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?

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.

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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.

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). 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.

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. Is there enough land for every carbon intensive industry that wants to invest in nature-based solutions to offset its on-going emissions? Biodiverse systems are being broken and we will all reap the consequences.

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.

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.

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.

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.

World gets F on Aichi biodiversity report card

AGreenLiving

In 2010, representatives from 194 countries met in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and agreed on 20 biodiversity targets to reach in the next decade. A new UN report details progress made on what are called the Aichi biodiversity targets. Related: Naturalis Biodiversity Center reopens with a sustainable, future-proof renovation Progress looks modest when faced with the 20 ambitious targets. Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Via Earth.org Image via Wendy Cover/NOAA.

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.

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.". The fund is aiming to restore one million hectares of degraded ecosystems, capture 15 to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, and generate hundreds of job opportunities by the end of the decade, the company said.

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.

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. That is the conclusion of two major new reports from responsible investment campaign group ShareAction, which today reveal how none of the world's 75 largest asset managers has a dedicated policy on biodiversity, while 39 per cent still make no mention of climate change in their investment policies.

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. We need to learn how to reduce our carbon footprints both individually and globally, and that takes time and experimentation. What is a carbon offset? Carbon offset companies work just like this, but on a larger scale. The post What are carbon offsets?

Biodiversity will be 2020's crisis subject

Business Green

Focusing on the low-carbon transition alone is no longer enough. In 2020, business leaders should be developing robust strategies that to embed nature protection into their firm's operations, writes CISL's Gemma Cranston.

Regenerative Agriculture: Agricultural Revolution or Carbon Pricing Capitalism?

CleanTech Group

The aim is to use farming practices that increase soil health through increased biodiversity, water retention, topsoil protection, and other farming process improvements. One key measure of healthy soil is carbon content. Therefore, a working carbon market for agricultural sequestration of carbon is a powerful […]. Regenerative agriculture is about improving soil through better farm practices.

Velux pledges to become 'lifetime carbon neutral' by 2041 centenary

Business Green

New 20-year partnership with WWF aims to help roof window specialist offset 100 years of carbon emissions through global reforestation and afforestation projects. million tonnes of carbon dioxide - by investing in forest and biodiversity projects developed for Velux by WWF.

How do we avert global warming and pandemics? New app has answers

Eco-Business

A new online platform shows where best to protect land in order to safeguard biodiversity and stem carbon emissions

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

AGreenLiving

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change Alex Thornton Fri, 08/07/2020 – 00:30 How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? 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.

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

AGreenLiving

After nearly a year of renovations, the Netherlands’ 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. The complex also better accommodates more than 200 researchers who aim to contribute solutions to global issues such as climate change, the decline of biodiversity and food supply challenges.

Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

The City Fix

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Carbon negative: Brewdog makes it a double (offset)

Business Green

Pioneering beer company confirms it has secured 'carbon negative' status as it steps up efforts to slash emissions and plant new Brewdog forest. So happy that @BrewDog is now carbon negative. This means we take twice the carbon out of the air each year that we emit.

Winemaker Accolade raises glass to newly carbon neutral range

Business Green

Company behind Hardy's and Echo Falls says its core range has been certified as carbon neutral. The company behind bestselling wine brands Kumala, Hardys, and Echo Falls has announced that its core range has now been certified carbon neutral.

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

AGreenLiving

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity Heather Clancy Fri, 06/12/2020 – 02:15 Week in Review Stories discussed this week. 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. See original here: Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity.

Land managers offered guaranteed income for tree planting after third auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee is announced

Envirotec Magazine

Scheme gives land managers the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government at a guaranteed price protected against inflation. Farmers and land managers across England are encouraged to apply for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme by 11 October, ahead of the next auction which will take place online between 26 October to 1 November. per woodland carbon unit.

Business in the Age of Mass Extinction

Andrew Winston

This was a frankly scary report from the UN about how humanity is destroying biodiversity. Besides some increase in agricultural and forestry production, most natural systems that support us — like rich soil carbon and pollinator health (i.e., Rather than fully tackle the nature of biodiversity, I’ll just refer to a good explainer here and say this: we humans are part of a web of life and everything that goes into the economy comes from that web and other natural resources.

Business in the Age of Mass Extinction

Andrew Winston

This was a frankly scary report from the UN about how humanity is destroying biodiversity. Besides some increase in agricultural and forestry production, most natural systems that support us — like rich soil carbon and pollinator health (i.e., Rather than fully tackle the nature of biodiversity, I’ll just refer to a good explainer here and say this: we humans are part of a web of life and everything that goes into the economy comes from that web and other natural resources.

Carbon charging is a huge cost opportunity for UK agriculture

Business Green

Farmer Martin Lines, chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, puts forward the case for a robust payment framework to incentivise carbon sequestration in UK agriculture. These changes have reduced costs and his carbon footprint by 10 per cent less per year.

Quorn introduces carbon footprint labeling

AGreenLiving

is now leveraging carbon labeling on more than half its product line. Carbon labeling delineates where greenhouse gas emissions are associated with production, manufacture, distribution and transport of a particular consumer product as it is brought to market.

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Indigenous lives matter: Reflections from an encounter with Borneo's forest defenders

Eco-Business

Communities in Sarawak are in a David and Goliath battle to safeguard some of the richest carbon and biodiversity stocks left on the planet

Google redefines what it means to be ‘100% renewable’

AGreenLiving

The company’s new carbon-intelligent software can switch loads between its data centers depending on the availability of clean power. Original post: Google redefines what it means to be ‘100% renewable’ Business Green availability biodiversity clean-power- data centers energy & climate google how-corporate kinsey-partner new-carbon-intelligent partner pinner podcast power points

Woodland carbon guarantee: Latest £10m tree planting auction set for autumn

Business Green

First announced last November , the "pioneering" £50m Woodland Carbon Guarantee offers long-term payments for the amount of carbon a new woodland can store, in a bid to provide an additional stream of income for farmers and land managers.

Building Over Bluebells

Fairsnape

This is of course against backdrop of the UN biodiversity assessment that we will lose 1 million species over the next decade, due to amongst other factors, land development, and against the grain of the current biodiversity net-gain initiatives , and the signing of climate emergency declarations such as architects declaration that includes recognition of a biodiversity emergency. Image Source.

Climate Crisis, Global Warming, Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste: Meaningful Buzzwords or Passing Fads?

Green Business Bureau

Terms such as climate change, climate crisis, carbon neutral, negative emissions, etc. Environmental Sustainability – In a truly sustainable environment, an ecosystem would maintain populations, biodiversity, and overall corporate and production functionality over an extended period of time. Climate Emergency – There is no single definition of what that means but many local areas say they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Carbon Neutral vs. Zero Carbon – 1.5