The Business and Ecosystem Value of Biodiversity

GreenBiz

Date/Time: September 28, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Protecting biodiversity is a defining issue of our time as we face the prospect of mass extinction and ecosystem collapse.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Both S&P Global Ratings and Bloomberg rank biodiversity among the top ESG themes for 2021, the latter naming Fidelity International and AXA Investment Managers as examples of firms that have made it a priority. . Biodiversity.

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Typhoon highlights biodiversity haven Palawan’s vulnerability — and resilience

Eco-Business

Experts say the storm-damaged forests can recover — if they aren’t disturbed by human incursions, fires, or additional storms

Using the circular economy to transform food emissions and build biodiversity

GreenBiz

Less diversity in the crops grown threatens the resilience of our food system. Instead, design foods to thrive in nature, not bending nature to produce food

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). Ideas for building a supply chain resilient to both short-term disruptions such as the pandemic and long-term risks such as climate change.

The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Conservation Natural Capital Risk & Resilience RiskOver $44 trillion of economic value generation, more than half the world’s total GDP, is moderately or highly dependent on nature.

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. Resilience must be a key factor in design and implementation.

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.

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. He found that protected areas around temples, shrines and cemeteries in Japan contained a huge variety of native vegetation that co-existed to produce resilient and diverse ecosystems.

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

GreenBiz

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

Our COVID-19 response can make our cities more resilient to heat waves

GreenBiz

Our COVID-19 response can make our cities more resilient to heat waves. There is an urgent, global need for building urban resilience to heat and, as usual, business has a key role to play. We need to build resilience into both physical and social structures of our cities.

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).

£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. And it means we, and all living things in Wales, can build better resilience against climate change.

UK climate resilience, biodiversity and net zero research projects receive £40m boost

Business Green

UKRI offers funding to four major scientific projects across UK exploring net zero cities, agricultural resilience, and biodiversity loss.

Peers sought to build urban resilience platform

Envirotec Magazine

Nature-based urban resilience infrastructure in Milan, Italy. A new peer-to-peer platform is helping municipalities and water utilities find reliable innovative solutions to their infrastructure resilience challenges, according to the firm behind it, Isle Utilities.

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.

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.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

AGreenLiving

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet C.J. Both S&P Global Ratings and Bloomberg rank biodiversity among the top ESG themes for 2021, the latter naming Fidelity International and AXA Investment Managers as examples of firms that have made it a priority.

New study will explore if a tree’s ‘memory’ can increase its resilience

Envirotec Magazine

However, our treescapes need to become more resilient to pressures such as changing climate, disease, and competing demands for land in order to reverse decades of decline in biodiversity and environmental quality. Image credit: Sam Cox , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

Research reveals remarkable resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions

Envirotec Magazine

Research appears to show that marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out – and to do so long before they return to peak biodiversity. Image credit: marneejill , CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

We need to talk about climate resilience

Business Green

Essentially, we need to plan further ahead than most policy makers' timelines to help the capital become more resilient to future environmental shocks. AECOM's Robert Spencer argues that for cities like London escalating climate risks mean policymakers need to start thinking for the long term.

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.

The Business and Ecosystem Value of Biodiversity

AGreenLiving

Date/Time: September 28, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Protecting biodiversity is a defining issue of our time as we face the prospect of mass extinction and ecosystem collapse. In this webinar, Quantis and partners will discuss what biodiversity means from a business perspective, how biodiversity concerns can be integrated into existing sustainability strategies, and how this focus can align with current company-wide goals.

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.

Conserving a Network of Climate-Resilient Lands

Climate 4.0

By Eric Aldrich The Resilient and Connected Network, an ambitious GIS mapping tool developed over the past 10 years by more than 270 scientists led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), gives conservationists a way to save biodiversity for the future. How resilient are you?

Daring Cities’ Final Session Balances Inspiring Examples with Challenges Ahead

The City Fix

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Using the circular economy to transform food emissions and build biodiversity

AGreenLiving

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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.

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.

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.

Nature charities urge Chancellor to ramp up biodiversity spending in Budget

Business Green

The government has committed to protect 30 per cent of land and sea and halt biodiversity decline in the next decade in support of its wider efforts to slash carbon emissions by 78 per cent against 1990 levels by 2035.

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.

Environment Agency chair urges Treasury to review economics of climate resilience

Business Green

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has called on the Treasury to launch a review into the cost of climate impacts and the value of investing in resilience measures, noting that current levels of funding for flood and coastal defenses are nowhere near where they should be.

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.

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.

Food firms neglecting climate resilience in supply chains, CDP warns

Business Green

Companies are chasing profits from product innovations such as plant-based meat but failing to invest in supply chain resilience, study finds.

Food firms neglecting supply chain climate resilience, CDP warns

Business Green

Companies are chasing profits from product innovations such as plant-based meat but failing to invest in supply chain resilience, study finds.

Ribena launches hunt for climate resilient blackberries

Business Green

Company invests over £500,000 to extend partnership focused on the development of climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties.

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.

McCain invests £25m in bolstering potato farmers' climate resilience

Business Green

It also builds on the company's existing 'Farms of the Future' initiative, which aims to promote regenerative farming practices that can enhance biodiversity and soil health.

'Closing window of opportunity': Kew Gardens to ramp up biodiversity loss research

Business Green

Royal Botanic Gardens unveils five-year plan to expand its research, communications and partnerships into biodiversity loss and nature-based solutions.

Fishing, Tourism, and Social-Ecological Vulnerability: How can Spanish coastal systems become more resilient?

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Coastal marine systems are some of the most biodiverse and productive planetary systems and provide significant ecosystem services that directly support fishing and tourism industries. However, the industries themselves, in combination with other human activities, are increasing the vulnerability of these systems. In order to contribute to a better…

Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance: UK joins marine climate solutions drive

Business Green

The UK has joined the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), a multi-sector collaboration established to funnel $500m investment into coastal natural capital by the end of the decade, the government announced this week.