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The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
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#128562
2021-05-12

Academics contribute to new report highlighting nature’s potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss

Researchers from the University of Plymouth are among the authors of a major new report detailing how nature can be a powerful ally in responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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#128563
2021-05-12

British Red Cross 150th anniversary essays: the case for change in a time of crisis

The British Red Cross has published a collection of essays to mark its 150th anniversary, including one on climate by Nisreen Elsaim,Chair of UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, which stresses that all countries must have an equal opportunity to influence climate negot ...

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#128564
2021-05-12

[ANALYSIS] What must the Philippines do about climate change?

'Fortunately, there is still a window to examine and revisit the existing NDC prior to the global stocktake in 2023 to fill in the gaps, make it as clear and progressive as possible, and attract the international support being sought for implementation'

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#128565
2021-05-12

France Senate amends constitutional bill on climate change and biodiversity

The French Senate on Monday voted to amend a government-sponsored bill proposed by President Emmanuel Macron to fight climate change and preserve biodiversity.

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#128566
2021-05-12

Conifer trees are dispersing pollen earlier due to climate change

Conifer trees in Korea today are beginning to disperse pollen earlier, compared to 10 years ago, according to the Korea Forest Service.

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#128567
2021-05-12

One in four cities cannot afford climate crisis protection measures – study

One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90% are facing serious risks, according to research.

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#128568
2021-05-12

Fangs and tentacles: rarely seen deep sea fish washes up on California beach

With its mouth agape – revealing a set of pointy black teeth – and a large protruding appendage surrounded by a series of tentacles, the sea creature resembled something out of a horror film. But, the 18in-wide fish, which somehow found its way from the depths of the Pacific to the shores of New ...

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#128569
2021-05-12

Nature: Throwing money at biodiversity schemes is ineffective

Rich countries "throwing money" at schemes designed to enhance biodiversity is ineffective, a report by charity Third World Network says. The report calls for "a profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further harm to the planet".

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#128570
2021-05-12

‘Bad science’: Planting frenzy misses the grasslands for the trees

There’s a tree-planting frenzy everywhere you look. In August 2019, the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India announced that more than a million Indians had planted 220 million trees on a single day. A month earlier, Ethiopia had made a similar declaration: more than 350 million trees had bee ...

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#128571
2021-05-12

Paris climate agreement overlooks wood pellet loophole

With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: Wood pellets.

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#128572
2021-05-12

Tanzania: Destroy Forests Today, Meet Bleak Future Ahead

SEVERAL studies globally have painted a picture where humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's remaining wilderness in the last 25 years, and there may be none left within a century if the trends continues in our lifetime.

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#128573
2021-05-12

Since 1960, Earth's Forest Cover Has Shrunk About 1m Sq Km While Cropland, Pastures Have Increased

Whether it's turning forests into cropland or savannah into pastures, humanity has repurposed land over the last 60 years equivalent in area to Africa and Europe combined, researchers said Tuesday. If you count all such transitions since 1960, it adds up to about 43 million square kilometres (16 ...

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#128574
2021-05-12

UC Berkeley: As Global Climate Shifts, Forests' Futures May Be Caught In The Wind

Forests' ability to survive and adapt to the disruptions wrought by climate change may depend, in part, on the eddies and swirls of global wind currents, suggests a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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#128575
2021-05-12

How to develop the urban forest

Nature is in trouble. A keynote research report, The State of Nature 2019 identified that 58 per cent of UK species have declined since 1970 (by which point nature had already been depleted).

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#128576
2021-05-12

Millions of hectares of forest have grown back since 2000

Tbilisi: From Mongolia to southern Brazil, forests big enough to cover France have grown back during the last 20 years, but the gains did not make up for losses elsewhere.

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#128577
2021-05-12

Coral reef restorations can be optimized to reduce flood risk

New guidelines for coral reef restoration aiming to reduce the risk of flooding in tropical coastal communities have been set out in a new study that simulated the behavior of ocean waves travelling over and beyond a range of coral reef structures

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#128578
2021-05-12

HeidelbergCement launches biodiversity competition

HeidelbergCement has launched the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award, its nature-based competition involving more than 20 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers from around the world can pitch their ideas for sustainable quarry management, with ...

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#128580
2021-05-12

EFFEKT to present 'naturbyen' nature village at the venice architecture biennale 2021

Copenhagen-based studio EFFEKT has presented plans for a residential development that forms part of its contribution to the upcoming venice architecture biennale. Titled ‘naturbyen’, a name that translates as ‘nature village’, the project will see a field in denmark transformed into a completely ...

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#128581
2021-05-12

Calgary named 1 of 4 bird-friendly cities by Nature Canada

Calgary has been named one of the country's four bird friendly cities by the group, Nature Canada. The designation came into effect in Calgary on May 7 — along with Toronto, Vancouver and London, Ont. — one day ahead of World Migratory Bird Day.

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#128582
2021-05-12

Malmö, Sweden: A testing ground for integrated sustainable solutions

The former industrial shipyard Western Harbour boasts a heavy concentration of green roofs and a heat pump plant that provides residents with heating and cooling. The neighbourhood of Augustenborg is known for its focus on climate adaptation and social and green regeneration initiatives.

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#128583
2021-05-12

Pay dirt: $200 million plan for Australia’s degraded soil is a crucial turning point

The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the water we drink – it’s all underpinned by healthy and productive soils. Since Europeans arrived in Australia, the continent’s soil has steadily been degraded. Yet, until now, we’ve lacked an integrated national approach to managing thi ...

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#128584
2021-05-12

$32.1 million for agriculture biodiversity stewardship

2021-22 Budget confirms the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting biodiversity stewardship on agricultural land

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#128585
2021-05-12

Ulsan’s Taehwa River to be Listed as Flyway Habitat for Migratory Birds

he Taehwa River, Woehwang River, Hoeya Lake, Seonam Lake, and Ulsan Bay, all located in the southeastern city of Ulsan, will be listed on the Flyway Network Site (FNS), designed to protect migratory waterbirds.

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#128586
2021-05-12

Idaho is going to kill 90% of the state’s wolves. That’s a tragedy – and bad policy

Nothing embodies wildness like wolves, our four-legged shadow, the dogs that long ago refused our campfire and today prefer freedom and risk over the soft sofa and short leash. The dogs that howl more than bark, add music to the land, and – if left alone to work their magic – make entire ecosyst ...

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#128587
2021-05-12

‘There were tears’: Death of newborn tiger cub a painful loss for Toronto Zoo staff

Zookeeper Ryan Hegarty chokes up as he talks about the newborn Amur tiger cub that had to be euthanized this weekend at the Toronto Zoo after becoming ill.

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