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Between 1999 and 2003 Unilever published Good Agricultural Practice documents for their key crops. Over the years, they realised that while there are clear differences between the management of annual and perennial crops, temperate and tropical farming systems and different soils, landscapes and social settings, good farming everywhere has much in common. This collection of sustainable practices has been created and tested by Unilever's network of practical agronomists and farmers, consultants and sustainability advisers over the last six years and is applicable to all their agricultural raw materials. Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code - Unilever, 2010 [Published: 2010]
Standards, Global
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The Greening Blue Energy project aims to facilitate well-balanced and science-based discussions on impacts on the marine environment from offshore renewable energy developments.
The guidance provides a synthesis of the current knowledge status on the potential impacts of offshore wind energy on the marine environment for project developers and offshore wind farm operators, using a model familiar to those considering impact assessment tools. Greening Blue Energy: Identifying and managing the biodiversity risks and opportunities of offshore renewable energy - Wilhelmsson, D. et al., IUCN, Gland, Switzerland [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Global
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This document is a proposal to Holcim Ltd. to establish a Biodiversity Management System (BMS) for its worldwide operations and to implement it in a consistent and professional manner, by creating the necessary instruments and making appropriate provisions to integrate biodiversity considerations into policy, strategic and operational processes. Biodiversity Management System: Proposal for the integrated management of biodiversity at Holcim Sites - Ch. Imboden, Gross, D., Meynell, P-J., Richards, D., Stalmans, M. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 2010  [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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The Guidebook for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs will help public interest lawyers, grassroots advocates, and community members understand mining EIAs, identify flaws in mining project plans, and explore ways that mining companies can reduce the public health hazards associated with mining. Guidebook for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs - Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), Eugene, OR, USA, 2010 [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Global
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The Roundtable on Responsible Soy Standard for Responsible Soy Production, version 1.0 (RTRS Standard) is the result of a multistakeholder development process, which involved representatives from the three RTRS membership constituencies, and included several public consultation periods. This standard applies to all kinds of soybeans, including
conventionally grown, organic, and genetically modified (GM). It has been designed to be used for all scales of soy production and all the countries where soy is produced. RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production Version 1.0 - Round Table on Responsible Soy Assosciation, Sao Paolo, Brazil, March 2010, Approved by RTRS General Assembly 10 June 2010 [Published: 2010]
Standards, Agriculture and Ranching, Global
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The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The guide informs field practitioners about which of the available financing mechanisms they could apply to achieve their conservation aims. The various mechanisms are illustrated with short case studies that demonstrate both successes and challenges. In addition, the guide provides a list of resources and Web links for further exploration of the conservation finance field. Guide to Conservation Finance - WWF, 2009 [Published: 2009]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Global
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In late 2008, IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme embarked on a project to explore IUCN members’ experiences in developing biodiversity businesses as part of their conservation programmes... The ‘Lessons learned from building biodiversity business for conservation’ report is one of the outputs of the project. This report captures common challenges and lessons learned from the experiences of 40 IUCN members involved in different stages and forms in the development of biodiversity businesses. This exercise was considered important to enable cross-learning between organisations developing biodiversity businesses as well as for understanding the threats and opportunities of using business as a conservation tool. Lessons learned from building biodiversity business for conservation - Maria Ana Borges, Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 2009 [Published: 2009]
Case Studies, Global
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This Biodiversity Finance Compendium is meant to facilitate the discussions on and practical implementation of biodiversity financing mechanisms and instruments...  The information presented in the Compendium builds on the experience gained so far in the framework of the European Biodiversity Resourcing Initiative and related activities and projects.  European Biodiversity Finance Compendium - Vineta Goba, Yuca Waarts, ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Finance, Europe
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This report is the fruit of collaboration between IUCN and Shell International Limited, which aim to identify potential market-based mechanisms and new business opportunities to conserve biodiversity. It represents the results of consultation with more than 60 organisations, including commercial banks and insurance companies, private foundations, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, NGOs, think-tanks, academics and investment fund managers. Building Biodiversity Business- Bishop, J., Kapila, S., Hicks, F., Mitchell, P. and Vorhies, F., Shell International Limited and the International Union for Conservation of Nature: London, UK, and Gland, Switzerland, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Global
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The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards were created to foster the development and marketing of projects that deliver credible and significant climate, community and biodiversity benefits in an integrated, sustainable manner. Projects that meet the Standards adopt best practices to deliver robust and credible greenhouse gas reductions while also delivering net positive benefits to local communities and biodiversity. Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards - Charles Ehrhart et al, The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, December 2008 [Published: 2008]
Guidelines, Global
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