Improving Biodiversity and Communities With Net-Zero Goals

GreenBiz

Improving Biodiversity and Communities With Net-Zero Goals. Join GreenBiz and SilviaTerra co-founder and CEO Zack Parisa for a discussion about the correlation between climate change, biodiversity, and community. Date/Time: May 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

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.

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PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

GreenBiz

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar. But bare ground or turfgrass on solar facilities can contribute to the widespread decline in biodiversity, causing new challenges to the sustainability of ecosystems and agriculture.

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.

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Meanwhile the hidden crisis of biodiversity loss continues with the loss of forests to land clearance, exacerbated by the recent fires. The group highlights priorities that should inform both the UN Glasgow Climate Summit and the Biodiversity Summit in China this autumn.

If we lose biodiversity, we will not address climate change or hunger, warns report

Envirotec Magazine

If we continue to lose biodiversity, the world’s most vulnerable people will not be able to adapt to climate change nor sustainably produce food, according to a report released on 7 October by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). million tons of carbon dioxide. “If

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

GreenBiz

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. How on-demand delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food. Funding biodiversity (31:14). Biodiversity. Heather Clancy. Fri, 06/12/2020 - 02:15. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week.

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.

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Meanwhile the hidden crisis of biodiversity loss continues with the loss of forests to land clearance, exacerbated by the recent fires. The group highlights priorities that should inform both the UN Glasgow Climate Summit and the Biodiversity Summit in China this autumn.

Going Low-Carbon Can Help Brazil Build Back Better

The City Fix

Brazil faces a fundamental choice of how to address the convergence of multiple crises it is now seeing: health, economic and environmental. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and multiplied the risks and weaknesses in our societies and economies, disproportionately impacting poor.

Coastal carbon capture and biodiversity projects secure £9.2m marine research funding

Business Green

Potential of mangoves and seagrass to capture CO2 and support biodiversity to be explored as six marine and coastal projects secure backing from UK Research and Innovation.

£9.8 million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch

Envirotec Magazine

And they provide vital life-support services for all of us – including purifying drinking water, and storing carbon. million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch first appeared on Envirotec. A puffin on Skomer Island.

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential

GreenBiz

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential. Achieving this not only will require reducing existing emissions, but also removing carbon dioxide already in the air. Another proposed approach is large-scale seaweed cultivation , as seaweed captures carbon through photosynthesis.

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Why saving peatlands can help stabilize the climate

GreenBiz

Peatlands make up 3 percent of the earth’s landscape, yet absorb large amounts of carbon and harbor surprising biodiversity

Biodiversity 3.0: Natural England unveils new metric to help deliver biodiversity net gain

Business Green

New tools aim to make it easier for developers to deliver overall improvements in biodiversity to compensate for their direct impacts on nature. As such, the new Biodiversity Metric 3.0 The government said the new Biodiversity Metric 3.0

Global Briefing: Colombia to host pre-COP biodiversity summit

Business Green

Colombia to host hybrid Biodiversity PreCOP. The court documents allege that the company's claims in its 2020 annual report that natural gas is a "clean fuel" is misleading, given natural gas involves the release of "significant quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere".

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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet?

GreenBiz

Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Carbon Removal farmers Policy & Politics Regenerative Agriculture

New Technologies, Data and Markets to Accelerate Improvements in Forest Carbon Credits

GreenBiz

New Technologies, Data and Markets to Accelerate Improvements in Forest Carbon Credits. With a steady parade of corporate carbon net-zero pledges released in 2020 and even more coming in 2021, there is an enormous demand for forest carbon credits. Food and Carbon Analyst.

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.

The Brief: Financing biodiversity, halving food waste, capturing carbon, wetlands in Indonesia, dental care in Vietnam, snacks in Bangladesh

Impact Alpha

Featured: Biodiversity is the new climate change. The post The Brief: Financing biodiversity, halving food waste, capturing carbon, wetlands in Indonesia, dental care in Vietnam, snacks in Bangladesh appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects?

GreenBiz

Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects? Ugbaad Kozar, senior policy advisor at Carbon180, discussed these disparities and the power imbalance associated with carbon removal measures. Carbon Removal.

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Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity

AGreenLiving

Original post: Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity. Business Green biodiversity carbon removal emissions farms-and forests from-the-way future manage-ourWhat’s at stake: the future of farming.

Cost of biodiversity action will double if delayed until 2030, researchers warn

Business Green

Putting off action to protect biodiversity will double the cost and result in the extinction of many more species when compared to acting now to curb global impacts, according to sobering findings published by Vivid Economics and the Natural History Museum this morning.

World Economic Forum: “Investing less than 1% of world GDP into nature-based solutions can tackle climate change and biodiversity crisis”

Envirotec Magazine

trillion in nature is required over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the WEF’s “State of Finance for Nature” report released on 27 May.

Continuum Ag: Helping Farmers Sequester Carbon in Soil

Clean Energy Trust

Here’s why Clean Energy Trust is excited about our investment in Continuum Ag , an Iowa-based startup run by farmers, for farmers, to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices that improve sustainability, increase profits, and sequester carbon in the soil.

