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Association Les Eco Maires - France
The association of Les Eco Maires has been working for more than twenty years at the promotion of the sustainable development policies of local authorities. As well as being a major actor and a connection between the national organisations (Presidency, Ministries) and local (communities), Les Eco Maires are also actively present on the European and international stages through European programmes and the decentralised collaborations. Biodiversity has always been a priority of Les Eco Maires’ action. Les Eco Maires are now the French leading network of elected officials and local communities mobilised on environmental issues and sustainable development and one of the leading European networks. Precursor in terms of policy and methodology, the network has now become a real tool for local authorities who want to meet the dual challenge of "think globally and act locally".

Bilan Biodiversité Footprint Guidelines
Bilan Biodiversité Footprint Guidelines, a French guide developed in 2012 by Synergiz and Natureparif to identify business biodiversity impacts
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Biodiversity Actions
ACTIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY, runs actions in favour of Nature by participating to projects of study, protection and conservation of species.

In Northern and Southern countries our Association develops communication, exchange and discussion, broadcasts information and increases public awareness on the importance of preservation of Biodiversity for a viable, equitable and sustainable development.

Corporate Biodiversity Reporting and Indicators
This study was carried out in collaboration with the IUCN French Committee’s “Business & Biodiversity” working group. It aims to improve companies' biodiverisity reporting methodologies and approaches. The french version can be accessed at:
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Cosmetics Valley
France-based industry group that has produced a charter for eco-responsibility. This includes commitments to generic environmental actions such as reduced waste, pollution and energy consumption, as well as the preservation of biodiversity.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Cybelle Planète
Cybelle Planète is a PARTICIPATIVE ECOLOGY non-profit organisation. The organisation was founded in 2005.We would like to give the opportunity to all to take action for biodiversity. Our activities fall under two axes:
  • Ecovolunteering : an ecologically and socially sustainable way of travelling,
  • Participatives Sciences: the “Cybelle Mediterranee" programme
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

France-based international organic certification organisation that primarily certifies food and food products, but also cosmetics and perfumes. They promote the use of natural substances and provide standards for natural and organic cosmetics which includes those related to waste and pollution, as well as the protection of natural habitats and threatened species.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Entreprises pour l'Environnement
The companies organised in this French initiative are united by a commitment to the environment and to sustainable development. The businesses come from various sectors: steel, aluminium, automobile, chemicals, cements, energy, industry.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

FORESTEVER is a non-profit organisation acting in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon. Its aim is to develop agroforestry projects with native endangered species to promote sustainable management of land, local knowledge and biodiversity.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Global Biodiversity Protection
Conservation, sustainable use and protection of natural resources including plants, animals, mineral deposits, soils, clean water, clean air, and fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Concerned with the world's biodiversity crisis and other enviromental problems. This project comes from the initiative of a team of founders from various professional fields (see our team) annex . All of them understand that given the present alarming trend in terms of potentially irreversible damage to biodiversity, acting today is an emergency.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

High Environmental Quality
Green standards for refurbishment and new buildings in France. It focuses on reducing consumption of natural resources and discharge of pollutants, as well as on enhancing the comfort and the health conditions of buildings. It is concerned with the design and the construction of both refurbishment and new building projects.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Intergrating biodiversity into business strategies The Biodiversity Accountability Framework
The Biodiversity Accountability Framework is a self-assessment framework to understand business interdependence with biodiversity. The accompanying Business and Biodiversity Interdependence Indicator (BBII) uses 23 criteria to create a composite indicator which characterises the interactions between businesses and biodiversity.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

International Federation of Agricultural Producers
IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 120 national organizations in 79 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP advocates farmers interests at the international level since 1946 and has General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Press release: Farmers say that Conserving Biodiversity is a shared responsibility IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 120 national organizations in 79 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP advocates farmers interests at the international level since 1946 and has General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Transfer of Technology and Cooperation; Health and Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy

Ministère de l’Écologie, de l’Énergie, du Développement durable et de l’Aménagement du territoire - France
The Department of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development was created on 1 June 2007. Its missions are: Resources, territories, energy and climate, sustainability, risk prevention, infrastructure, transport and marine.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP); Agricultural Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - France
The Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of France, is the cabinet minister responsible for the foreign relations of France. The minister is in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose headquarters are located on the Quai d'Orsay in Paris close to the National Assembly of France. "Quai d'Orsay" is often used as a metonym for the ministry. Part of the ministry's central administration is located in Nantes.
Subject(s): Convention on Biological Diversity; Cities and Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Financial Resources and Mechanism; Biodiversity for Development; Invasive Alien Species; Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) is the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. Its mission is both research (fundamental and applied) and public diffusion of knowledge. The museum includes sites throughout France, including the original location at the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of Paris

Observatoire Régional de l'Environnement Poitou-Charentes (l'ORE)
The BRO is an observatory registered the contract of state-region plan whose purpose is to facilitate access to environmental information for all audiences and support the State, the Region and other public Poitou-Charentes in the activities of observation and decision support environment. The objective is to support projects to enhance the data and establish the conditions for a better understanding of our shared environment in the context of sustainable development of territories. Search
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy

Orée is a French organisation working on environmental issues that has published a major guidance book on biodiversity for businesses. This organisation has set up a working group "Business and Biodiversity” dedicated to develop guidance on the introduction of biodiversity conservation into business operations.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie /international-year-biodiversity
L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie includes developed and developing countries in which the official language is french. These countries work on the process of development, developing human, social development and equitable. It conducts political and multilateral cooperation, according to a four-year program.
Subject(s): Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals is a website to promote, connect, share initiatives for “BiodiverCity”: Biodiversity in urban area. Seedbomb is a network for people who:
  • Appreciate nature in cities, who takes pictures of it. On seedbomb, they can share places they like
  • Are activists of urban biodiversity: urban farmers, urban beekeepers, guerilla gardeners, green street artists, members of the incredible edible movement, …
    Thanks to, they all can localize their seeds and add pictures. Each member has his own page, where he can share all informations he wants. purpose is to unite, to give visibility, to create desire to act for “BiodiverCity”.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Founded in 2006, Synergiz is a non-profit association which was established under the french law of 1901. Synergiz works for the reconciliation of economic activities with biodiversity and socio-ecosystems.
To do so, we bring a transversal and integrative approach to the socio-ecological projects we undertake.
Since its creation, Synergiz has focused its work on two main themes: "urban ecosystems" and "business and biodiversity."
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was born on November 16, 1945. For this specialized UN agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men.

Statement and Recommendations from the UNESCO International Year of Biodiversity Science Policy Conference (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 25-29 January 2010)

YIRIWA-Afrique le Meilleur
YIRIWA-Afrique le Meilleur est une association à but non lucratif. Cette jeune association a pour rôle de préserver la paix et l'environnement dans le monde avec une prédilection pour l'Afrique. L'association favorise la communication, l'échange, le débat, la diffusion de l'information et sensibilise aux enjeux de préservation de notre écosystème pour un développement viable, équitable et durable. Consciente que l'empreinte écologique de l‘homme sur la nature a pour conséquence directe d'impacter le climat et l'environnement, YIRIWA – Afrique le Meilleur à décidée d’agir pour mettre un frein aux émissions abusives des gaz à effet de serre (GES), responsables du réchauffement climatique.