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

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

GreenBiz

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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.

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.

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.

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 helps regulate the nutrient cycle, water (e.g.

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

AGreenLiving

After nearly a year of renovations, the Netherlands’ 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. The complex also better accommodates more than 200 researchers who aim to contribute solutions to global issues such as climate change, the decline of biodiversity and food supply challenges.

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? Climate Change Climate Emergency sustainability bidding procurement

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).

Combating the Biodiversity Crisis and Learning to Live in Harmony with Nature

Green Market Oracle

We are facing a biodiversity crises and the actions we take this year will determine the fate of life on Earth. Biodiversity loss has a cascade of impacts which is why it is tied to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ).

Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss are Center Stage at WEF 2020

Green Market Oracle

Along with biodiversity loss, climate change is considered to be the greatest threat the world faces. While academics have been at the forefront of efforts to acknowledge and respond to the climate and biodiversity crises, most businesses and governments have not been doing enough.

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

AGreenLiving

Plus inside PepsiCo’s Sustainable Farming Program and a peek into Engie Impact. See original here: Episode 190: Ambition, angst and action at Climate Week, Danone CEO prioritizes biodiversity.

Addressing Biodiversity Loss: The Convention on Biological Diversity

Green Market Oracle

Unless we act in a timely fashion to prevent further destruction of biodiversity entire ecosystems are at risk of collapse. The goal is to secure a deal that would protect biodiversity as part of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity. It will focus on issues like species protections, limiting deforestation, sustainable farming and responsible fishing. It is important to note that the fate of biodiversity mirrors our own fate.

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from

AGreenLiving

As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business. Business Eco Green becomes-smart biodiversity boosting-biodiversity business-for conservation crop-varieties facilities-and for-the greenbiz 350 podcast physical-risk the sustainable mbaThe rest is here: From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from.

Sustainable Countries to Visit in 2020

The Environmental Blog

Finland is famously dedicated to preserving its natural biodiversity and habitats. Every so often, it’s good for the soul to get away from the grindstone for a few days (or weeks) and see what another part of the world has to offer.

Building Over Bluebells

Fairsnape

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Image Source.

Sustainable Certification Schemes Have Failed

Green Market Oracle

These sustainable endorsements include everything from labels to industry wide initiatives. The report indicated that none of the certification schemes have slowed biodiversity loss, deforestation, peatland draining or the loss of biodiversity.

Ancient Amazonian societies managed the forest intensively but sustainably—here's what we can learn from them

Eco-Business

The Amazon’s trees, soils and mysterious earthworks tell the story of the millions who lived there before European arrival and suggest a way of life that can sustain large populations while still conserving biodiversity

Climate Week: Big companies, big commitments

AGreenLiving

Business Green a-peek-into and-procurements biodiversity engie-impact- farmers fast-enough from-businesses historic-announcements procurement sustainableThe historic announcements and procurements from businesses showed that climate action is picking up pace, but is it fast enough? Read more from the original source: Climate Week: Big companies, big commitments.

How companies can source leather more sustainably

Business Green

In conjunction with the release of the Textile Exchange 2019 Material Change Index, GreenBiz has partnered with Textile Exchange to publish actionable insights for apparel and textile companies looking to source raw materials more sustainably.

Shame and Sustainability: Changing the Paradigm

Green Market Oracle

Shame may be able to move in a more sustainable direction, it may even be able to help us change the paradigm. Change is difficult but is it precisely what we need if we are to succeed in addressing the climate crisis, ecological degradation and biodiversity loss.

More than half of Europes native trees face extinction

AGreenLiving

Europe’s endemic trees are threatened by extinction, states a recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) assessment on biodiversity. By improving knowledge of all these “overlooked” European species, the continent’s biodiversity can be better managed and protected. Growing public awareness can help galvanize urbanization control, conservation action and sustainable management.

