Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively

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Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively. Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. Biodiversity.

Verge-cutting mower head “gives biodiversity a winning edge”

Envirotec Magazine

Green areas from which cut grass has been removed become increasingly nutrient-poor, which in the longer term leads to an uplift in biodiversity among plants and insects.

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Mapping project aims to boost biodiversity on England’s motorways and major A-roads network

Envirotec Magazine

National Highways and Manchester Metropolitan University aim to create “a highly detailed map of the habitats found alongside England’s busiest roads to help boost biodiversity” (image: drone photography of the M6 in Cumbria).

From ambition to biodiversity action: Time to hold actors accountable

Envirotec Magazine

Scientists have proposed a framework for effective national-level implementation of global biodiversity goals. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) writes. Continuous declines in biodiversity pose a major threat to human health and wellbeing.

Nature-based solutions key to combatting climate change and biodiversity loss, says Lords

Envirotec Magazine

For example the restoration of the UK’s degraded peatlands, which efficiently lock away carbon while hosting a unique array of biodiversity. Nature-based solutions should provide measurable benefits to biodiversity.

Tallying the financial risks of biodiversity loss

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 8 – Mandatory climate reporting is coming, as companies and governments coalesce around the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure. The post Tallying the financial risks of biodiversity loss appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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.

Governance Challenges at the Interface of Food Security and Biodiversity Conservation

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Food security and biodiversity conservation are two key challenges for many countries around the world. The simultaneous provision of food security and biodiversity conservation requires a governance system that can address intra- and intersectoral complexity. However, the two sectors are often treated as separate goals. In their recent study,…

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

Envirotec Magazine

The funding Welsh Government has provided to the protected site network is a vital step in protecting and restoring these areas, and helping us to strengthen resilient ecological networks. million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch first appeared on Envirotec.

With the private sector now on board, this is our year to turn the tide on biodiversity loss

Eco-Business

If governments can agree to targets laid out in a new biodiversity framework, our societies, economies and financial system may have a fighting chance at preventing the precipitous decline of the planet’s species and ecosystems

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

Business Green

The UK government has promised to push its fellow G7 nations to accelerate the shift towards green energy, reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and ramp up efforts to tackle biodiversity loss, as climate and energy minister of the world's leading economies meet for a summit in Berlin this week.

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 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

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.

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.

Global Briefing: Colombia to host pre-COP biodiversity summit

Business Green

Colombia to host hybrid Biodiversity PreCOP. The event will bring together heads of state and government, ministers, heads of international organisations, multilateral banks, and civil soviety groups, among others. I wish to thank the Government of the Republic of Colombia and H.E.

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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.

'Path to recovery': Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord

Business Green

UN declares virtual talks have set the stage for the adoption of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework next year. The loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation pose a major risk to human survival and development.

The critical role of biodiversity in creating business value

Business Green

Industry Voice: A recent study by Boston Consulting Group underscores the huge economic value created through biodiversity — and how pressures on natural ecosystems poses risks to business growth. The value of biodiversity to business. The business risks of biodiversity.

Protecting biodiversity: The corporate response

Business Green

Biodiversity loss driven by climate change, habitat degradation and the introduction of invasive species is now recognised by firms as a widespread systemic risk, writes S&P Global Ratings' Michael Wilkins. Biodiversity and natural capital are arguably garnering more attention than ever.

Protecting the ocean would solve climate, food and biodiversity crises. Can countries get fisheries on board?

Eco-Business

But how can governments convince communities that conservation gains are worth waiting for Marine protection offers a combined solution to several of humanity’s most pressing challenges as global heating intensifies and fisheries struggle.

Real Solutions to Real Problems – Connecting Earth Observation to the protection of Biodiversity

Planet Pulse

In tandem, Europe has also launched a new 2030 Biodiversity Strategy which requires Member States to commit to important targets to restore biodiversity. Both initiatives are integral parts of Europe’s response to the current global climate and biodiversity crises. Earth Observation data is a foundational tool to help [measure biodiversity] because it is wide-scale and consistent across the entire globe.

In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

Envirotec Magazine

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is calling on the Government to think again.

'Moral responsibility': Nature charities back calls for $60bn international biodiversity finance target

Business Green

A six-fold increase in funding flows from richer nations to poorer nations to support nature protection is needed to help slow the rate of biodiversity loss, charities have warned.

New private sector coalition launched in bid to reverse biodiversity loss

Business Green

Named the UK Business and Biodiversity Forum, the new group will support British businesses as they try to tackle worsening biodiversity impacts and risks. Governments cannot do that alone - the private sector has an important role to play here.".

Government accused of seeking 'US-style' system of environmental regulation

Business Green

Long-awaited publication of government's environmental principles for policymaking triggers warnings from NGOs that green protections could now be watered down. Instead, the government looks set to water down common sense rules that protect nature.

UN publishes first draft of Paris Agreement-style global treaty for tackling biodiversity loss

Business Green

Proposals will be scrutinised by governments ahead of COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Kunming this autumn, where the final text is expected to be negotiated. The draft agreement highlights the importance of increasing financial flows that can protect biodiversity.

The Environment Act and the role of 'biodiversity net-gain'

Business Green

The biodiversity net-gain requirement is among the most important conservation policy initiatives of the last two decades, argues Environment Bank chairman and founder Professor David Hill CBE. His words apply equally to rebuilding biodiversity as they do to addressing climate change.

Biodiversity net gain: Campaigners call for policy framework to police England's biodiversity offsets market

Business Green

UK government should introduce secondary legislation and guidance that can provide further clarity about how the biodiversity offset market will work and be policed, non-profit argue. Multiple government roles in the market could result in perverse outcomes and conflicts of interest.".

Balancing Act: New offshore wind research aims to deliver net gain for biodiversity

Business Green

Data collected by industry, government, and academics across seven countries - including 50,000 seabed samples - is to be deployed as part of efforts to ensure the expansion of offshore wind projects delivers a net gain for marine biodiversity.

UN publishes first draft of Paris Agreement-style global treaty for tackling biodiversity loss

Business Green

Proposals will be scrutinised by governments ahead of COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Kunming this autumn, where the final text is expected to be negotiated. The draft agreement highlights the importance of increasing financial flows that can protect biodiversity.

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.

Bats Benefit the Environment

The Environmental Blog

The British government began passing laws to protect bats back in 1980s, starting with the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981. A Marker of Biodiversity. Animals bats benefit Biodiversity environment wildlife

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.

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.

Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively

AGreenLiving

Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively Takeshi Yamada Tue, 06/29/2021 – 00:10 Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. It’s crucial for corporations to make strides to protect biodiversity. In order to keep groundwater sustainable, healthy and clean, biodiversity is crucial.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement. Soil and biodiversity.

Embed nature into economic decision-making, landmark biodiversity review urges

Business Green

Landmark Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity commissioned by the Treasury argues for major overhaul in how economic success is measured in order to turn the tide of nature destruction. A transformative rethink in how society measures economic success is urgently required if the world is to reverse devastating declines in biodiversity, or human livelihoods and wellbeing risk being severely damaged by the ongoing destruction of the natural world.

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.

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.

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.

Green groups bemoan 'limited progress' after latest crunch UN biodiversity talks

Business Green

First in-person negotiations geared at delivering landmark global treaty to reverse biodiversity loss deliver new draft text, but campaigners remain underwhelmed at pace of progress. Governments should deliver on what's necessary to reverse nature loss.".