The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-14) will take place from the 17-29 November 2018, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The event aims to step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. At the last COP, a decision to mainstream and integrate biodiversity within and across sectors was adopted.
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common global framework for navigating the world's most urgent economic, social, and environmental challenges. While governments have the primary responsibility to prioritize, coordinate and implement efforts to meet the SDGs, there is wide recognition that the private sector and civil society will play critical roles in the implementation of national plans.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights starts today in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together over 2,000 participants from government, business, and non-governmental organizations to discuss business-related human rights topics and share ideas and good practice. The forum aims to progress the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This year the theme is Realizing Access to Effective Remedy and draws on the third pillar of the UNGPs:
On Wednesday 20 September, Ipieca co-hosted an event with UNDP, IFC, and ICMM - The Oil, Gas and Mining Industries and the 2030 Agenda: Partnerships and Participation to Accelerate Progress. The event was held alongside the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Low-carbon products and solutions take centre-stage in the October round-up as we lead up to COP28 at the end of November. In addition to member initiatives, we share insights from ADIPEC and progress from the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. We also highlight a new partnership for enhanced health from Eni, a partnership to commercialise OMV’s plastics circularity solution, and insights from the Ipieca Biodiversity and ecosystem services peer-to-peer workshop.
The September edition shares new initiatives, research and guidance for a broad spectrum of topics from across Ipieca’s four strategic pillars, including methane mitigation, net zero, alien invasive species, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, sustainability reporting and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Carbon capture projects take the centre stage in the August round-up, from nature-based solutions, to direct air capture and industrial CCS hubs. We also share insights from The World Bank on the role of green hydrogen in decarbonisation, and Ipieca’s insights from the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum.
Circularity and alternative fuels are a key theme in the July round-up. Other highlights include a report on public perceptions of the energy transition in Spain and an acquisition supporting the commercialisation of carbon capture and storage. We also share The World Bank’s 2023 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals.
The June edition showcases members accelerating action on a range of sustainability topics, including hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and nature-based solutions. We also share ISSB’s global sustainability disclosure standards and a just energy transition ecosystem map from ReGenerate.