Event - Sustainability and the Climate Crisis Conference Call for Abstracts

Green Market Oracle

This event is presented by Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. Her research focusses on energy-efficient buildings, urban districts and sustainable energy systems.

Let’s not be hypocritical on forests

Terra Infirma

As well as existing structures, such as the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM) in the Paris Agreement, I would like to see the aid budgets of Western countries focus on clean development paths in developing countries. Uncategorised biodiversity habitat politics

Event - Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

Green Market Oracle

Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability will take place on January 29-31, 2020 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile & University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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New rankings show boost in demand for sustainable cotton as Adidas claims the top spot

Business Green

Dozens of global firms have made substantial progress in their sourcing of sustainable cotton, the latest sustainable cotton rankings have confirmed, providing evidence more businesses are acting to ameliorate the fashion industry's contribution to water scarcity, pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

CRA proposes reconfigurable roads and a floating garden to revitalize Luganos waterfront

AGreenLiving

Related: CRA grows a sustainable pavilion out of mushrooms in just 6 weeks The architects have also proposed a floating, rotating island for the lake that would be accessible to the public via a series of boardwalks. A garden would be planted on the floating island to highlight and preserve the biodiversity and native flora of Lake Lugano. Eco Green biodiversity carlo ratti associati climate-crisis cop25 eco-art pedestrian friendly reconfigurable roads Recycle

Which cities are the most sustainable? WalletHub releases Top 100 Greenest US Cities 2019

AGreenLiving

after comparing 100 of the country’s most populated cities across 28 underlying indicators of environmental-friendliness and sustainability. Green living is a growing public concern, perhaps because sustainability and financial needs are closely intertwined. It contributes to ecological protection and habitat biodiversity while simultaneously conserving natural resources. This can be achieved via cleaner, more sustainable practices and habits.

Ski atop the worlds cleanest waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen

AGreenLiving

A crystal clear example of Hedonistic Sustainability — that a sustainable city is not only better for the environment — it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.”

This private island resort in Panama promises sustainable luxury

AGreenLiving

From jungle hikes to kayaking to cooking classes and birdwatching, all activities at the award-winning resort aim to cultivate a greater appreciation of Panamanian biodiversity. Created as part of the Cayuga Collection, a hotel group of sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Central America, Isla Palenque gives guests of all ages the chance to experience “nature in the raw.” Continued here: This private island resort in Panama promises sustainable luxury.

'We are watching you': Activists demand faster progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Business Green

Ranging from ages 10 to 94, the activists cite the UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed in 2015 as a key framework for driving progress, calling them "a historic plan to end extreme poverty, conquer inequality and fix the climate crisis".

Carbon-neutral, prefab development targets sustainable urbanism for Rotterdams Rijnhaven area

AGreenLiving

In a bid to revitalize the area of Rijnhaven, a Rotterdam port dating back to 1895, Blueroom and Urban Crossovers have designed a proposal for a new, mixed-use development that could serve as a leading example of sustainable urbanism.

Alliance of more than 11,000 scientists warns that our planet faces a climate emergency

AGreenLiving

Habitat and biodiversity losses must be avoided by curtailing forest overharvesting and mismanagement. Essentially, the study states that a more sustainable future for all living things on our planet can be secured by altering “how we live.” + BioScience Image via NASA. Business Eco Green biodiversity climate climate change policy climate change science during-the-1992 earth ecosystems environment forests-rapidly news scientists-also

A Promise of Declarations

Fairsnape

And in doing so recognising that business as usual sustainability (BAUS) has not moved the needle on carbon, global climate temperatures or biodiversity. What is the collective noun for declarations? An argument, (used to describe architects and wizards) sounds a good fit.

Stefano Boeri will revitalize Genoa with sustainable energy-producing urban design

AGreenLiving

A Stefano Boeri Architetti -led design team has won a competition to design a new urban project to transform the Polcevera valley in Genoa, Italy into a beacon of sustainability. Stefano Boeri will revitalize Genoa with sustainable energy-producing urban design.