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.

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New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

GreenBiz

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion. 5 — the Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) Program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. Luxury meets biodiversity: Kering.

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.

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.

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.

Humanity at crossroads, biodiversity report cards warn

Eco-Business

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

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.

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

How using biodiversity indicators can improve conservation effectiveness

GreenBiz

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

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.

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

Eco-Business

While banks in Southeast Asia have made some progress on sustainable finance, their portfolios are still vulnerable to deforestation and biodiversity risks, a report from WWF has found

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

How can the BRI better protect biodiversity?

Eco-Business

With research showing the impact of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, experts call for the protection of ecosystems to be taken into account during BRI planning

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Asian development banks are most exposed to biodiversity risks

Eco-Business

Banks depend on vulnerable ecosystems that their lending is putting at increased risk, finds new study

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

200 of world's largest corporations commit to net zero emissions by 2050, reverse biodiversity loss and fight inequality

Eco-Business

The conditions for membership include policies on biodiversity, human rights, and diversity to mark the 25th anniversary of WBCSD, whose 200 members include Shell, Dupont, DBS Bank, Petronas, Ayala, PepsiCo and Philip Morris

At the Crossroads: Envisioning the Future of Global Biodiversity Policy

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the so-called Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Policymakers, scientists, and country negotiators are now preparing for the next generation of biodiversity goals for… Ten years later, none of the twenty targets has been fully reached and only six have been partially achieved.

The financial sector’s gain must not be biodiversity’s loss

Eco-Business

When it comes to biodiversity and natural capital more broadly, most investors still behave as if these assets were unlimited and the services they provide were free.

We can escape “the era of pandemics” says biodiversity expert group, but it will require transformation

Envirotec Magazine

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world. The same human activities that drive climate change and biodiversity loss also drive pandemic risk through their impacts on our environment.

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

Boris Johnson commits £3bn climate finance to safeguard global biodiversity

Business Green

The multi-billion pound commitment aims to accelerate efforts to protect biodiversity-rich land and ocean ecosystems, helping shift to a more sustainable food system and supporting the livelihoods of the world's poorest, the PM will say at a virtual summit this afternoon.

Improved sewage treatment has increased river biodiversity over past 30 years, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Improvements in wastewater treatment in the UK over the past 30 years are linked to improvements in river biodiversity, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The findings, published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry , echo other research which indicates there has been an increase in the biodiversity of many rivers across the UK. The River Ray at Rivermead, Swindon (photo credit: Jo Sayers).

Boris Johnson unveils £3bn climate finance push to help safeguard global biodiversity

Business Green

The £3bn funding boost aims to accelerate efforts to protect biodiversity rich land and ocean ecosystems, shift to a more sustainable food system, and support livelihoods in the world's poorest communities, Johnson will say.

Towards a global biodiversity accord

Eco-Business

The need for stronger conservation policies has yet to take hold, putting the world's ecosystems increasingly at risk