In two investigations carried out within the framework of the "Responsables con la Biodiversidad" project, with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad del MAGRAMA (Biodiversity Foundation of the MAGRAMA)
Forética has presented, at a public event with companies and opinion leaders, two documents that analyze the link between business management of biodiversity and two fundamental trends in environmental matters: climate change and the circular economy.
The research was carried out within the framework of Forética's project "Responsible with Biodiversity. Connecting knowledge and trends" project of Forética, which has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.. The presentation session was attended by the Deputy Technical Director of the Biodiversity Foundation, Ignacio Torres, together with representatives of the public administration, academics, specialized journalists, NGOs and companies.
The biodiversity-climate change link: an elephant in the room
Under the title "The biodiversity-climate change link: An elephant in the room", the document analyzes the unquestionable and inevitable link between biodiversity and the challenge of climate change, and the challenges and opportunities involved in its management. The research focuses on the role of biodiversity in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change and provides examples of corporate biodiversity management actions that meet the objective of combating global warming.
Case studies from 13 companies have been included: Brico Depôt, Calidad Pascual, Correos, Ecoembes, FYM-Italcementi Group, Gas Natural Fenosa, Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar, Heineken, LafargeHolcim, Nestlé, Red Eléctrica, Sacyr and Unilever.
The second research conducted by Forética is an infographic that breaks down in different points the link between natural capital and circular economy, i.e. how biodiversity plays a very relevant role in each phase of this new economic model that aims at efficiency in the use of resources and environmental protection.
According to the CEO of Forética, Germán Granda,"it is essential for all social actors to act jointly, while keeping in mind the close link between biodiversity and other environmental trends. In the case of companies, incorporating natural capital into their sustainability strategies is an essential element for risk management and the identification of opportunities".
For his part, the Deputy Technical Director of the Biodiversity Foundation, Ignacio Torres, pointed out that "although there is still much to be done, it is true that we are increasingly aware of the importance of conserving our ecosystems, on which our well-being and that of future generations depends. And we are all involved in this, the administration, the private sector and citizens. All our actions, our decisions, have an effect on the future of our biodiversity.
You can download here the different results of the "Forética's Responsible with Biodiversity" project: