Two new members join the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

This news item relates to the EFI-led initiative which ran from 2020 to September 2023

The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is pleased to announce that two new organisations have joined its work to place nature and people at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy.

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international non-governmental organization with the vision of enabling a world where wildlife thrives. ZSL delivers innovative conservation in the UK and around the world, driven by science and supported by its zoos. They provide scientific expertise on monitoring habitat change at scale, human wildlife co-existence, wildlife health and species recovery.

Palladium is a global impact firm operating in over 90 countries. Palladium works with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges, including tackling the climate crisis through projects that invest in forests and sustainable land use, facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue, and reimagine value chains on behalf of their clients.

CBA Chair Marc Palahi said:

“The CBA was established in 2020 by His Majesty King Charles III (formerly His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales) to connect the dots between investors, companies, scientists and local communities to advance the circular bioeconomy while restoring landscapes globally. I welcome the two new members, who will advance science-based action on the ground.”

ZSL Director General Matthew Gould said:

ZSL is excited about joining the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance. We are committed to building a world in which wildlife can thrive alongside people. So we are absolutely aligned with the Alliance’s vision.  We are looking forward to working with the Alliance and its members to drive sustainable and nature-positive business.”

Palladium CEO Christopher Hirst said:

“Joining the CBA gives Palladium the opportunity to bring our experience to this global alliance. The most prominent multinationals and advanced investors want to support business models that protect and restore nature, and we’re proud to be able to continue this work alongside the CBA’s impressive and growing network.”

Circular Bioeconomy Alliance activities include its global network of Living Labs for Nature, People and Planet, which are the start of a journey towards sustainable and resilient communities and landscapes. The Living Labs use nature-based landscape restoration projects as the starting point to catalyse the development of circular bioeconomy value chains while restoring biodiversity, mitigating and adapting to climate change and enhancing local livelihoods.

More information

The Alliance is facilitated by a Secretariat hosted by the European Forest Institute.

For more information please contact: Yitagesu Tekle, CBA Coordinator (firstname.lastname @ efi.int)

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