10 - 19 July 2023, New York, United States of America
The $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways, while growing the economy.
Several European supermarket chains are dropping Brazilian beef products linked to destruction of the Amazon rainforest and tropical wetland, the US activist group Mighty Earth said Thursday.
The upcoming 74th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will take place in the Metropolis of Lyon (France) and bring together members and observers to review strategic, policy and species-specific matters affecting the implementation of the Convention in preparation for the 19th meeting of the ...
Well before world leaders headed to Glasgow for November’s COP26, the Scottish Government, along with the rest of the UK, had already committed to some very ambitious tree-planting targets.
A large group of members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a draft ministerial statement on trade and sustainability on 15 December. The text is the result of the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD), where 53 WTO members said they planned “to collabor ...
The average size of a climate tech deal almost quadrupled to $96 million in the first half of 2021, up from $27 million one year prior, PwC said.
The countries with the richest biodiversity don’t always take the necessary measures to protect them. Whether it’s because they lack the motivation or the resources to do so, or because they prioritize short-term economic benefits over environmental protection, countries often neglect their resp ...
CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America, will use $7 billion in planned equity capitalization to back economic recovery and renewable energy development in the region, its president said on Thursday.
We have increased our produced capital and human capital, by amassing knowledge and skills. At the same time, however, we have depleted, sometimes irreversibly, our natural capital, the very foundation of all economic and human activities.
The UN General Assembly’s committee on economic and financial issues (Second Committee) completed its work for the 76th session. The Committee, which had the first all-woman Bureau in the Committee’s history, reached agreement on guidance on biodiversity, convening conferences on SIDS and LLDCs ...
The societal benefits of digitizing natural history collections extends to global advancements in food security, biodiversity conservation, medicine discovery, minerals exploration, and beyond. Brand new, rigorous economic report predicts investing in digitizing natural history museum collection ...
More than half of GDP in SA is moderately to highly dependent on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Soil erosion costs the global economy US$8bn a year, and reduces agri-food production by 33.7m tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices
Researchers at Australia’s University of Queensland used modern portfolio theory (MPT), a mathematical framework developed by the economist Harry Markowitz in the 1950s to help risk-averse investors maximise returns, to identify the 50 reefs or coral sanctuaries around the world that are most li ...
The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee is calling for views on taking greater account of natural capital and environmental sustainability in assessing UK economic prosperity.
Traditionally, our policy and decision-makers use three basic measures of economic progress: gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate, and unemployment rate. But how useful are these economic measures, especially during this period when we are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?
A market platform matching producers providing biodiversity services with corporations seeking to invest in credible on-farm environmental stewardship is expected to be running by the end of the year.
a.s.r. is going to reward farmers who are committed to sustainable business operations. Farmers who use agricultural land owned by a.s.r. can receive a discount of 5 to 10% on the rent if they manage their land sustainably. In order to make the agricultural sector more sustainable, a.s.r. has fo ...
An extraordinary opportunity is emerging in the form of natural capital markets, but five main challenges have to be overcome before responsible trading schemes can be launched, according to one sustainability expert.
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors is urging its members to assess the financial risk posed by biodiversity loss and push companies to do more to protect the environment from deforestation, ecosystem extinction and pollution of the oceans and freshwater resources. New research b ...
26 - 30 April 2021, Online
7 - 8 April 2021, Rome, Italy
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/OH/GD/89465 (2021-017)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points and ABS Focal Points
7 June 2020, Rome, Italy
The increase in resource consumption and polluting emissions as a result of economic growth is not compatible with biodiversity conservation. However, most international policies on biodiversity and sustainability advocate economic growth.
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/88414 (2019-114)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/OH/GD/87855 (2019-045)
To: CBD, CPB and ABS National Focal Points, relevant stakeholders, organizations and initiatives
22 - 25 January 2019, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
12 August 2018, New York, United States of America
24 - 29 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
29 - 31 May 2017, Oslo, Norway
Reference: SCBD/IMS/RS/ET/CP/86505 (2017-041)
To: CBD, CPB and ABS National Focal Points, other Governments, IPLCs and relevant organizations
8 - 12 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
30 November - 1 December 2015, Manila, Philippines
24 - 25 November 2015, Entebbe, Uganda
12 - 13 November 2015, Lima, Peru
26 - 27 October 2015, San Jose, Costa Rica
16 - 18 September 2015, New Delhi, India
The current dimension and growth in the illegal trade in wildlife products pose a significant risk both to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to social and economic development. Past and recent successes in conservation, protected area management and the governance of natur ...
In this workshop, the national progress of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in China will be introduced. Meanwhile, the preliminary results of two pilot studies for economics valuation at local level and one for poverty reduction at community level in China will be shown respectively ...
RATIONALE AND POLICY RELEVANCE Building on decision XI/4 adopted in 2012, Parties at this 12th CoP will discuss the need to mobilize funds at the international and domestic levels to achieve the three objectives of the Convention. To do so, Parties will discuss a list of key actions to improve ...
How to mainstreaming Green economy for achieving the Aichi target 7, overcoming the diverse values? This side event provides 2 cases with Satoyama-Satoumi approaches and 1 methodology for multi-stakeholder communication.Furthermore, we will also discuss life&work-style innovation in Satoyama-Sa ...
Obstacles encountered in implementing options identified for eliminating, phasing out or reforming incentives that are harmful for biodiversity
1 - 4 June 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Modalities and Milestones for the Full Operationalization of Aichi Biodiversity Target 3, and Obstacles Encountered in Implementing Options Identified for Eliminating, Phasing Out or Reforming Incentives That Are Harmful for Biodiversity
11 - 13 February 2014, Entebbe, Uganda
16 - 17 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland