083><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#9FAF78'>clicking here</span></a><span style='color:#686F64'>.</span> </p> <p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='border:none;border-bottom:solid white 1.0pt; padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <h3 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:1.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></h3> <h3 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#666666'>Contact us </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h3> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>For further information on the NBBN or related activities please contact: </span></p> <p><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>Shelley Lizzio</span></strong><span style='font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'><br> Manager: National Biodiversity and Business Network<br> Endangered Wildlife Trust<br> W + 27 11 372 3600 | Ext 64 |&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>F + 27 11 608 4682 |&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>C + 27</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>72&nbsp;210 2085<br> Email</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#9FAF78'>: </span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span 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style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0cm;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes; height:18.75pt'> <td style='padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm;height:18.75pt'> <p>&nbsp; </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> <td width=689 valign=top style='width:505.45pt;padding:11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt'> <h2 align=center style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#9FAF78'>Welcome to the July 2017 issue of the National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) newsletter</span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>To distribute any biodiversity and business relevant information to the network in the next newsletter, please forward the information to Shelley Lizzio (</span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>shelleyl@ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>) by the 18<sup>th</sup> of August 2017.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#9FAF78'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='background:white;border-collapse:collapse;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes; height:42.5pt'> <td width=634 valign=top style='width:472.35pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; height:42.5pt'> <p class=header><b><span style='font-size:24.0pt;color:red'>SAVE THE DATE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=header><b><span style='font-size:24.0pt;color:#9FAF78'>2017 NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY</span></b><b><span style='font-size:24.0pt; color:#1F497D'> </span></b><b><span style='font-size:24.0pt;color:#9FAF78'>&amp; BUSINESS INDABA </span></b><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image002.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" style='width:465pt; height:189pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image003.jpg" o:href="cid:image002.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=620 height=252 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image003.jpg" style='height:2.625in;width:6.458in' alt="cid:image002.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" v:shapes="_x0000_i1027"><![endif]><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=header><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#9FAF78'>Theme: Biodiversity for Better Business</span></b></p> <p class=header><b><span style='color:#9FAF78'>24 &amp; 25 October 2016<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=header><b><span style='color:#9FAF78'>Johannesburg, South Africa<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=header style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#666666'>We are pleased to announce the dates for the third annual National Biodiversity and Business Network Indaba, to be held at Hatch Africa s head offices in Johannesburg on the 24th and 25th of October 2017. The Indaba aims to provide a dynamic platform for collective discussion to improve the mainstreaming of biodiversity considerations into business in South Africa.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=header><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#666666'>Registration and programme details to follow in August. Save the date to ensure that you don t miss out on this year s exciting event!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=header><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#9FAF78'>Detailed proceedings of last year s National Biodiversity and Business Indaba are attached to this email.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:1.0pt;font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p style='background:#E5E7E2'><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family: "Georgia",serif;color:#9FAF78'>National events, publications &amp; news<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=0 style='width:444.0pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image003.jpg@01D30869.6E561580" style='width:142.5pt;height:133.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image004.jpg" o:href="cid:image003.jpg@01D30869.6E561580"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=190 height=178 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image004.jpg" style='height:1.854in;width:1.979in' alt="cid:image003.jpg@01D30869.6E561580" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_2"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>2017 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice,&nbsp; 6 to 10 November 2017, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>This symposium offers a platform for the conservation community to share and explore issues and recent developments in the science and practice of conservation, and in understanding and communicating the value of biodiversity to society. You are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice using the online submission system by the 4<sup>th</sup> of August. </span><a href="http://ocs.conservationsymposium.com/sccp/2017/login?source=%2Fsccp%2F2017%2Fauthor%2Fsubmit%3FrequiresAuthor%3D1"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'> <span style='color:#686F64'>for more information.<o:p></o:p></span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_8" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image004.jpg@01D3086E.7A4E4150" style='width:189pt;height:85.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image005.jpg" o:href="cid:image004.jpg@01D3086E.7A4E4150"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=252 height=114 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image005.jpg" style='height:1.187in;width:2.625in' alt="cid:image004.jpg@01D3086E.7A4E4150" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_8"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>The Umzimvubu Catchment Partnership Programme (Matatiele, Swartberg, Kokstad, Cedarville and Maluti) will be hosting the EcoFutures Expo on the 3rd and 4th of August in Matatiele, South Africa. <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The aim of the Expo is to expose young people to opportunities in the green sector (across all industries). Thus Expo exhibits will be slanted towards employment, career, franchise or agent opportunities. Organisations are invited to exhibit at the event over two days. See attached poster for more information.