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High Level Conference on Business & Biodiversity

> 8 November 2007

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Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council and European Commission High Level Conference on Business & Biodiversity

> 7 May 2007

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
12-13 November 2007

In 2000, in Lisbon, the EU Heads of State and Government agreed to make the EU “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy by 2010”.

In 2001, the EU further committed to “halting biodiversity decline by 2010”.

In 2006, the European Commission launched a biodiversity communication, which included a commitment to engage the private sector in partnerships for biodiversity.

Now, in 2007, under the Portuguese Presidency, business leaders, biodiversity experts, NGOs and policy makers, will return to Lisbon to explore how European business can improve performance through biodiversity responsibility.

The conference will contribute to an improved understanding of the competitive advantages gained from conserving biodiversity and using biiological resources sustainably. Importantly, the conference will provide guidance to the European Commission’s new initiative on business and biodiversity.

In November, in Lisbon, the European 2010 agenda for business and biodiversity will be established.