The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said.
umanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture, preserving biodiversity, protecting water supplies, creating jobs, increasing domestic GDP ...
Visitors to the Prague Zoo can contribute to the protection of four critically endangered animal species in the wild, or the Przewalski's horse, the western gorilla, the gharial and the Laotian rock rat via a new system as from today. The garden has helped protect these and other species right ...
What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring.
Keeping public spaces cool, harnessing the power of the sun, and designing the cities of the future. Eco-Business examines how three companies are innovating in the sustainability space in the tiny, resource-scarce tropical city-state of Singapore.
Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource. But somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the intangible global gains.
An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last Sunday lauded the committee on natural resources of the House of Representatives for approving the consolidated bill that seeks to expand the coverage and give more teeth to the National Integrated Protected Areas Sys ...
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu wants miners to integrate biodiversity conservation into mining operations as part of their adherence to the principle of responsible mining as espoused by the Duterte administration. “Responsible mining companies should seek not merely to minimize and mitigate ...
Words like 'clean' and 'growth' can sometimes sound a little like they have been thrown together in a well-meaning way with little hope of them actually sticking. But at NERC we know environmental science often leads to important innovations that not only protect our natural resources and our we ...
In the latest of a growing number of such lawsuits around the world, Calgary-based Encana is one of 20 energy majors and their subsidiaries facing claims from three California communities. They allege the companies have deliberately sown misinformation and doubt on climate change and are at leas ...
The European Commission has set some of the most ambitions environmental targets on the planet, but states have struggled to achieve them. How can businesses help?
Today, the company announced AI for Earth, a new program that will be dedicated to AI-based projects in the areas of agriculture, water, biodiversity and climate change, where Microsoft proposes to donate up to $2 million in Microsoft tools, services and training per project to help them get a l ...
Imagine sinking into the deepest parts of the Central Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Mexico and Hawaii. Watch as the water turns from clear to blue to dark blue to black. And then continue on for 15,000 feet to the seafloor — roughly the distance from the peak of California’s Mount Whitney to ...
As part of its latest efforts to "re-wild the world", The Body Shop has today (4 July) launched a new funding platform aiming to raise more than £2m to add ten more regenerative Bio-Bridges around the globe by 2020.
Nine of the world’s biggest fishing companies have signed up to protect the world’s oceans, pledging to help stamp out illegal activities, including the use of slave labour, and prevent overfishing.
A group of leading businesses yesterday marked World Biodiversity Day with the launch of new proposals to help corporates curb their impact on the natural environment.
Imagining plastic pollution on heavenly beaches may be difficult, until you see it with your own eyes. We’re not talking about Tulum’s clear blue waters, which hosted a global press conference for the launch of the Corona x Parley project, but the hundreds of beaches around the world invaded by ...
A new natural capital biodiversity metric will act as an "internal change management tool" that allows companies to define and translate what environmental footprints look like in a business context, Kering's head of sustainable sourcing innovation has claimed.
Ushering the economy towards a more circular, sustainable model, global brands are teaming up to initiate change both at home and across the globe, proving that there is indeed strength in numbers.
The global market for organic hair care market products witness growth on the back of rising health awareness among the consumer and availability of the products on various distribution channels.
Kampala — Businesses that intend to keep their profits in future will have to invest in biodiversity conservation, Prof EJ Milner-Gulland from Oxford University, has advised.
Many companies that deal in commodities linked to heavy tropical deforestation, such as soy or timber, have made commitments to significantly reduce or end deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.
Indian industry can play a key role in curbing carbon emissions and helping protect some of the world’s most valuable forests
Symrise is one of the first signatories to the “Business and Biodiversity Pledge,” a voluntary commitment to the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors(GM.N), Sky (SKYB.L) and Sony Corp (6758.T) for taking the lead.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.
BEIJING • Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark's fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes towards trade in endangered wildlife there and throwing a lifeline to shark populations threatened with imminent extinction.
A letter released today contains signatures from 530 companies including Campbell Soup and Johnson & Johnson, urging the president-elect to take action
Two new analyses show that companies reliant on agricultural commodities like beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soy have underestimated the risk of deforestation in their supply chains and are unlikely to achieve their current time-bound goals for severing ties with forest destruction.
Many companies that deal in commodities such as beef, timber, palm oil and soy beans know that the production of these items can come at the cost of forests.
Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment has concluded.
Environmentally friendly groups at Companies vs Climate Change said they will work to make sure Trump won’t undo all the progress the country has made
Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre and Bord Bia have launched a Framework for Businesses as part of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which identifies actions that companies can take to help protect pollinators an ...
Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.
There is an unmistakable sustainability tide sweeping across the private sector, as consumers and investors alike become more aware of the environmental impact of businesses.
We are huddled around a camera trap inside the dense Khe Nuoc Trong forest in north-central Vietnam. After having climbed down, and then up, and then somewhat down (sometimes on all fours, with our feet in leech-resistant socks) along the steep sides of the Truong Son Mountain, perspiration stre ...
An ‘agricultural boom’ in oil palm and rubber is leading to small-scale farmers to clear away rainforest for agriculture, and along with it, the ecosystem services it provides.
General Motors is supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss by developing wildlife habitats at its sites around the world. From helping protect honeybees with pollinator gardens or designating no-mow zones to grow grassland habitats, GM is demonstratin ...
The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference.
Travel website TripAdvisor, and its booking service Viator, will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow petting or touching of wild animals, the company announced on October 12.
The beef purchasing policies of global name-brand companies are failing to protect South America’s tropical forests from destruction, according to a new report.
Brazil’s forests have long been the foundation of the country’s culture, dating back to indigenous cultures long before the Portuguese arrived.
Some of the largest US companies, including Verizon and Google, pledged their support for President Obama's climate policies. A recent study, however, reveals that what those companies do with their political money sends the opposite message.
30 August 2016 | It’s been almost ten years since the Coca-Cola Company vowed to “safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equal to what we use in our finished beverages and their production,” with a deadline of 2020 for doing so.
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.
Few companies provide information about the environmental impacts of different products they sell, even though many could do so quite easily. And if they did, according to a study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they might even reduce their own costs.
The wine sector is severely threatened by the impacts of climate change, but is it doing enough to prevent them? Like many other agricultural crops such as coffee and cocoa, scientists have long feared the impact rising global temperatures will have on the grapes that deliver that most importan ...
If we say that money comes from ecological function instead from extraction, manufacturing buying and selling, then we have a system in which all human efforts go toward restoring, protecting and preserving ecological function. That is what we need to mitigate and adapt to climate change, to ens ...
Many proponents of sustainable investment strategies argue that traditional fossil fuel companies will be in structural decline in coming decades, challenged by governmental and consumer actions to limit the impact of oil, gas and coal on the environment.
On Monday, India’s environment minister Anil Madhav Dave accused 106 e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online.