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 Forward

Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity

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

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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).

Biodiversity is the new climate change

Impact Alpha

The post Biodiversity is the new climate change appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate Finance Conservation SignalsImpactAlpha, Feb. 4 – Nature is an asset – and we are failing as asset managers. That was the stark message of a.

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.

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.

Seaweed: a model solution for fighting climate change, says group

Envirotec Magazine

A new paper published in Nature Sustainability presents seaweed as a model solution for tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, joblessness, hunger and environmental damage.

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.

Egyptian pavilion proposal for 2020 Venice Biennale targets climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

The pavilion concept addresses climate change and biodiversity risks

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).

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.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Until very recently, investor demands regarding environmental impact largely have focused on the climate crisis and greenhouse gas emissions. Biodiversity. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11.

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.

Climate change, deforestation lead to younger, shorter trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

Forest dynamics being disrupted like this spells trouble for ecosystem equilibrium and biodiversity Recently published research in Science magazine warns that older, taller trees are quickly becoming a thing of the past, consequently leaving forests in disarray.

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

UN outlines biodiversity plan to reverse climate change

Inhabitant

The plan will also protect at least 30% of the world's oceans and land to achieve significant climate crisis mitigation by 2030 The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (U.N. CBD) has set out a plan to reverse ecological destruction, cut down extinction rates and promote human coexistence with nature.

Tackling the impact of climate change on ancient woodland

Envirotec Magazine

Woodlands across the south of England were once highly biodiverse and dynamic, largely thanks to temperate conditions and reliable rainfall that typically supports varied insect life. This biodiversity, in turn, provides food for many larger species.

Symposium highlights impact of climate change on Antarctica

Envirotec Magazine

A group of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW), in New South Wales, will lead a symposium on the impact of climate change and other environmental challenges on Antarctica, and what can be done to preserve the continent’s biodiversity in response to these threats.

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

Envirotec Magazine

New study appears to find that a tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions is needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap. Biodiversity loss is already costing the global economy 10 percent of its output each year.

IoT project will assess impact of climate change on forests, and inform UK policymaking

Envirotec Magazine

A trial is underway in forests in Surrey and Northumberland to assess the potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor tree growth and the impacts of environmental change on the UK’s forests.

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Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy

GreenBiz

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy. L et's get together: Intel's 2030 commitments include "shared" climate and social goals. Esri and the science of corporate biodiversity (20:45). This is climate tech.

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity

GreenBiz

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity. In fact, three environmental issues — climate risks, water risks and biodiversity impacts — are poised to be in sharp focus this year for investors, and companies should prepare.

Investigation: How Pesticide Companies Are Marketing Themselves as a Solution to Climate Change

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 15 mins This article was published as part of the launch of DeSmog’s Agribusiness Database , where you can find a record of companies and organisations’ current messaging on climate change, lobbying around climate action, and histories of climate science denial.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $25M to Accelerate Satellite Technologies That Pinpoint Methane Emitters to Turbocharge Fight Against Climate Change

Planet Pulse

Investment will monitor, report, and verify collective climate actions in support of the Global Methane Pledge. Methane is a major contributor to climate change, and if we can’t measure it, we can’t manage it.

Want people to care about climate change? Skip the jargon.

Grist

This is hardly a new problem, but it’s yet another obstacle to getting people to care about climate change: Obscure words in articles about rising sea levels and supercharged weather could discourage people from wanting to learn more about a planetary crisis.

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

GreenBiz

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

Measuring the success of climate change adaptation and mitigation

Envirotec Magazine

Dr Mike Morecroft, Climate Change expert at Natural England, has been looking at how we evaluate and measure success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems, and is the lead author on a recent review into the issue, published in the journal Science on 13 December.

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

GreenBiz

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. Funding climate tech and entrepreneurs of color should go hand in hand. Funding biodiversity (31:14). Energy & Climate. Biodiversity. Climate Tech.

Daring Cities 2021: Going from Ambitious Climate Goals to Impactful, On-the-Ground Solutions

The City Fix

The need to set aggressive goals, backed by meaningful numbers, is an obvious starting point in the fight against climate change. It’s common knowledge that if global warming exceeds 1.5C, we face the prospect of everything from increasingly extreme weather.

50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

Here are fifty recently published books on the subjects of global warming, climate mitigation and social change. Climate impacts 2. Climate action 4. Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet, edited by Julie Dunlap and Susan A.

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.

UN outlines biodiversity plan to reverse climate change

AGreenLiving

The plan will also protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans and land to achieve significant climate crisis mitigation by 2030. “Change is coming,” van Havre said. I’m sure they’re going to raise some eyebrows as they present significant change, particularly in the agriculture.” Original post: UN outlines biodiversity plan to reverse climate change. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (U.N.

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

GreenBiz

With 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. Biodiversity Agriculture Animal Welfare Land use

ZSL urges leaders to tackle twin biodiversity and climate crises

Business Green

A new report finds that an integrated approach to tackling biodiversity and climate change could unlock more effective solutions the interlocking crises. The level of interconnectedness between the climate change and biodiversity crises is high and should not be underestimated.

G7 leaders commit to curb climate change, but fall short on coal

Inhabitant

On Sunday, G7 leaders committed to take action against global warming and to protect biodiversity, but they failed to set a date to stop coal exploration

Birds benefiting from climate change may find their boost short-lived

Envirotec Magazine

Conservationists have seemingly been flummoxed by studies which show climate change is having a stronger effect upon bird species which benefit from climate change compared to those which suffer negative impacts. The authors of a major study investigating 525 bird species over 30 years and across two continents believe there could be a time lag in the response of populations to climate change, creating an ‘extinction debt’.

Coral Vita secures $2 million to help corals adapt to climate change

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 14 – Healthy coral reefs foster biodiversity and provide food, income and protection for more than 500 million people. The post Coral Vita secures $2 million to help corals adapt to climate change appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss are Center Stage at WEF 2020

Green Market Oracle

Last year climate change was a hot topic in Davos , but this year it is the overwhelmingly dominant concern. Along with biodiversity loss, climate change is considered to be the greatest threat the world faces. Businesses cannot afford to ignore climate risks.

Climate change is the biggest public health issue

AGreenLiving

degrees Fahrenheit] above the pre-industrial average and the continued loss of biodiversity risk catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.” Related: Climate change is a public health issue amounting to billions in medical costs The full name of the call for action, published September 5, is “Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health.”

John Lewis signs Business Ambition for 1.5C and appoints climate change specialists

Business Green

The British retail giant has committed to reducing its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with climate science. group and appointed new climate change specialists to support the development of a new roadmap towards net zero emissions, the retail giant announced yesterday.

Climate change is affecting the way Europe floods, experts warn

Envirotec Magazine

Climate change is disrupting the rhythms of spring growing and river flooding across Europe, which could pose new problems for biodiversity and food security in floodplains, according to one group of researchers. Dr Balke said: “Previous research has shown that climate-change-driven mismatches between the changing of the seasons and the biorhythms of wildlife is having a direct impact on ecosystems across Europe.

Study: Financial institutions should respond to increasing threat from biodiversity loss

Business Green

New report warns biodiversity degradation is set to have significant economic and financial implications.