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IUCN publishes new Red List guidelines for business

kihansi-spray-frog-squareThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of species. It is a key dataset for informing business decisions and reporting, related to biodiversity management. IUCN has recently published guidelines to help businesses get the best from this valuable resource.

Written by TBC, the new guidelines encourage greater engagement by industry with the Red List and aim to improve business decision-making around biodiversity and ecosystem services risks and opportunities. The guidelines are freely from IUCN’s website.

Hydropower: applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks

hydro-front-coverTBC’s latest Industry Briefing Note explores how the mitigation hierarchy can be used to manage the biodiversity challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower projects.

Hydropower is a key component of the global low-carbon energy mix. Many projects are under development and huge potential remains to be developed worldwide. However, alongside this potential, there are significant biodiversity risks, with material consequences for projects.