5 biodiversity guidelines to watch in 2022

GreenBiz

As biodiversity becomes a more integral part of corporate sustainability commitments, expect updated and new resources to help the journey

Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively

GreenBiz

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.

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PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

GreenBiz

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar. But bare ground or turfgrass on solar facilities can contribute to the widespread decline in biodiversity, causing new challenges to the sustainability of ecosystems and agriculture.

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.

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.

Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities

GreenBiz

Plus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy. Biodiversity COVID-19 Podcast GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature

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.

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy

GreenBiz

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy. AB InBev VP: Our quest for "agile" sustainable development continues. Esri and the science of corporate biodiversity (20:45). Our sixth report examining the evolving role of corporate sustainability leaders.

Episode 190: Ambition, angst and action at Climate Week, Danone CEO prioritizes biodiversity

GreenBiz

Plus inside PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Program and a peek into Engie Impact. 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.

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

After nearly a year of renovations, the Netherland’s 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

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

GreenBiz

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity. But investors didn’t exactly ignore the "E" component and are poised to emphasize it even more in 2021 and beyond, according to a recent Conference Board corporate sustainability disclosure analysis.

Humanity at crossroads, biodiversity report cards warn

Eco-Business

Biodiversity loss can be reversed with increased conservation and sustainable production, argues a new study

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

GreenBiz

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

Green-roofed CABI HQ champions biodiversity and energy efficiency

Inhabitat - Innovation

After 33 years of working in an old drafty building in Oxfordshire, international nonprofit CABI has upgraded to a new low-energy home that combines beautiful design with employee wellness and environmental sustainability

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

GreenBiz

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. Leading the sustainability transformation. How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community. Funding biodiversity (31:14). Biodiversity.

Food security and biodiversity conservation in Ethiopia: A social-ecological perspective

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Globally, food insecurity and biodiversity conservation are major challenges. These issues are highly interlinked, as agriculture is a prerequisite for food security, but also drives biodiversity loss.

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.

Investing in what matters: how do we enable biodiversity protection at scale?

Eco-Business

With more funding being committed in the past few years to sustainability and nature-positive outcomes, where can investors put their money in order to effectively address the biodiversity crisis

HSBC launches biodiversity-screened investment vehicle

Business Green

HSBC Asset Management has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) designed to invest in companies with strong biodiversity credentials, aimed at both wholesale and institutional investors, it announced last week.

Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity

Envirotec Magazine

Diseases affecting different UK tree species appear to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity, according to new research by James Hutton Institute scientists and partners in the UK and Portugal.

Shoes for Biodiversity and Climate: Scientifically Designed

Unsustainable

‘aspect climate projects’ is on a mission to inspire change in the footwear industry, and better shoes for biodiversity and the environment. Ecology Ethics Fashion Lifestyle Sustainability

On our watch… biodiversity breakdown

Fairsnape

Although over recent years in the built environment, ‘on our watch’, we have been discussing and to varying degree implementing biodiversity net gain, biodiversity units, action plans, habitat exchange, ecology of place, connectivity with nature and biophilic design. nature sustainability

Drainage components supplier offers support for project biodiversity

Envirotec Magazine

Developers must be supported if they are to protect biodiversity, according to surface water and drainage systems supplier ACO Water Management, following growing calls for construction projects to prioritise the protection of mainland species in the UK.

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).

Can sustainability save capitalism?

GreenBiz

Can sustainability save capitalism? I probably needn’t recite the current litany of global challenges — just peruse the 17 Sustainable Development Goals , perhaps the most comprehensive inventory of what needs to change or improve. Joel Makower. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 02:11.

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

Eco-Business

While banks in Southeast Asia have made some progress on sustainable finance, their portfolios are still vulnerable to deforestation and biodiversity risks, a report from WWF has found

Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest existential crises of our time. A long-term, flexible solution is needed.

Eco-Business

Stopping biodiversity loss will take decades of sustained work. That’s why the time is now for donors to increase unrestricted funding to conservation organisations

Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

Green Living Guy

As pollution causes a significant loss of biodiversity and humans now face a compromised aquatic-based food system, it’s time to meet a simple truth: The world has a serious plastic problem. The post Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

Calcareous Grasslands: Local and Landscape Biodiversity Responses and Conservation Implications

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Land use change has been a major problem since the 20th century due to its contributions to biodiversity loss, as well as landscape fragmentation and degradation. These land use changes are often through agricultural intensification or abandonment, especially in calcareous grasslands (those on thin basic soil, such as chalk…

Open faculty position: “Ecology, in particular vegetation ecology and biodiversity conservation” (W2/W3)

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Reproduced here from our university’s website: [link] 2021-07-29 The Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following full professorship: Ecology, in particular Vegetation Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (W2/W3) You are a committed researcher with an outstanding international research profile in the field of vegetation ecology and conservation.

At the Crossroads: Envisioning the Future of Global Biodiversity Policy

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the so-called Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Policymakers, scientists, and country negotiators are now preparing for the next generation of biodiversity goals for… Ten years later, none of the twenty targets has been fully reached and only six have been partially achieved.

ESG and Sustainability: Your 101 Guide for Understanding Corporate Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

ESG and Sustainability. The terms ESG and sustainability are often used interchangeably, yet it is incorrect to do so. In this article, you’ll learn how ESG and corporate sustainability are similar, but also how they can be distinguished. What Is Corporate Sustainability?

'No nature, no us': Environment Agency boss raises alarm over biodiversity crisis

Business Green

The boss of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, is to deliver a speech later today warning how the biodiversity crisis poses an existential threat to the human race if left unaddressed. Bevan is also expected to stress how quickly biodiversity has declined in the UK.

4 Lessons on Optimizing Land Use and Mobility to Fight Climate Change From Vitoria-Gasteiz

The City Fix

Like many European cities in the 20th century, Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Country in Spain, experienced rapid population growth, followed by increased motorization and urban sprawl. What makes Vitoria-Gasteiz stand out is the coordinated action its leaders and community.

5 Ways a Healthy Garden can Benefit the Environment

Green Living Guy

Clean Air Climate Change Climate Resiliency Conservation Eco Friendly Products Environment Garden global warming going green Nature organic sustainability biodiversity clean air Compost eco-friendly energy efficiency garden green living

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

Planet Pulse

The EU Green Deal , Europe’s ambitious sustainability strategy, outlines a path forward to becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050. 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.

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.

Sustainable Seafood: New study suggests retailers can protect biodiversity and profitability

Business Green

An increase in seafood sustainability matched with greater supply chain disclosure could improve the health of world's oceans while boosting the profitability of major retailers, an investigation by Planet Tracker has found.

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.

AXA IM launches biodiversity equity strategy

Business Green

AXA Investment Managers has launched a biodiversity fund that invests in best-in-class companies driving innovation to address biodiversity-related environmental issues such as water and land pollution, land degradation, fauna and flora protection, and overconsumption.