Mainstreaming biodiversity for achieving the global goals

During the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, held in September 2015, Member States agreed on a global agenda, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, with the overarching goal of eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development.

Business has a critical role to play and self-interest in contributing to delivering the Global Goals and NBTs as they are directly or indirectly dependent on the biodiversity and ecosystem services (natural capital). By developing a better understanding and proactively addressing the Global Goals, companies will be able to better manage their risks, anticipate consumers’ demand, secure access to needed resources, differentiate themselves from competitors, and strengthen their supply chains. The session highlights how the businesses are integrating biodiversity in their decision making to achieve the The Global Goals.