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.

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.

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PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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.

'Path to recovery': Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord

Business Green

UN declares virtual talks have set the stage for the adoption of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework next year. The loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation pose a major risk to human survival and development.

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.

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

The Path to Sustainable Forestry

GreenBiz

The Path to Sustainable Forestry. The forest industry is embracing more sustainable practices that protect people, biodiversity and our climate – and many companies have set goals to source from more sustainable forests. Chief Sustainability Officer.

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.

Global Briefing: Colombia to host pre-COP biodiversity summit

Business Green

Colombia to host hybrid Biodiversity PreCOP. We read annual reports and sustainability reports from a range of companies every day," he said.

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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…

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Working Towards a New Sustainability

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FutuREstorative is about our relationship with nature and how this translates into our understanding and ‘sustainable design’. Working Towards a New Sustainability continues. . Sharing this FutuREstorative review from the Urban Design Group.

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.

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.

Protecting biodiversity: The corporate response

Business Green

Biodiversity loss driven by climate change, habitat degradation and the introduction of invasive species is now recognised by firms as a widespread systemic risk, writes S&P Global Ratings' Michael Wilkins. Biodiversity and natural capital are arguably garnering more attention than ever.

Coastal communities take the lead: How plans to safeguard Southeast Asia’s biodiverse waters are evolving

Eco-Business

New conservation initiatives build on this relationship, encouraging communities to take ownership of marine reserves and look after the resources that sustain them The lives of coastal dwellers and the ocean are intricately linked.

Planet Works to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Progress on the SDGs

Planet Pulse

Six years ago today, on September 25, 2015, the United Nations finalized the 2030 Agenda , ratifying the 17 Sustainable Develop Goals, or SDGs which outlined key objectives for a more equitable and sustainable future.

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.

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.

Daring Cities 2021: Going from Ambitious Climate Goals to Impactful, On-the-Ground Solutions

The City Fix

Guest Contributor biodiversity clean energy climate action climate change COP-26 Daring Cities freight Germany Glasgow ICLEI Mark Wessel Mozambique net zero public transportation retrofitting social equity sustainable cities Taiwan Tasmania tree planting waste

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.