Quantis was in Marseille last week to talk biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Held once every four years, the event brings together thousands of leaders and decision-makers to drive action around nature conservation. It’s the largest gathering for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and policy. Quantis’ CEO Dimitri Caudrelier and Innovation Strategy Lead Marcial Vargas joined discussions with leaders from COP26, Accor, L’Occitane, Kering and others, to dig into concrete action to tackle biodiversity loss — now.
Discover the replays of our sessions at IUCN Congress for takeaways on how business can drive meaningful action for nature.
+ Race to Zero: Dialogue on nature
The links between the climate and biodiversity crises — and how each can greatly amplify the negative consequences of the other — have been clearly demonstrated. Many have called for building synergies between the global efforts to address climate change and the loss of biodiversity. How is this call reflected in how non-state actors, including businesses, are tackling their own emissions and their approaches to the conservation and restoration of nature? The session featured:
- A presentation by Nigel Topping, the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020.
- Insights from Quantis’ Dimitri Caudrelier; Brune Poirson, Accor; Megan Morikawa, Iberostar and Yann-Gaël Rio, Danone on navigating the risks and opportunities of nature conservation associated with climate change mitigation measures.
Featuring Dimitri Caudrelier, Quantis CEO
+ How can business contribute to a nature-positive world?
[Session in French] The method, scope and measurement of companies’ contribution to a nature-positive world are currently being defined by the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) and the IUCN in particular, but many companies have already committed to integrating biodiversity into the heart of their business model. To outline the steps companies can take, the session featured two panels:
- A presentation of L’OCCITANE‘s biodiversity strategy with representatives from the group, as well as partner farmers and suppliers (Firmenich).
- A deep dive into the biodiversity strategies of other companies, with representatives from Kering and others.
Moderated by Marcial Vargas, Innovation Strategy Lead