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" style='width:198pt;height:57.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image006.jpg" o:href="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=264 height=77 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image006.jpg" style='height:.802in;width:2.75in' alt="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" v:shapes="_x0000_i1030"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>2017 joint Biodiversity Information Management Forum (BIMF) and Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) Forum, 14th  17th August 2017, Umhlali, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Registration for the forum is free to delegates. Please ensure the submission of the registration form by the 14th July if accommodation assistance is required. All other delegates please submit the registration form by 25th July 2017. To submit registration forms and for further information please email </span><a href="mailto:BIMF_FBIP@sanbi.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>BIMF_FBIP@sanbi.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_29" o:spid="_x0000_i1031" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:120.75pt;height:45.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image007.jpg" o:href="cid:image012.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=161 height=61 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image007.jpg" style='height:.635in;width:1.677in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_29"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>&nbsp;<b>Green Youth Indaba<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Green Youth Network in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, FP&amp;M SETA and EWSETA are hosting the 4th Annual Green Youth Indaba which will be hosted on the 28th - 29th June 2017 at Sci-Bono, Johannesburg, the theme of the Indaba is: &quot;Green Innovations and Sustainable skills development for inclusive Growth. </span><a href="http://www.greenyouthindaba.co.za/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:4'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_35" o:spid="_x0000_i1032" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:72.75pt;height:70.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image008.jpg" o:href="cid:image017.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=97 height=94 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image008.jpg" style='height:.979in;width:1.01in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_35"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Science and Sustainable Tourism: 3-4 August 2017, Kempton Park, Gauteng<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The National Science and Technology Forum is hosting a national Discussion Forum on Science and Sustainable Tourism (#ScienceTourism). The United Nations has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. For more information </span><a href="http://www.nstf.org.za/discussion-forum/science-and-sustainable-tourism/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:5'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_21" o:spid="_x0000_i1033" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" style='width:198pt;height:57.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image006.jpg" o:href="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=264 height=77 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image006.jpg" style='height:.802in;width:2.75in' alt="cid:image020.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_21"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Launch of new BGIS tools<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce the launch of four new BGIS tools. Users can now plot coordinate points, export drawings, upload data, as well as add layers to their map. For more information </span><a href="http://uds6.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/she99aw7pnf.html"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:6;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_37" o:spid="_x0000_i1034" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:90.75pt;height:99pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image009.jpg" o:href="cid:image018.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=121 height=132 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image009.jpg" style='height:1.375in;width:1.26in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_37"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>LaRSSA 5<sup>th</sup> Annual conference 1  4 August 2017<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The Land Rehabilitation Society of South Africa (LaRSSA) conference will take place from 1  4 August 2017 in Mpumalanga. The conference will offer insight into the exciting and often challenging changes happening within the Rehabilitation and Restoration landscape of southern Africa. </span><a href="http://larssa.co.za/larssa-conference-registration-2017/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#9FAF78'>Job&nbsp; Listings<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=0 style='width:436.9pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=289 style='width:211.4pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_43" o:spid="_x0000_i1035" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image034.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" style='width:165.75pt;height:72.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image010.jpg" o:href="cid:image034.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=221 height=97 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image010.jpg" style='height:1.01in;width:2.302in' alt="cid:image034.jpg@01D27B90.4838BA30" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_43"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=293 valign=top style='width:214.4pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>To advertise vacancies, bursaries or scholarships here please email details to Shelley Lizzio at </span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>shelleyl@ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>.<span style='color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <h2 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:3.0pt;font-family: "Georgia",serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#9FAF78'>&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#9FAF78'>International events, publications &amp; news </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h2> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=0 style='width:444.0pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_22" o:spid="_x0000_i1036" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image001.png@01D30868.D83D18A0" style='width:83.25pt;height:120pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image011.jpg" o:href="cid:image019.