First Meeting of the Global Platform for Business and Biodiversity


First meeting of the Global Platform for Business and Biodiversity organized by Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) took place in Tokyo on 15-16 December 2001 with more than 200 participants from business, government and civil society to discuss about progress made after the COP10 and issues towards the COP11 on business and biodiversity.



15 Dec 2011 (Day1)

  • Opening Session (IUCN/SCBD)
  • Panel Session (#1): Discussion of Existing Business and Biodiversity Initiatives (Germany/ Canada/ Japan/ Brazil/ France)
  • Panel Session (#2): Role of the National Initiatives in Addressing Policy Challenges
  • Information Session on Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) Implementation Fund (JBA/ GEF)
  • Panel discussion (#3): Views and Perspectives about Industry— Getting the Right Policy Mix (Mitsui/ Taisei/ Bridgestone/ Petrobras)
  • Panel Session (#4): Perspectives on Thematic Initiatives and Tools/Mechanisms to Integrate Biodiversity into Business (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Panel Session (#5)—Review of Actions Post-COP 10 and Initial Recommendations for COP 11 (Keidanren/ Japan/ UNEP-WCMC)


16 Dec 2011 (Day2)

  • Panel Session (#6): Discussion of Future Business and Biodiversity National initiatives and Moving the Platform Forward (South Africa/ ACB/ IUCN/ EU/ WOC/ SCBD)
  • Panel Session (#7)—Discussion of COP 11 High Level Conference and Other Events (India/ WBCSD)