The Business and Biodiversity Forum at COP 14, which debates investing in biodiversity for People and Planet, focusing on exchanging lessons learned and catalyzing action within the business sector for safeguarding biodiversity, took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 14th and 15th November.
Michel Mane, President of the Americas Region and of the MANE Business Foundation, participated in a panel discussion titled “Fostering sustainable sourcing and trade of biodiversity-based products to achieve the SDGs” organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), sharing how MANE implemented sustainable sourcing for specific ingredients around the world, specifically giving examples such as Liquidambar in Honduras, Peru Balsam in El Salvador, Benzoin in Vietnam or Echinops Giganteus in Cameroon.
During the side event organized by the ABS Initiative and the SCBD to invite stakeholders to take a closer look at the achievements in supporting the national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and consider challenges ahead, he also presented how MANE supported sourcing initiatives to create new value chains in Africa.