Husqvarna establish biodiversity advisory group

Husqvarna Group have announced that they are assembling a team of experts for their newly formed Husqvarna International Biodiversity Advisory Board.

The manufacturer says this panel of senior academic representatives will serve as their " . .guiding force in the realms of market and product development, aligning with the COP 15 commitment to safeguard and restore biodiversity by 2030."

At COP 15 in 2022, global leaders committed to taking "urgent action" to "halt and reverse biodiversity loss" by the end of the decade by protecting 30% of the planet and restoring 30% of ecosystems. Husqvarna say their Advisory Board aims to exchange knowledge and pinpoint opportunities that allow customers to make informed decisions regarding biodiversity. The Board will play a role in validating some of the current and forthcoming products and services from Husqvarna.

"The Husqvarna International Biodiversity Advisory Board will function as a guiding light and give direction to our future initiatives. We feel honored to have these distinguished experts as support in our continued journey," said Jonas Willaredt, vice president of sustainability affairs at Husqvarna Forest & Garden.

Members of Husqvarna International Biodiversity Advisory Board:

Chairman Thomas Elmqvist, PhD, professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. His research is mainly focused on urbanisation, urban biodiversity, and ecosystem services.

Sandra Lavorel, functional ecologist at the French CNRS with 20 years’ experience in interdisciplinary research on global change, ecosystem services and sustainability, at scales ranging from local to regional and global.

Dr. Steven Handel, Distinguished Professor of Ecology Emeritus at Rutgers University, and formerly Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, studies the restoration ecology of urban habitats. 

Cecilia Polacow Herzog, urban landscape planner, professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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