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#135034
2022-06-22

In Costa Rica, unlicensed fishers and regulators unite over a common enemy

Every morning, just after dawn, small-scale fishers Ettel Lattouche and Rafael Hernández head to the beach with their fishing gear to eke out a living. Together, the couple venture deep into the ocean off Punta Uva, a small town on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, and hope to return with s ...

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#135036
2022-06-22

EU plan to halve use of pesticides in ‘milestone’ legislation to restore ecosystems

For the first time in 30 years, legislation has been put forward to address catastrophic wildlife loss in the EU. Legally binding targets for all member states to restore wildlife on land, rivers and the sea were announced today, alongside a crackdown on chemical pesticides.

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#135048
2022-06-22

Push to halt biodiversity loss with legally binding EU targets

The biodiversity crisis is rising up the political agenda as Brussels pushes ahead with legally binding targets to cut the use of pesticides and improve natural ecosystems, despite objection from farmers who argue that they face “cumulative crises” following coronavirus and the war in Ukraine.

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#134962
2022-06-14

Africa must forgo gas exploration to avert climate disaster, warn experts

Africa must embrace renewable energy, and forgo exploration of its potentially lucrative gas deposits to stave off climate disaster and bring access to clean energy to the hundreds of millions who lack it, leading experts on the continent have said.

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#134970
2022-06-14

Indonesia issues long-delayed rules to protect migrant fishing workers

Indonesia has issued a much-anticipated decree to boost the protection of Indonesian deckhands working aboard foreign commercial and fishing vessels.

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#134972
2022-06-14

The 1977 White House climate memo that should have changed the world

In 1977 Star Wars hit movie theaters, New York City had a blackout that lasted 25 hours, and the Apple II personal computer went up for sale. It was also the year that a remarkable one-page memo was circulated at the very highest levels of US government.

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#134974
2022-06-14

Australia Has Finally Woken Up to Climate Change

FIRST CAME THE drought. Then the bushfires. Then the floods. And then, on May 21, 2022, came the federal election. After nearly four years as Australian prime minister—a term in office marked by repeated and record-breaking natural disasters—the conservative Scott Morrison was ousted following a ...

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#134977
2022-06-14

Happy the Elephant Isn’t a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An animal advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving deep ethical questions about the basic rights of highly intelligent animals.

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#134983
2022-06-14

France vows cash for urban vegetation as heatwave hits

The French government announced 500 million euros on Tuesday to encourage urban vegetation projects to tackle high temperatures in towns and cities as a heatwave began to strike in the south and southwest.

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#134995
2022-06-14

Spain cracks down on food waste with supermarket fines and ‘doggy bags’ required at restaurants

Spain is the latest European country to pass new legislation aimed at reducing its high levels of food waste. Supermarkets will be fined for discarding unsold food, and restaurants must be able to provide 'doggy bags' for leftovers.

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#134919
2022-06-08

US government to ban single-use plastic in national parks within a decade

The Biden administration is to phase out single-use plastic products on US public lands, including the vast network of American national parks, in an attempt to stem the huge tide of plastic pollution that now extends to almost every corner of the world.

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#134949
2022-06-08

Montréal's Participatory Budget - Saint-Laurent Selected for its Biodiversity Corridor Among the 5 New Projects

The second phase of the Saint-Laurent Biodiversity Corridor has been selected by Ville de Montréal to be one of the 5 additional projects of the participatory budget after the first 7 projects that had been chosen in September 2021. This development will be part of the project entitled "Zones no ...

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#134953
2022-06-08

U.N. Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue Explores Ways to Advance Climate and Biodiversity Goals

Annual convening of governments, civil society recognizes the ocean’s important role in climate action. The ocean has a critical role to play in stabilizing the Earth’s climate, absorbing 90% of excess heat and 40% of human-made carbon dioxide emissions.

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#134875
2022-06-07

Malpass defends World Bank's record on climate change, says U.S. supportive

World Bank President David Malpass on Tuesday defended the bank's work on climate change and said U.S. Treasury officials had been "overwhelmingly supportive" of the bank and its staff in public and private in recent months.

