The Global Biodiversity Crisis Just Got Personal

CleanTechnica

This post offers some wonderful short films embedded in the tweets regarding biodiversity. One is never too young to grasp biodiversity. It is time to educate your children about the importance, the critical, wonderful, importance of biodiversity. Health Policy & Politics Research Science Biodiversity Biodiversity Crisis biodiversity loss coronavirus coronaviruses COVID-19 endangered species pandemics zoonotic virus

Audi?s New ?Mission:Zero? ? Protecting Natural Habitats & Biodiversity

CleanTechnica

Audi has been a member of the "Biodiversity in Good Company" initiative for a solid 5 years. In honor of that, Volkswagen Group has shared numerous projects to preserve biodiversity that have been implemented at Audi sites. Cars Clean Transport Climate Change Green Economy Health Manufacturing audi Biodiversity Biodiversity Crisis biodiversity loss ecosystems Europe Germany nature UN UN Decade of Biodiversity

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Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life

GreenBiz

Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Two Steps ForwardIt would make much more sense to keep it front and center.

Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Climate Change Food & AgricultureWhat’s at stake: the future of farming.

Microsoft is building a ‘Planetary Computer’ to protect biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity COVID-19 Data Practical Magic TechnologyIt’s all about collecting and connecting data, which is part of the software giant’s DNA.

Biodiversity and business: 4 things you need to know for 2020

GreenBiz

Companies need biodiversity. Biodiversity Food SystemsMost are just recognizing that.

Humanity at crossroads, biodiversity report cards warn

Eco-Business

Biodiversity loss can be reversed with increased conservation and sustainable production, argues a new study

Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Advanced Materials Biomaterials CleantechThough scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature

Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities

GreenBiz

Biodiversity COVID-19 Podcast GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy.

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

GreenBiz

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change. The result, according to the method’s proponents , is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more carbon dioxide. They act as oases for biodiversity, supporting up to 20 times as many species as non-native, managed forests. Urban forests bring many benefits to communities beyond their impact on biodiversity.

Episode 190: Ambition, angst and action at Climate Week, Danone CEO prioritizes biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Conferences farmers Food & Agriculture Podcast GreenBiz 350 PodcastTune in for a recap of news and conversations during more than 300 events linked to the UN General Assembly. Plus inside PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Program and a peek into Engie Impact.

How using biodiversity indicators can improve conservation effectiveness

GreenBiz

Data can help companies make decisions about their conservation initiatives — and improve outcomes. Conservation

Naturalis Biodiversity Center reopens with a sustainable, future-proof renovation

Inhabitat - Innovation

After nearly a year of renovations, the Netherland’s prized Naturalis Biodiversity Center — a museum and research center with one of the largest natural history collections in the world — has just reopened to the public

Breaking: Biodiversity

Business Green

Would that the same could be said of global biodiversity - or the living natural world to give it its more evocative name and rid it of the emotional distancing that accompanies the dry scientific terminology. Efforts to tackle biodiversity loss enjoy no such luck. We are a long way from tackling the biodiversity crisis and it is clear there is no quick fix available. Biodiverse systems are being broken and we will all reap the consequences.

Biodiversity summit aims to increase urgency and financing to avert ecosystem collapse

Impact Alpha

Biodiversity experts are ringing the alarm bells. Human activity has altered nearly three-quarters of all land, The post Biodiversity summit aims to increase urgency and financing to avert ecosystem collapse appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Oct.

Google Buying Subsidy-Free Solar Power In Denmark

CleanTechnica

Clean Power Grid Grid Parity Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Better Energy Biodiversity Crisis Denmark Google Google carbon footprint Google Denmark google renewable energy Google solar energy NæstvedAs I've been writing recently, solar power prices just keep on dropping. How much?

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity

GreenBiz

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. Funding biodiversity (31:14). William Ginn, author of the new book " Valuing Nature ," talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. Biodiversity. Heather Clancy. Fri, 06/12/2020 - 02:15. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week. Leading the sustainability transformation.

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy

GreenBiz

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy. Esri and the science of corporate biodiversity (20:45). Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:21. Week in Review. Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:35. AB InBev VP: Our quest for "agile" sustainable development continues. L et's get together: Intel's 2030 commitments include "shared" climate and social goals. How coronavirus will affect 4 key environmental issues. Features.

Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation

GreenBiz

Biodiversity is fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet, but biodiversity loss and species extinction is currently happening at an alarming rate. According to a draft plan from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, world leaders must enact protections for at least 30 percent of the world's land and oceans in the next decade to protect current biodiversity levels and avert the extinction of many species.

Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

CleanTechnica

It seems like a lifetime ago when at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, I watched more than 100 heads of state and government queue to sign the original documents of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Convention and Agenda 21.

COP 185

On our watch… biodiversity breakdown

Fairsnape

Although over recent years in the built environment, ‘on our watch’, we have been discussing and to varying degree implementing biodiversity net gain, biodiversity units, action plans, habitat exchange, ecology of place, connectivity with nature and biophilic design.

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from

GreenBiz

As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business. Biodiversity Food & Agriculture

Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge

GreenBiz

BiodiversityThe novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.

The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here’s How We Save It

CleanTechnica

Health Research Science Water Biodiversity coronavirus COVID-19 marine biodiversity marine science MERS National Centers for Environmental Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean ocean genome pandemicsThe ocean plays a surprising role in fighting COVID-19. With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test.

Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

Low Impact

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. There’s also a lot of research on biodiversity loss and its links to economic growth.

As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Natural CapitalIt's no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished.

Can the private sector make it a super year for nature?

GreenBiz

Biodiversity crisis is gaining traction in the private sector but a big disparity still exists between knowledge and action on climate and biodiversity. Biodiversity Climate Change Agriculture Nature Based Solutions

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

GreenBiz

We need to do the same thing for biodiversity. Biodiversity Conservation Sustainable Development Goals / SDGsThe organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change.

Housing developers can play a major role in tackling the housing and biodiversity crisis, says consultancy

Envirotec Magazine

Developers must get their strategies right or risk costly delays as they struggle to meet biodiversity net gain requirements set out in the new Environment Bill. This is according to a new report from leading independent ecology consultancy Ecological Planning & Research Ltd (EPR), which outlines how developers can most effectively respond to the biodiversity net gain requirements set out in the emerging Environment Bill.

Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says

GreenBiz

Biodiversity ConservationLocal farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.

Indonesia approves coal road project through highly biodiverse forest

Eco-Business

Conservationists and indigenous communities have warned that the road could devastate the ecosystem, create more habitat fragmentation and facilitate further encroachment for logging, hunting and agriculture

Philippine community goes to court to stop coal plant in biodiversity haven

Eco-Business

The project has been delayed for eight years due to widespread community opposition, but construction may begin soon after the developer, DMCI Power Corporation, secured the necessary permits

Biodiversity recovery: Boris Johnson pledges to protect 30 per cent of UK land by 2030

Business Green

In plans set to be announced later today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge to protect 30 per cent of the UK's land by 2030 in a bid to put "nature and biodiversity on a road to recovery".