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Boris Johnson joins businesses in urging G7 for climate and biodiversity focus

Business Green

CBI chief says it is 'not acceptable' for businesses to sit on the sidelines amid 'seismic' challenges from climate change, biodiversity loss and Covid-19.

The Fashion Pact launches new push to help curb industry's impact on biodiversity

Business Green

Grant from Global Environmental Facility will support programme of work designed to reduce fashion sector’s contribution to biodiversity loss.

Global Briefing: In-person COP15 biodiversity talks braced for delay to 2022

Business Green

Plus all the top green business news from around the world this week, including EU's carbon border row with China, and fresh climate goals from Israel and Indonesia. China argues EU's carbon border tax violates WTO rules.

Coronavirus: L'Oréal unveils €100m biodiversity and circular economy plan

Business Green

We therefore wish to reaffirm our commitment to the environment and to the preservation of biodiversity, and to help mitigate the social crisis for women.".

On Carbon … Planes, Homes and Emails

Fairsnape

Yet carbon is not the only issue for the airlines, it is socially unjust (with only some 15% of the population flying regularly) and the other greenhouse gasses such as NOx do damage to health and environment at point of emission – something that cannot be offset.

Carbon: That was then, This is now

Fairsnape

The biggest contribution we can make to the climate crisis is to urgently deliver buildings that are carbon sinks. The plethora of climate, carbon and biodiversity targets, visions and reports within, and beyond, the built environment, may seem to cause confusion, but there is a core, science based purpose. Our last 30 or 40 years of sustainability reports and events on why we need to understand and monitor carbon hasn’t shifted the sustainability needle.

What are carbon offsets?

Rinexii

People have gone to huge lengths to try and lower their carbon footprint, from giving up traditional comforts and literally going to live in a cave , to making drastic lifestyle changes in order to live zero waste. What is a carbon offset? Not all carbon offsets are created equal.

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".

Housebuilders heart hedgehogs: Taylor Wimpey debuts new environmental strategy, as industry publishes biodiversity guide

Business Green

The strategy, titled 'Building a Better World', sets a series of targets to curb its direct environmental impacts, alongside specific pledges to enhance nature on new developments, achieve science-based carbon reduction goals,;and make it easier for customers to live in a more sustainable way.

Asset managers accused of 'blind spot' over biodiversity risk and climate crisis

Business Green

Report from ShareAction finds that none of the world's 75 largest asset managers have a dedicated biodiversity policy, while many are still underplaying climate risks. Similarly, only a third identify any positive and negative impacts for their investments that relate to biodiversity.

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency commitment, expectations and actions: the new bidding and procurement criteria?

Fairsnape

Are commitments and actions towards Climate and Biodiversity becoming procurement criteria for consultants, designers, contractors and building product manufacturers, and criteria for selecting which contracts to bid? Sharing knowledge on open source basis Evaluate all new projects against (climate declaration) Going beyond net zero carbon Collaborate (on climate / biodiversity emergencies) Shift to low embodied carbon materials in all work.

From strong signals to meaningful action on nature and biodiversity

Business Green

65 leaders - including from Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, the UK and the EU - endorsed a Leaders' Pledge for Nature - which aims to turn the tide o n nature and biodiversity loss and instead place it on a path to recovery by 2030. As the recent Global Biodiversity Outlook conced e s, not a single one of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets that were adopted a decade ago by heads of state ha ve been fully met. By Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business for Nature.

Biodiverse green roof wins Grands Prix du Design award for MYTO Design

AGreenLiving

Atop a luxury home in Westmount, Montréal, MYTO Design d’espaces vivants created a biodiverse green rooftop dedicated to wellness. Related: Modular home in Delft boasts low-carbon timber build and a green roof Lucky visitors to this sensory green roof can relax on custom ipe wood planters and comfortable seating to enjoy a spectacular view of Montreal’s downtown, framed by local wildflowers in pinks, purples and blues.

What’s the difference between net-zero and carbon-neutral policies?

Renewable Energy World

As understanding of the climate crisis increases and the harm to ourselves, the environment, business, industry, and the economy that will follow, so a desire to not only reduce carbon but to be seen reducing carbon increases. This requires an initial carbon footprint measurement.

Carbon Farming—What is it and what does it mean for global sustainability efforts?

Planet Pulse

Can carbon farming provide a sustainable way to make agriculture truly green? Regenerative agricultural practices, also known as carbon farming, cover a variety of agricultural methods aimed at carbon sequestration, which is the capture of atmospheric carbon dioxide into soil. .

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ENCORE: UN launches new tool to help banks and investors gauge their exposure to biodiversity destruction

Business Green

The free-to-use module has been designed to help financial institutions understand and curb the biodiversity risk of their mining and agriculture portfolios, the NCFA said. Financial institutions are increasingly aware that biodiversity loss is an urgent issue they must tackle," she said.

Green-roofed CABI HQ champions biodiversity and energy efficiency

AGreenLiving

The low-carbon building’s curved rooflines are topped with green roofs that help blend the headquarters into the landscape and promote biodiversity. Green-roofed CABI HQ champions biodiversity and energy efficiency.

Carbon pricing currently too low for a just transition to net-zero, says climate advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

A new paper from an independent group of climate experts emphasises “the critical importance of a comprehensive financial and regulatory ecosystem incentivising emissions reduction and removal, supported by a properly functioning carbon price.”