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.

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.

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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.

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.

How using biodiversity indicators can improve conservation effectiveness

GreenBiz

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 269

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 pandemics

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Can Indonesia build a ‘green’ capital in a biodiversity hotspot?

Eco-Business

The government is talking the eco talk, but given its history of damaging megaprojects, deforestation and new coal power are real risks

Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life

AGreenLiving

Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. Original post: Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life.

Biodiversity loss - why your investment portfolio is at risk

Eco-Business

Biodiversity loss is a global risk to the economy and society. Many questions are being raised about its connection with the current Covid-19 crisis. Ecosystem services are worth US$ 125-140 trillion per year - more than 1.5 times of global GDP

Humanity’s greatest threat: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food and water crises

Envirotec Magazine

Four of them — climate change, extreme weather, biodiversity loss, and water crises — were also deemed by scientists as most likely to occur. Survey reveals common concern of global scientists and linkages between crises.

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 River Ray at Rivermead, Swindon (photo credit: Jo Sayers).

How can businesses address biodiversity loss? Start by being less bad for nature

Eco-Business

Companies should examine ways to make production chains more friendly to biodiversity, said eminent scientist Sandra Diaz Cosmetics firms can look at reducing palm oil use, while wineries can cut chemicals to help animal pollinators.

Event - World Biodiversity Forum 2020

Green Market Oracle

The World Biodiversity Forum 2020 will take place February 23 - 29 at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. With this, it aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors.

Insect decline more extensive than suspected, says large-scale biodiversity study

Envirotec Magazine

Causes of insect decline and biodiversity loss to be found at the landscape level. In a large-scale biodiversity study, an international research team headed by scientists at TUM surveyed a large number of insect groups in Brandenburg, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg between 2008 and 2017.

Native species or invasive? The distinction blurs as the world warms

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Agriculture Animal Welfare Land useWith species on the move as the climate changes, a growing number of scientists say that efforts must be made to help migrating species adapt to their new habitats.

The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Conservation Natural Capital Risk & Resilience RiskOver $44 trillion of economic value generation, more than half the world’s total GDP, is moderately or highly dependent on nature.

Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Food & Agriculture Ecosystem ServicesThe U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure.

Safeguarding biodiversity is not just an environmentalist issue

Eco-Business

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity must bring together not just environmentalists, but also officials with the clout to effect change across entire economies

UNEP calls on finance sector to boost biodiversity ambition and engagement

Business Green

The brewing industry is among the nine critical sectors identified in a report published today by UNEP and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance that highlights need for banks, investors and insurers to set firm targets to reduce biodiversity loss.

Online Green Economics Conference: Survival Solutions for Crises (Climate, Economy and Biodiversity Loss)

Green Market Oracle

The the 15th annual Green Economics Conference is titled " Survival Solutions for the Crises: Climate, Economy and Biodiversity Loss " will take place on the zoom platform. This free online event will take place on July 24th-26th, 2020.

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

AGreenLiving

Companies need biodiversity. More: Biodiversity and business: 4 things you need to know for 2020. Business Eco Green adapted-from biodiversity driving change food-systems need-biodiversity- tortured-love transportMost are just recognizing that.