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=111 height=160 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image011.jpg" style='height:1.666in;width:1.156in' alt="cid:image001.png@01D30868.D83D18A0" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_22"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Ecosystem-based adaptation: Question-based guidance for assessing effectiveness </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>This booklet by the IIED, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended. </span><a href="http://sdg.iisd.org/news/over-100-companies-pledge-action-on-biodiversity-at-2016-business-and-biodiversity-forum/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_24" o:spid="_x0000_i1037" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:75pt;height:99.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image012.jpg" o:href="cid:image025.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=100 height=133 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image012.jpg" style='height:1.385in;width:1.041in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_24"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Incentives for Natural Infrastructure<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The report, issued by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), details a study conducted across different sectors in six regions (Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America) to uncover the barriers and incentives for businesses obtaining permits, financing and insurance for natural infrastructure (NI). </span><a href="http://www.wbcsd.org/Clusters/Water/Natural-Infrastructure-for-Business/Resources/Incentives-for-Natural-Infrastructure"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_25" o:spid="_x0000_i1038" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image008.png@01D3086C.2804F4E0" style='width:75pt;height:103.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image013.jpg" o:href="cid:image029.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=100 height=138 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image013.jpg" style='height:1.437in;width:1.041in' alt="cid:image008.png@01D3086C.2804F4E0" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_25"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Baseline Report: Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The Baseline Report presents the results of a screening of 54 regional/quality, national, european and international Food Standards of the Food Sector as well as the analysis of procurement guidelines from food retailers. </span><a href="http://www.business-biodiversity.eu/en/baseline-report"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_26" o:spid="_x0000_i1039" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:77.25pt;height:110.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image014.jpg" o:href="cid:image032.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=103 height=147 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image014.jpg" style='height:1.531in;width:1.072in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_26"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Natural Capital: The Business Case for Natural Capital Assessment<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The publication within the project &quot;Natural Capital Network&quot; provides information regarding the opportunities and risks of the consideration of natural capital. It includes practical examples from German companies and highlights how to engage with the topic of natural capital. </span><a href="http://www.business-biodiversity.eu/en/brochure-natural-capital"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:4'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_14" o:spid="_x0000_i1040" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" style='width:122.25pt;height:59.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image015.png" o:href="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=163 height=79 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image016.jpg" style='height:.822in;width:1.697in' alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_14"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 valign=top style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Africa Case Studies Show Five Pathways to Speed Up, Scale Up SDGs<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The Poverty-Environment Initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP or UN Environment) launched a report on African countries progress in fostering coordinated and integrated approaches to development. The highlighted approaches connect and address poverty reduction, inequality, employment generation, climate change, environmental stress, and water, energy and food security. The report proposes five &quot;pathways&quot; to speed up and scale up integrated and participatory approaches to sustainable development and support achievement of the SDGs and Agenda 2063</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#9FAF78'>. </span><a href="http://sdg.iisd.org/news/africa-case-studies-show-five-pathways-to-speed-up-scale-up-sdgs/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2017-06-22%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE&amp;utm_content=2017-06-22%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE+CID_d2ae96ad4cb5e9589dd86a4ab947d07e&amp;utm_source=cm&amp;utm_term=Africa%20Case%20Studies%20Show%20Five%20Pathways%20to%20Speed%20Up%20Scale%20Up%20SDGs"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:5'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; color:#1F497D'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1041" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image013.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150" style='width:158.25pt; height:125.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image017.png" o:href="cid:image013.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=211 height=167 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image018.jpg" style='height:1.739in;width:2.197in' alt="cid:image013.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1"><![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Global Nature Fund s international Natural Capital Conference will take place in Frankfurt on Thursday 5 October 2017<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>At this conference you will learn about recent developments in policy, economics and science regarding natural capital. Practitioners from various industries will share their experiences about how to integrate natural capital into their daily business. You will be challenged to take some steps yourself. </span><a href="http://www.business-biodiversity.eu/en/natural-capital-conference"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:6'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; color:#1F497D'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_6" o:spid="_x0000_i1042" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image014.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150" style='width:154.5pt; height:1in'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image019.png" o:href="cid:image014.