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#134880
2022-06-07

UNDP, EU, Sweden stand by Cambodia Climate Change Alliance

The UNDP, the EU, and the government of Sweden have been working through the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance to support the country in developing multi-sectoral plans with concrete and ambitious commitments to the global climate agenda.

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#134881
2022-06-07

EU commits to more support for Jamaica to fight climate change

The European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica has underscored its commitment to continue helping the island to implement measures that will lessen the possibly devastating impact of climate change.

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#134882
2022-06-07

Global crises undermine efforts to get climate talks back to normal

Climate negotiators crave a return to “normality” when global warming dominated the agenda — but war, hunger and disease overshadowed the beginning of talks in Bonn, Germany Monday.

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#134889
2022-06-07

UN official set to tell Dublin conference Ireland must step up effort to address biodiversity loss

All countries including Ireland need to scale up ambition and actions to halt global biodiversity loss, according to Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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#134891
2022-06-07

In the DRC’s forests, a tug-of-war between oil and aid

It was a banner moment at COP26, one of the climate summit’s headline achievements. On stage, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sat with President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the two put their pens to paper.

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#134818
2022-06-02

NTPC releases Biodiversity Policy for conservation and restoration of biodiversity

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated energy producer has issued renewed Biodiversity Policy 2022 to establish a comprehensive vision and guiding principle for conservation, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity.

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#134827
2022-06-02

EU must go beyond weak global rules in its regulation of shipping emissions

If international shipping were a country, its emissions would be the sixth largest in the world – larger than Germany’s. The EU is thankfully beginning to regulate these emissions through a number of policy proposals under negotiation, including a marine fuel standard (the FuelEU Maritime) and a ...

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#134829
2022-06-02

China unveils three major climate change documents in three days, doubling down on clean energy buildout plans

China this week released three top-level documents on fighting climate change, doubling down on its plan to produce more renewable power and expand green financing to meet the country’s carbon neutrality goals by 2060.

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#134835
2022-06-02

Stockholm+50: Legacies of 1972 Conference and Challenges Ahead

As the world community prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm+50), which lay the foundation for modern environmental diplomacy, a triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution is puttin ...

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#134837
2022-06-02

Coalition scrapped recovery plans for 176 threatened species and habitats in one of its final acts

Recovery plans designed to prevent the extinction of almost 180 threatened species and habitats, including the Tasmanian devil, were scrapped by the Coalition in one of Sussan Ley’s final acts as environment minister.

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#134841
2022-06-02

Endangered animals to be protected in Quang Ngai, Dong Nai provinces

The People’s Committee of central province of Quang Ngai has assigned the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work with relevant agencies and localities for measures and a plan on preserving rare monkeys on Hon Tra Island in Binh Son district’s Binh Dong Commune.

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#134809
2022-06-01

The sustainability movement is 50. Why are world leaders ignoring it?

Sustainability is now a household term, but it wasn’t always so. Fifty years ago, the United Nations held its Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. This landmark event gave the concept of sustainable development its first international recognition. Sweden and the UN are marking the o ...

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#134769
2022-05-31

Species recovery targets in England damaging and illogical, scientists warn

The government has set damaging and illogical targets for species recovery in England that could mean there is eight years of decline before any improvement, despite already being at “rock bottom”, scientists have warned the prime minister.

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#134773
2022-05-31

50 years of UN environmental diplomacy: What’s worked and the trends ahead

In 1972, acid rain was destroying trees. Birds were dying from DDT poisoning, and countries were contending with oil spills, contamination from nuclear weapons testing and the environmental harm of the Vietnam War. Air pollution was crossing borders and harming neighboring countries.

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#134776
2022-05-31

Tiny Pacific island nation declares bold plan to protect 100% of its ocean

The Pacific island state of Niue has announced that it will protect 100% of the ocean in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which spans 317,500 sq km (122,000 sq miles), roughly the area of Vietnam.

