Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The trailblazing Scandinavian nation also recycles 99 percent of its waste, with only a measly 1 percent going to landfills. A process called waste-to- ...
We need to think about how we produce food, what we consume and what we discard, writes Georgina Crouth.
My full email signature reminds me that I am a corporate social responsibility director. Don’t know what it means? Me neither. But Googling various definitions of the constituent words of my job title tends to sees me through to until 09.12am each morning. I’ll work it out, eventually.
Climate change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate Institute, commissioned by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand.
Millennials and future generations will bear severe future financial costs if climate change goes unchecked, according to a new report. Analysis from the Demos and NextGen co-authored report, The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millennials’ Economic Future, said millennials would lo ...
The task facing the next United Nations Secretary-General will not be an easy one. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of multiple, interconnected crises including conflict in Syria, tensions around Ukraine, and disputes over water and land resource issues. All of this at a time when we ...
Suggested Clarifications on What Constitutes Unintentional Transboundary Movements in Contrast with Illegal Transboundary Movements
Report of the Workshop of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms
Annotated Provisional Agenda
Reference: SCBD/AFC/MRH/PT/85427 (2016-103)
To: CBD, ABS and CPB National Focal Points, International organizations
A study reveals that the world's last mass extinction happened because of global warming. This mass extinction, called the Great Dying Event, saw the demise of 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial life.
A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed.
Barack Obama is to create the world’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii, the White House has said. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will quadruple in size, to cover around 582,578 sq miles (1.5m sq km) - more than twice the size of Texas.
Much of England’s best-loved wildlife remains in serious decline, according to the latest official assessment from the government. Birds and butterflies on farmland have continued their long term downward trend and 75% of over 200 “priority” species across the country – including hedgehogs, dorm ...
Hydrogen made from renewable electricity is already fuelling vehicles at affordable prices, writes DAVID THORPE. But now the 'green' fuel is set to go from niche to mainstream - powering not just cars, trucks and buses, but storing surplus renewable energy on sunny and windy days, then to be bur ...
Pulse seeds are going to be crucial to our global fight for food security, particularly in the face of climate change.
Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting
Revised Provisional Agenda
Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on Its First Meeting
Reference: SCBD/OES/RH/KM/85935 (2016-102)
To: CBD, SBSTTA and TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations and relevant organizations
BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nature is full of alliances, mutualistic partnerships between two species. Flowers offer bees and butterflies nectar in exchange for pollination. Anemones offer clown fish shelter in exchange for protection.
Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe -- according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes.
Delays in listing endangered species on the U.S.’s endangered species list is pushing many of them towards extinction, a new study has found.
Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - While agriculture could be the driving force to lift millions of Africans out of poverty and alleviate hunger, its full potential remains untapped.
Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - More than 2.2 billion people in Asia rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, but the Asian Development Bank warns that stagnant and declining yields of major crops such as rice and wheat can be ultimately linked to declining investments in agriculture. Public investments i ...
A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition.
An overwhelming majority of the British public polled want new post-Brexit laws protecting wildlife and the countryside to be at least as strong as the EU rules currently in place, according to a opinion poll published on Thursday.
A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.
Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.
Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.
In 2012 in China, the 27,325-acre Laohegou Land Trust Reserve, was designed to link several existing reserves in Sichuan’s Pingwu County—home to golden snub-nosed monkeys, Asian golden cats and the highest density of endangered giant pandas in the world.
Contrary to the popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. Consider the following statistics.
Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.
Late last year, nearly 200 nations came together in Paris to reach a critical global climate agreement. The Paris climate agreement demonstrated that the international community can come together and successfully tackle a grave environmental problem of global scope. It is now time for the intern ...
Presentation: Items 9, 14, 15, 17 and 19
Presentation: Resource Mobilization, GEF Capacity-building and Synergies
Presentation: The Protocols
An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.
[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Following scientific determination that Tiger moth, or Asota caricae, is responsible for unexplained fevers, researchers in Kerala state have begun developing a kit capable of quickly diagnosing lepidopterism, a disease caused by moth allergens.
In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest fish toward extinction.
Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain
Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.
Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget by 70 percent.
What to do about the African elephant poaching crisis looms large ahead of next month’s major international wildlife trade meeting.
Recently, a tomato insect pest, Tuta absoluta, swept across Nigeria, devastating tomato fields and leading to immeasurable financial losses and emotional trauma. T. absoluta originated from the Andean region in South America.
In December 2015 in Paris, the world's leaders agreed to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial values.
Invasions from alien species such as Japanese Knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations, new University of Exeter research shows.
Hydropower development is booming, with controversial projects unfolding across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
An unnatural balance of nutrients threatens biodiversity in a survival of the fittest scenario, according to the results of a world-first global experiment published in the prestigious Nature journal.