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=206 height=96 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image020.jpg" style='height:1in;width:2.145in' alt="cid:image014.png@01D3086E.7A4E4150" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_6"><![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Bankers, investors and insurers invited to test Natural Capital Protocol Finance Supplement<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>In May, the Natural Capital Coalition, Natural Capital Finance Alliance and Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development launched the Natural Capital Protocol s draft Finance Sector Supplement for public consultation. The Finance Supplement is being developed as part of an open and collaborative process, and finance institutions across the board are invited to pilot and test the draft between now and September. Bankers, investors and insurers invited to test Natural Capital Protocol Finance Supplement. </span><a href="http://naturalcapitalcoalition.org/finance-sector-supplement-to-the-natural-capital-protocol-an-invitation-to-pilot-test/?dm_i=2GI3,12UQP,48BTMK,38QWR,1"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:7'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_28" o:spid="_x0000_i1043" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:117.75pt;height:58.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image021.jpg" o:href="cid:image035.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=157 height=78 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image021.jpg" style='height:.812in;width:1.635in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_28"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Programme outline announced for 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Bookings are now open for the 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital. 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 </span><a href="https://naturalcapitalforum.com/tickets/"><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78;text-decoration:none; text-underline:none'>click here</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:8'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; color:#1F497D'>&nbsp;</span><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_30" o:spid="_x0000_i1044" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image022.png@01D30870.FEB99190" style='width:114.75pt;height:42.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image022.png" o:href="cid:image022.png@01D30870.FEB99190"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=153 height=57 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image023.jpg" style='height:.593in;width:1.593in' alt="cid:image022.png@01D30870.FEB99190" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_30"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>How voluntary sustainability standards can help protect biodiversity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Standards and Biodiversity,&nbsp;the latest report by the State of Sustainability Initiatives examines the intersection between voluntary sustainability standard and the conservation of biodiversity. The study identified several opportunities to leverage the impact of voluntary sustainability standards to prevent and slow biodiversity losses. </span><a href="http://www.iisd.org/ssi/standards-and-biodiversity/?utm_source=list-biodiversity&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ssi-biodiversity"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:9'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_11" o:spid="_x0000_i1045" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" style='width:122.25pt;height:59.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image015.png" o:href="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=163 height=79 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image016.jpg" style='height:.822in;width:1.697in' alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_11"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>IISD Examines Impacts of Voluntary Agricultural Standards on Biodiversity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Broad implementation of sustainable agricultural practices, including but not limited to voluntary sustainability standards, is needed to stem biodiversity loss and protect endangered species, according to a study published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The report, titled 'Standards and Biodiversity: Thematic Review,' examines the intersection of 15 sets of voluntary sustainability standards in commodity production and biodiversity protection and identifies key policy options. </span><a href="http://sdg.iisd.org/news/iisd-examines-impacts-of-voluntary-agricultural-standards-on-biodiversity/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2017-06-29%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE&amp;utm_content=2017-06-29%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE+CID_bd51f099f488c9eca9c2c43868273ce3&amp;utm_source=cm&amp;utm_term=IISD%20Examines%20Impacts%20of%20Voluntary%20Agricultural%20Standards%20on%20Biodiversity"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:10'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_32" o:spid="_x0000_i1046" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image023.png@01D30873.CCE3D1A0" style='width:203.25pt;height:59.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image024.png" o:href="cid:image023.png@01D30873.CCE3D1A0"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=271 height=79 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image025.jpg" style='height:.822in;width:2.822in' alt="cid:image023.png@01D30873.CCE3D1A0" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_32"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Earth Overshoot Day <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>On August 2 this year humanity will have used all the natural resources that our planet can regenerate over the entire year. Each year Earth Overshoot Day - the date that we  overshoot our planet s resource budget - falls earlier and earlier in the calendar. In 2016 it was August 8. By the end of 2017 it is expected we will have used at least 1.7 earths-worth of resources. Learn how the overshoot is calculated, and how we can reverse this trend </span><a href="http://www.overshootday.org/?utm_source=THE%20B%20TEAM%20COMMUNITY&amp;utm_campaign=fc620735f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_22&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_95125a86a3-fc620735f4-116554809"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:11'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_42" o:spid="_x0000_i1047" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" style='width:122.25pt;height:59.