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The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with the Government of Mexico, is organizing the Business and Biodiversity Forum to be held on 2-3 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. The forum will provide an opportunity for businesses to share their views and experiences on mainstreaming biodiversity, and engage in discussions with the private sector, governments and various stakeholder groups on opportunities for businesses.

One important outcome of the forum will be the Business and Biodiversity Pledge, which was prepared based on feedback from CBD partner organizations and businesses. The pledge provides an opportunity for business leaders to call attention to the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for businesses, and to reaffirm their commitment to take positive action in support of biodiversity.

Businesses interested in signing the pledge are asked to submit the signed pledge to secretariat@cbd.int, together with the logo of their organization. A formal signing ceremony for those businesses participating in the Business and Biodiversity Pledge will be held on 2 December 2016, in the margins of the Business and Biodiversity Forum.

The pledge is available here.