One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B)

General

Name of initiative One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B)
LPAA initiative
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address www.op2b.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat Led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone and Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum

Contact: Fellus@wbcsd.org; zimmermann@wbcsd.org

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation One Planet Business for Biodiversity
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation

Description

Description One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) is a unique international cross-sectorial, action-oriented business coalition on biodiversity with a specific focus on agriculture, launched within French President Macron’s One Planet Lab framework. The coalition is determined to drive transformational systemic change and catalyze action to protect and restore cultivated and natural biodiversity within the value chains, engage institutional and financial decision makers, and develop and promote policy recommendations in the CBD COP 15 framework to be held in 2020.
Objectives Leveraging and combining actions across their value chains to develop innovative solutions that safeguard biodiversity and mitigate climate change.
Activities three main areas of focus:

1. Scaling up regenerative agriculture practices to protect soil health. Scaling up alternative farming practices that will leverage the power of plants to keep carbon in the soil (carbon sequestration), increase the capacity of soils to hold water, enhance the resilience of their crops, support the livelihoods of their farmers, and regain the nutrient density of food while decreasing reliance on synthetic inputs. This is what OP2B calls “regenerative agriculture”. 2. Developing product portfolios to boost cultivated biodiversity and increase the resilience of the food and agriculture models. Increasing the number of ingredients sourced so we are less reliant on just a handful of crops, further developing provenance-based and local sourcing, and expanding the genetic variety of crops grown to regain food diversity and localized biodiversity specificity in agriculture as a powerful lever to protect and nurture biodiversity. 3. Eliminating deforestation, enhancing the management, restoration and protection of high value natural ecosystems. Defining specific actions within the value chains of OP2B members that can protect and restore the world’s most biodiversity-rich and fragile ecosystems, including grasslands, wetlands and forests.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Goals While the impact of work from the three pillars of the OP2B coalition will extend through to 2030, its

members intend to demonstrate leadership progress by the 2020 Biodiversity COP15. These efforts will include: • By June 2020: Develop a compendium of systemic, meaningful, measurable solutions that can be implemented by OP2B members in their value chains. • By October 2020: Disclose ambitious, timebound and measurable commitments during CBD COP15, together with policy proposals that would help to deliver successful outcomes.

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Available reporting Press release: https://op2b.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/OP2B_Press_release.pdf

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 0  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0 Ahold Delhaize (Netherlands),  Barry Callebaut (Switzerland),  Danone (France),  DSM (netherlands),  Firmenich (Switzerland),  Google (USA),  Group Loccitane (France),  Invivo (France),  JDE (Denmark),  Kering (France),  Livelyhood Funds (France),  Loblaw Companies (Canada),  MARS (USA),  McCain (Canada),  Migros Tigaret (Turkey),  Nestle (Switzerland),  l'Oeal (France),  Symrise (Germany),  Unilever (USA),  Walmart (USA),  Yara (Norway).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 2 Boston Consulting Group (USA),  WBCSD (Switzerland)
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 6 July 2020 13:17:07

Not only have national states as participators