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image015.png" o:href="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=163 height=79 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image016.jpg" style='height:.822in;width:1.697in' alt="cid:image051.png@01D27638.5369BB50" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_42"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>UN Global Compact Presents Framework for Business Leadership on SDGs <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>In June the UN Global Compact (UNGC) presented a framework that outlines key considerations for companies that want to become leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during a webinar. The webinar also highlighted the development of issue briefs on each of the 17 SDGs and an online consultation on the briefs. To read more </span><a href="http://sdg.iisd.org/news/un-global-compact-presents-framework-for-business-leadership-on-sdgs/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2017-07-04%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE&amp;utm_content=2017-07-04%20-%20SDG%20Update%20AE+CID_3bf7931837c8029985c1f806d83c3ff4&amp;utm_source=cm&amp;utm_term=UN%20Global%20Compact%20Presents%20Framework%20for%20Business%20Leadership%20on%20SDGs"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:12'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_34" o:spid="_x0000_i1048" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:203.25pt;height:117pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image026.jpg" o:href="cid:image040.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=271 height=156 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image026.jpg" style='height:1.625in;width:2.822in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_34"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>First Order Draft Review of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is open and runs until 15 August 2017.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The Global Assessment will review the status and trends of the world s biodiversity and ecosystem services for the first time since the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was published in 2005.</span> <span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>The document will inform decision-makers worldwide on the current state of knowledge regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services and how to protect and use them more sustainably. To&nbsp; read more </span><a href="http://www.ipbes.net/article/first-external-review-now-open-ipbes-global-assessment"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:13'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_38" o:spid="_x0000_i1049" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:70.5pt;height:72.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image027.jpg" o:href="cid:image043.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=94 height=97 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image027.jpg" style='height:1.01in;width:.979in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_38"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>New global GIZ project &quot;Private Business Action for Biodiversity <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The global project &quot;Private Business Action for Biodiversity&quot; of the Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which started at the end of 2016, focusses on biodiversity-friendly production and commercialization. To read more </span><a href="http://www.business-and-biodiversity.de/en/newsarchive/news/new-global-giz-project-private-business-action-for-biodiversity/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:14'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_39" o:spid="_x0000_i1050" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:109.5pt;height:69.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image028.jpg" o:href="cid:image044.jpg@01D30A33.3D7EDB10"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=146 height=93 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image028.jpg" style='height:.968in;width:1.52in' v:shapes="Picture_x0020_39"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Business, biodiversity &amp; natural capital  Ambitions, risks &amp; opportunities<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>The EU B@B Platform of the European Commission and the Global Nature Fund (GNF) are joining forces in tackling the challenge for businesses in integrating biodiversity and natural capital. Two conferences under the common motto  Business, biodiversity &amp; natural capital | Ambitions, risks &amp; opportunities will bring frontrunners and newcomers together with leading scientists, government officials and nature conservation organisations in Frankfurt/Main on 4th and 5th October 2017. </span><a href="http://www.business-biodiversity.eu/en/natural-capital-conference"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>Click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:15;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=292 style='width:213.8pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_40" o:spid="_x0000_i1051" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image039.png@01D3087A.8416DEC0" style='width:161.25pt;height:78pt'> <v:imagedata src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image029.png" o:href="cid:image039.png@01D3087A.8416DEC0"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=215 height=104 src="National%20Biodiversity%20and%20Business%20Network%20(NBBN)%20-%20July%20Newsletter_files/image030.jpg" style='height:1.083in;width:2.239in' alt="cid:image039.png@01D3087A.8416DEC0" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_40"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=300 style='width:219.1pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>Initiative for a better integration of biodiversity in the Natural Capital Protocol<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>In recognition of the biodiversity challenges that remain with the Protocol, the Natural Capital Coalition has launched a project, led by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), to strengthen biodiversity in the Protocol and associated sector guides.</span> <span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; color:#686F64'>If you are working on biodiversity and natural capital, and would like to get involved in this approach to harmonize all relevant&nbsp;work please contact either the CCI team (</span><a href="mailto:cciadministrator@JBS.cam.ac.uk"><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>cciadministrator@JBS.cam.ac.uk</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>) or the Coalition (</span><a href="mailto:info@naturalcapitalcoalition.org"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#9FAF78'>info@naturalcapitalcoalition.org</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#686F64'>) for more information.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=229 valign=top style='width:160.55pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <h3 style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#666666'>&nbsp;</span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h3> </td> <td width=689 valign=top style='width:505.45pt;padding:11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt'></td> </tr> </table> </div> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#686F64'>&nbsp; </span></p> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=0 style='width:600.0pt;mso-cellspacing:0cm;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt: 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:7.5pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2016 - Endangered Wildlife Trust. 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