The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative can make a difference in operating practices ///

Biodiversity is fundamental to human welfare and economic development. The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI) resulted from the need for energy companies to plan and formalize best E&P practices in areas recognized for their rich biodiversity. After more than a year of discussion with Conservation International and others, 10 companies and organizations met in January 2001 to map out a work plan with some specifics. Four working groups were established: The Business Case, Biodiversity Conservation Practices, Site Selection, and Indicators.

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