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European Business and Nature Summit

On our way to COP16: Are business ready to deliver on the commitments from the Global Biodiversity Framework?

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European Business and Nature Summit 2023

Find out more about the upcoming EBNS event

The European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS) stands as the foremost European high-level political and technical forum, dedicated to mobilizing the business community towards achieving nature-positive. With each passing year, the EBNS has expanded its reach, establishing itself as the flagship event on business and nature for the European Commission. It has consistently proven to be a pivotal platform for in-depth discussions on pressing issues and emerging trends, elevating the discourse to new heights. By fostering collaboration and engagement, the summit paves the way for transformative action, ensuring that businesses and nature intertwine harmoniously for a sustainable future.

The Summit centres around catalysing transformative actions that businesses can undertake to effectively implement biodiversity targets, thereby spearheading the transition towards a nature-positive society. By bringing together influential leaders, policymakers, and forward-thinking industry experts, the event facilitates high-level policy and business dialogues that drive meaningful change. Additionally, businesses stand to gain significant benefits through a diverse range of practical sessions tailored to specific sectors and business requirements. These sessions empower companies to make tangible progress in their journey towards embracing nature positivity. They encompass critical aspects such as monitoring, assessing, and disclosing biodiversity; reducing environmental impacts and regenerating ecosystems; unlocking and mobilizing financial resources through innovative mechanisms; and forging inclusive partnerships to expedite action. Through this comprehensive approach, the Summit empowers businesses to take decisive steps and make a lasting impact on the path to a sustainable future.

This year's highly anticipated edition of the EBNS will be held on October 11-12 at the prestigious Palazzo Lombardia in Milan, Italy. The event promises to offer an exceptional opportunity to gain insights into concrete actions that can be taken to align with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, and to begin working towards target specifications in the upcoming COP16. By participating in the Summit, attendees will have the chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations, working together to bring about a paradigm shift in the current economic landscape. This collaborative effort is crucial in aligning with global goals for nature and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. Don't miss out on this extraordinary occasion to learn, network, and contribute to the transformative journey towards a nature-positive world.

Learn about the 2023 European Business and Nature Summit programme, speakers and side events.