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.

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

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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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Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Agriculture Innovation Podcast ridesharing Sports Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM's vision for a future ride-hailing service.

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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.

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).

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.

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health

GreenBiz

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health. On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse.

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Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, biodiversity conservation and public health

Eco-Business

Zoonotic diseases - those transferred from animals to humans - e.g. Ebola, avian influenza (or bird flu), H1N1 flu virus (or swine flu), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Rift Valley fever, sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, the Zika virus­-and now, the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

GreenBiz

Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious? Food & Agriculture Organics

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.

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

Envirotec Magazine

This will have direct benefits for health and wellbeing as well as improving the resilience of the sites.”. million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch first appeared on Envirotec. A puffin on Skomer Island.

The Brief: Solar financing for frontline health clinics, biodiversity urgency, India’s digital health boom, greening freight, racial justice algorithms (video)

Impact Alpha

24: Solar financing for frontline health clinics in Africa and Asia. Renewable energy meets global health in a compelling challenge for innovative finance. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Call No.

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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.

‘No Vaccine for the Climate Crisis’: Over 230 Health Journals Demand Wealthy Nations Take Action

DeSmogBlog

Developed countries must do “much more, much faster” in their efforts to tackle the climate crisis, over 200 health journals have said in a statement warning of the unequal health impacts of rising global temperatures.

Exploring the Health of the Earth: Living Planet Report 2020

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Biodiversity is fundamental to human life on Earth. The biennially published Living Planet Report constitutes the world’s leading scientific analysis of the state of the planet: it documents developments and trends in biodiversity, ecosystems, and human… Yet, it is being destroyed by us at a rate unprecedented in history.

The road to sustainable health

Business Green

Organisations should also be looking for innovative and creative ways to help make their business more biodiverse. The car park now has a special drainage system which will reduce the risk of flooding, and the garden will increase biodiversity in an area that was formally concrete.

Climate change is the biggest public health issue

AGreenLiving

More than 220 of the world’s top public health and medical journals have published a joint plea for the global population to reduce carbon emissions immediately. Humanity already faces irreversible public health threats, the editors wrote. degrees Fahrenheit] above the pre-industrial average and the continued loss of biodiversity risk catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.” Read the original: Climate change is the biggest public health issue.

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.

Bats Benefit the Environment

The Environmental Blog

In the UK, bats don’t play these roles, but their presence can be used as an indicator of the extent and health of their natural habitat. A Marker of Biodiversity. Animals bats benefit Biodiversity environment wildlife

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.

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

Business Green

The French cosmetics giant unveiled its new environmental commitments today, alongside a plan to provide €50m to charities that support vulnerable women, who it said had been disproportionately affected by the global health and economic crisis.

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.

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

Business Green

The crucial COP15 UN biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, which had been set to take place in October is now facing yet another delay, with Covid-19 concerns now likely to now push back the critical nature talks into early 2022, according to reports.

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.

UN hails end of leaded petrol as 'huge milestone for global health and our environment'

Business Green

Leaded petrol is no longer officially being sold or used anywhere in the world, in a move hailed by the UN as "a huge milestone for global health and out environment" and an exemplar of successful multilateral efforts to phase out harmful fossil fuels.

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.

The Toranomon-Azabudai Project puts health before business

AGreenLiving

The project is working to set an example for solutions to modern concerns around carbon emissions, loss of biodiversity and lack of accessible healthcare. Read the original: The Toranomon-Azabudai Project puts health before business.

Online Event - Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity Virtual Conference

Green Market Oracle

Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity is an opportunity to reflect on how can we better understand the human potential to preserve biodiversity, get closer to nature and guide our future actions. This virtual event will take place on June 5, 2020 from 9 a.m.

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. Not only in order to 'build back better' but also to tackle the interrelated health, nature , climate and inequality crises. By Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business for Nature. Last week something significant happened.

Poll: Young Britons want post-Covid focus on tackling the climate and biodiversity crises

Business Green

The document calls for the new 'future generations law' to ensure that "any proposed new laws are assessed for how they might affect young people's lives in the future", alongside greater action on climate change and more specialist mental health support in schools.

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

AGreenLiving

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion Liesl Truscott Thu, 12/03/2020 – 01:00 This week, in advance of World Soil Day — Dec. 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. The aim is to integrate biodiversity into existing materials and sourcing strategies, rather than approach biodiversity as a new or disconnected topic.

Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

AGreenLiving

Read the original post: Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl. Business Green a-future-ride-hailing agriculture animal-welfare biodiversity chit-chat-about future-ride-hailing greenbiz 350 podcast innovation podcast ridesharing sports temple temple-grandin- vision-forPlus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM’s vision for a future ride-hailing service.

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Global Briefing: UN summit confronts global biodiversity crisis

Business Green

UN summit confronts Global biodiversity crisis. It spans economics, health, social justice, and human rights.". The event took place in the midst of intense focus on the crisis facing global biodiversity.

Organic Herbal Farming and Its Benefit to the Environment

Green Living Guy

Over the years, anything “organic” is associated with something healthy. This explains why organic labeled food sells at a higher price compared to others. As more people learn about the benefits of organic herbal farming, it is becoming popular.

National Food Strategy calls for major cut in UK meat consumption to fix public and planetary health

Business Green

The second instalment of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy has warned the UK must significantly reduce its consumption of meat if it wants to curb the impacts the food system is having on human and planetary health.

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.

Analyzing the Impact of Agricultural Activity on Ecosystems

Planet Pulse

How a Multi-Stakeholder Project, MOCUPP, is Advancing Costa Rica Towards Sustainable Practices to Protect the Country’s Biodiversity. Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, containing nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity.

Biodiversity will be 2020's crisis subject

Business Green

What's more, it is widely acknowledged that nature is critical to solutions for many of the most serious environmental, economic, and social challenges that we face, including climate change, health, and water and food security.

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.

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

AGreenLiving

Today’s children are facing climate crisis-related health issues, warns The Lancet ’s Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the annual research collaboratively conducted by 35 global institutions. Collated and published each year before the international negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), The Lancet ’s Countdown strongly emphasizes that tackling climate change would be a significant global health opportunity.

Los Angeles is the largest US city to be certified as a biodiversity haven

AGreenLiving

The city of Los Angeles has been certified as biodiversity haven by the National Wildlife Federation. Individuals registered 1,078 residential yards to be considered biodiversity havens. In the end, with the implementation of sustainable gardening efforts, individual residents and schools received their own certificates of biodiversity haven status. Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the country, but it is also one of the most biodiverse.