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"Every day, there is one new thing to try"

"It comes as no surprise that climate change and biodiversity are closely linked. Financial institutions play a key role in ensuring that fragile ecosystems are protected and biodiversity conservation is anchored in business. After all, they are the ones determining which sectors are empowered and which ones are not..."

Linda Broekhuizen interviewed Sandra Abella, Director of Ecobusiness Fund about promoting sustainable practices in biodiversity conservation, measuring the value of progress and opportunities to partner for biodiversity.

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"The big thing we underestimate in this discourse is land tenure"

"The need to conserve an area that will never belong to a person is a lot less important than to a person who can see the results that will directly benefit them. And while women are often the first ones to notice the effects of climate change, take a long-term view and actively engage in the conversation, land tenure is in the hands of men.”

Linda Broekhuizen and Stephanie Doig, Compliance Director at Miro Forestry cover the many interesting facets of biodiversity conservation in forestry: from bringing smallholders into the conversation to measuring impact and progress, and the complexity of land tenure and gender.

Join Stephanie at FMO’s Biodiversity Event

On 10 December FMO will organize a live event, broadcasted from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Check the website for more information and to register for online attendance.

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“With our Land-Use planning, we've identified three zones: one for production, one for testing and one that is fully protected, where it is impossible to perform production.”

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The agro-production and processing sector is of great importance to the Argentina economy, due to its contribution to foreign currency generation and tax income as well as the considerable (indirect) employment that is related to the agricultural industry. Ledesma, a 100+ year old agro-industrial company, mitigates the impacts of their manufacturing activities while seeking positive impacts on the ecosystems in which the company operates. For example, through land-use planning, water and waste management, supporting biodiversity conservation and education. Its land-use approach inspired Argentina’s National Act for Land-Use Planning.

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