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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability.

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

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). William Ginn, author of the new book " Valuing Nature ," talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. Our sixth report examining the evolving role of corporate sustainability leaders.

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

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.

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,…

Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

Low Impact

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. There’s also a lot of research on biodiversity loss and its links to economic growth.

Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic

GreenBiz

Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic. As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating social and economic effects, companies are continuing their efforts to become more sustainable — and some are being recognized for their efforts.

Harder but not impossible: COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals

GreenBiz

Harder but not impossible: COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the world, acting through the United Nations, set in place a system of 17 very ambitious goals to guide humanity’s development toward sustainability through 2030. Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs.

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.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021. These 20 C-suite executives have steered their companies forward through much disruption, providing inspiration for the possibilities of advancing sustainability, social responsibility and circular business models — sometimes all at once.

Welcome to a new era of ESG and sustainable finance

GreenBiz

Welcome to a new era of ESG and sustainable finance. Adapted from the premiere issue of GreenFin Weekly, a free e-newsletter focusing on trends in ESG and sustainable finance. What a moment to launch a newsletter on ESG and sustainable finance.

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

AGreenLiving

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar Date/Time: March 4, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Demand for solar energy continues to accelerate. 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. How can solar energy align the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis?

Dasgupta Review puts biodiversity in stark economic terms

AGreenLiving

Related: World gets F on Aichi biodiversity report card “Truly sustainable economic growth and development means recognizing that our long-term prosperity relies on rebalancing our demand of nature’s goods and services with its capacity to supply them,” Dasgupta said in a statement. The 606-page report, titled “The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review,” stresses that humans are part of nature and that natural resources are finite.

Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'

GreenBiz

Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'. And they had very different sustainability programs at the time. What is the company’s policy for protecting biodiversity? We have a strong history of sustainable agriculture.

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers. At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other. The worlds of clean energy, corporate sustainability and cleantech were not spared.

Proposed skating rink uses melted ice to sustain wetland habitats

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, this $40 million venue in London will feature two Olympic-sized ice rinks and use ice from the facility to benefit the sustainability and biodiversity of the building site

Humanity’s greatest threat: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food and water crises

Envirotec Magazine

Conducted international sustainability research network Future Earth, the survey identifies five global risks — failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; extreme weather events; major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; food crises; and water crises — as the most severe in terms of impact. Four of them — climate change, extreme weather, biodiversity loss, and water crises — were also deemed by scientists as most likely to occur.

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.

Event - World Biodiversity Forum 2020

Green Market Oracle

The World Biodiversity Forum 2020 will take place February 23 - 29 at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. With this, it aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors. The aim of the conference is to explore the future of biodiversity. Future of Biodiversity - what are the pathways to desirable futures, which actors need to be involved, and what commitments are required?

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.

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business

GreenBiz

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business. Nature — by which I mean the land, biodiversity, water and ocean we all depend on — is reaching a point of no return. Biodiversity. Erin Billman. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:15.

Boris Johnson unveils £3bn climate finance push to help safeguard global biodiversity

Business Green

The £3bn funding boost aims to accelerate efforts to protect biodiversity rich land and ocean ecosystems, shift to a more sustainable food system, and support livelihoods in the world's poorest communities, Johnson will say.

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency commitment, expectations and actions: the new bidding and procurement criteria?

Fairsnape

Are commitments and actions towards Climate and Biodiversity becoming procurement criteria for consultants, designers, contractors and building product manufacturers, and criteria for selecting which contracts to bid? Sharing knowledge on open source basis Evaluate all new projects against (climate declaration) Going beyond net zero carbon Collaborate (on climate / biodiversity emergencies) Shift to low embodied carbon materials in all work.

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.

Harmonising Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security: Five Years of Research in Southwestern Ethiopia

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : The southwest of Ethiopia is home to a rich variety of animal and plant species – many of them endemic or threatened. These species, in combination with intense human pressure on land, make the region a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot and thus highly relevant for conservation.

Growing Hope – Supporting Biodiversity and Enhancing Human Well-Being

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : A myriad of factors drive habitat loss from the local to the global level: global warming, land-use change, pollution, agricultural intensification and land abandonment all contribute to the current decline in 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.

Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

The City Fix

Energy + Climate Change biodiversity Build Back Better building efficiency buildings clean energy climate policy coronavirus COVID-19 economic stimulus economy electric vehicles emissions Europe European Parliament European Union food fossil fuels infrastructure investment jobs Joel Jaeger land use low-carbon development pandemic renewable energy resilience sustainable development trees

'Earth's living systems are being compromised': World misses all UN biodiversity targets

Business Green

The world is set to miss all its targets to safeguard biodiversity and halt the destruction of ecosystems that are critical to slowing climate change, according to an alarming UN report published today by the Convention of Biological Diversity.

Event - Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management Conference

Green Market Oracle

The 8th International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management will take place on November 12-13, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Biodiversity Congress is a global platform to discuss and learn about Ecology and its associated fields, Evolution of Species, Plant & Animal Biodiversity, Biodiversity Management, Fauna & Flora, Biodiversity & Food Security, Conservation of Endangered Species, Marine Biodiversity, Forestry, and Sustainable Energy Development.

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

Business Green

French cosmetics giant says it is 'essential not to not step back from the sustainable transformation that the world needs' as it delivers plans to invest in ecosystem repair and circular economy projects. It is essential not to step back from the sustainable transformation that the world needs. We therefore wish to reaffirm our commitment to the environment and to the preservation of biodiversity, and to help mitigate the social crisis for women.".

Steps some of the most sustainable countries are taking to protect our oceans

The Environmental Blog

Fortunately, some of the world’s most sustainable countries are recognising the importance of marine conservation, and are taking steps to protect oceans worldwide. This is one of the key factors behind the introduction of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14). Norway is famous for its beautiful landscapes and coastlines, and sustainable ocean management has been instrumental in the country’s economic prosperity. SustainabilityMarine conservation is vital.