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Event Rescheduled: Webseminar Certification and Biodiversity

A webcast that explores improvements in the effectiveness of certification schemes on biodiversity and the possible roles of different players.

rescheduled to 15 February 2012 14:00-16:00

The Dutch Government Biodiversity Programme is pleased to invite you for the presentation of the key findings of the report ‘Certification and  Biodiversity: exploring improvements in the effectiveness of certification schemes on biodiversity’.

This report is the result of a research and consultation process commissioned to KPMG by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Agentschap-NL on behalf of the Dutch Government Biodiversity Programme. This will be a web-based event, moderated by KPMG Associate Director, Jerwin Tholen.

The web-cast will be held on Wednesday, 15th of February 2012, from 14:00 CET to 16:00 CET. We kindly ask you to RSVP before Monday, 13th of February. Please spread the message!


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Period 15/02/2012
Event location Internet
Host KPMG & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Contact person Karine Basso
Email address: nl-fmcertificationforb@kpmg.nl
Theme(s) Ecosystems , Others
Target group(s) Adults

Dear invitee,

The Dutch Government Biodiversity Programme is pleased to invite you for the presentation of the key findings of the report ‘Certification and  Biodiversity: exploring improvements in the effectiveness of certification schemes on biodiversity’. This report is the result of a research and consultation process commissioned to KPMG by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Agentschap-NL on behalf of the Dutch Government Biodiversity Programme.

The presentation will focus on the key findings of this study related to:

  • The need for a better understanding of the effectiveness of certification regarding biodiversity conservation;
  • The implications of market developments for sustainable commodities;
  • The main trends in sustainability management, biodiversity and certification that influence this debate;
  • The roles that the government, the business community, certification schemes and NGOs could play in order to contribute to the effectiveness of certification schemes on biodiversity.

This will be a web-based event, moderated by KPMG Associate Director, Jerwin Tholen, on Wednesday, 15th of February 2012 at 14:00 CET. In advance of the event you will receive the weblink to enter the event accompanied by instructions. 

The report can be downloaded through the following path: Certification and Biodiversity Report

It will be an interactive event where participants can pose questions and trigger discussion on specific points.

We would also like to welcome any comments you might have prior to this meeting. Please send an e-mail to Karine Basso with your ideas.

When: The web-cast will be held on Thursday, 2nd of February 2012, from 14:00 CET to 16:00 CET. The time was chosen in order to facilitate the participation of invitees from different time zones.

Registration: We kindly ask you to RSVP before Monday, 13th of February. We would also like to encourage you to forward the invitation to any of your contacts that might be interested and involved with biodiversity and certification.

 We look forward to having you with us for this discussion.

Kind regards,

Omer van Renterghem

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Dutch Government Biodiversity Programme

This programme is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture &  Innovation and the Ministry  of Infrastructure & Environment .