EKLIPSE PR 03b/2016: How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?
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This form is to review the report EKLIPSE PR 03b/2016: "How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?" (Draft) - Prepared by the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on how businesses can improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity.

Background:

Following the method protocol, the EKLIPSE Business Expert Working Group has now drafted their work: a report on regulatory tools to improve biodiversity outcomes of small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector. This report seeks to develop recommendations to find out which approaches European regulatory agencies could use when working with small and medium sized businesses in the food sector on the topic of biodiversity.

The draft report can be found on the EKLIPSE website and is open for consultation and review until 3 pm CEST, May 11th. The final editing and formatting of in-text references and the reference list will be undertaken after the report’s review. Also please note that this document reflects the results of a quick scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature, quantitative comparative analysis, expert consultation, and Bayesian decision analysis and is by no means comprehensive. It intends to cast an eye on the existing knowledge related to the approaches that environmental regulators use and could use to support businesses improving their outcomes for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe. It is not intended for circulation; the final report will be made publicly available on the EKLIPSE website in June 2019. EKLIPSE is committed to ensuring the usability of all its products and is therefore organizing an open review process of this draft report engaging a range of stakeholders.

Thank you very much for your willingness to participate in this extended peer-review. This is an essential and critical phase to ensure the usability of the developed framework.

Before starting the review process, please read the following instructions:
1) The text will be language edited by a professional editor once the review is completed, so please do not worry about clumsy wording or typos, only indicate if there are problems of understanding.
2) The Review form is composed of 5 pages. On this first page, please fill in your name and email address. Please note that in case you want your review to stay anonymous, your name and email will only be communicated to the EKLIPSE Secretariat.
3) On Page 2, please find general questions on the report to help improve the usability of the report.
4) On Page 3, please add specific comments on the report, section by section. For example, on the title, on the knowledge synthesis framework and methodology, on results, etc.
5) On Page 4, please comment on Appendix 1, 2 and 3.
6) On Page 5, you can add any further comments or general appreciation.
7) PLEASE note that by submitting your review, you will still be able to edit your responses and this until the end of the review period (May 11th, 3 pm (CEST)). So if you are not finished with your review but would like to come back to it later, please click on “submit" your review (it is in a way a “save” button). You will then receive an email from Google Form with an edit link.

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