1 - 4 June 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82044 (2013-056)
To: CBD Focal Points
The Seafood Watch, first created by Monterey Bay Aquarium in the late 1990s, is arguably the best-known guide to sustainably-caught seafood in the U.S. Listing seafood choices in three categories—green (best choices), yellow (good alternatives), and red (avoid)—the guide informs consumers of the ...
UK's first national adaption plan sets out economic opportunities of increasingly more extreme weather, as well as the risks
BUSINESS and environmental activists are worlds apart — ideologically opposed, distrustful and antagonistic over each other’s motives, right? Those of us who have followed the high-profile daredevil actions of the anti-whaling, anti-palm oil or anti-nuclear campaigners may agree. But the acrimon ...
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Tuesday that Madhya Pradesh government did not consult it before levying the 2 % biodiversity tax on industries of the state.
The Norwegian Parliament has called for the country's pension fund to strengthen its commitment to avoid investing in companies linked to rainforest destruction.
Water and biodiversity play a significant role in sustaining human life and ensuring welfare. They are essential for securing food, medicines, energy and building materials.
The New South Wales and Federal governments are working together on a plan to better consider the impact of mining on biodiversity in the Upper Hunter.
Earlier this month, Australia’s Big Four banks copped a serve over their support of the coal and gas extraction industries, focusing attention on the ways large banks' investment decisions can put the future of the Great Barrier Reef at risk.
SOUTH Africa was the third most biodiverse country in the world, but had given birth to none of the "cool" business solutions to saving biodiversity, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s CEO, Yolan Friedmann, said on Wednesday.
Four oil palm firms join hands with Sabah to ensure wildlife continues to thrive and forests flourish in Malua.DEEP within the heart of Sabah lies the 34,000ha Malua Forest Reserve. It has been previously logged but regeneration over the years means that it is still a significant area of rainfor ...
In a stark reminder of our failure to bring man-made greenhouse gases under control, scientists reported last week that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed a level we think we haven’t seen for 3 million years.
May 13, 2013 — Many entrepreneurs claim that they care about sustainability, yet they make decisions that are harmful to the environment.
SYDNEY, May 14 2013 (IPS) - Mining and port development coupled with decreasing water quality along Australia’s north-eastern coast are threatening the continent’s World Heritage-listed tourist drawcard, the Great Barrier Reef.
Today, IKEA co-workers across Canada will show their ongoing commitment to their communities by joining forces with Tree Canada for the 17th annual Pick a Tree, Plant a Tree program. Since the program's inception, IKEA co-workers have planted over 23,000 trees and shrubs, which have the potentia ...
Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks, two of the main natural reserves in the country, will soon accommodate private-owned touristic products that can boost tourism business.
One of the most harmful myths afflicting public policy in many countries at the moment is the notion that any efforts to manage the risks of climate change will hold back economic growth and development.
22 - 24 April 2013, Washington, United States of America
NEW DELHI (AlertNet) – When it comes to fighting climate change and dealing with other environmental issues, incremental change is no longer enough. Instead, deeper, more disruptive transitions are needed, experts at a business and environmental summit in New Delhi said this week.
Governments are not doing enough to tackle environmental challenges, says the co-founder of the green brand
Can Walmart change the way wheat is grown in America?The company is trying to do just that. Here’s how:Start inside a Walmart store in Laurel, Md. On sale here are nearly 40 brands of flour, many more varieties of bread and countless other products made from wheat, including cookies, cakes, crac ...
NEW DELHI, India ---Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, health and other vital benefits for humankind, a new United Nations-b ...
15 - 16 April 2013, New Delhi, India
There is increasing acknowledgement that the public and private sectors need to work together to build a sustainable future.