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#134724
2022-05-27

Ministers Guilbeault and Wilkinson advance climate action, energy security and environmental protection at G7 Ministerial

When it comes to keeping our air clean and protecting our planet, the world can't afford to take a step back. As the G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers Meeting took place in Berlin, Germany this week, the world is under pressure to take urgent climate action in a way that addresses ene ...

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#134730
2022-05-27

German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit

In a global first for climate breakdown litigation, judges from Germany have visited Peru to determine the level of damage caused by Europe’s largest emitter in a case that could set a precedent for legal claims over human-caused global heating.

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#134736
2022-05-27

Britain is paving the way for gene-edited food – will the public stomach it?

At the height of the anti-GM movement, in 1999, the then head of Greenpeace UK, Peter Melchett, was charged with theft and criminal damage after scything down a field of genetically modified maize.

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#134737
2022-05-27

Ivory ban loophole means elephant body parts can still be traded in UK

Elephant skins, feet, ears and tails will continue to be traded in the UK even after next month’s ivory ban comes into force, it has been revealed.

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#134745
2022-05-27

‘Time running out’: US, Germany intensify climate change fight

Deal will see the two nations develop and deploy technologies to speed up the clean energy transition, particularly in the areas of offshore wind power, zero-emissions vehicles and hydrogen.

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#134765
2022-05-27

Time to put monetary value on conservation, says Gabon

A key UN summit this year must give biodiversity the same priority as climate change and press ahead with putting a financial value on natural resources, Gabon's environment minister says.

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#134679
2022-05-25

Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.

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#134685
2022-05-25

How two Goldman prize winners won landmark rulings in Dutch courts

The road to a landmark legal victory compelling the Dutch government to take climate action began a decade ago when the 2022 Goldman prize winner Marjan Minnesma received an official letter saying the government did not want to be a frontrunner in tackling the climate crisis.

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#134686
2022-05-25

Government sends gene-edited food bill to Parliament

The government introduces a bill to Parliament on Wednesday paving the way for genetically edited plants and animals to be grown and raised for food in England.

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#134699
2022-05-25

After many false dawns, Australians finally voted for stronger climate action. Here’s why this election was different

Before the 2019 federal election, many people expected Australia would vote for faster climate action. That, of course, didn’t happen. But just three years later, the climate election arrived at last. The question is – what changed?

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#134702
2022-05-25

Poor planning, persistent farming undermine mangrove restoration in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta is arguably the mangrove capital of East Africa, home to around 55,000 hectares (135,900 acres) of mangrove forest. In the face of the climate crisis, mangroves like this play an important role sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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#134709
2022-05-25

Biodiversity law: Amend with caution

The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was introduced in parliament last year and is being studied by a joint parliamentary committee now, has raised concerns among parliamentarians, experts and organisations that work for the protecti...

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#134710
2022-05-25

Minister Guilbeault begins climate and environment meetings in Europe to advance international cooperation

Canada is driving ambitious action with international partners to fight climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. To keep delivering for people around the world, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will advance Canada's leadership internationally ...

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#134723
2022-05-25

UN's Elizabeth Mrema: 'China is doing a lot on biodiversity protection'

Elizabeth Mrema, a Tanzanian biodiversity leader and lawyer and the first African woman to be appointed as the executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, sat down with CGTN on the sidelines of Davos 2022.

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#134672
2022-05-24

New bill seeks to restore biodiversity in UK

Proposed legislation, the Climate and Ecology Bill, which would put in place climate and biodiversity targets, is going to be introduced in the House of Lords tomorrow.

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#134673
2022-05-24

With Nature in Crisis, State Lawmakers Call for National Biodiversity Plan

State lawmakers from around the country are calling on the Biden administration to develop a plan to protect the country's dwindling diversity of animals and plants.

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#134573
2022-05-19

The world has wronged its oceans, but 2022 can be the year for redemption, says UN

With every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean. The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods. It stabilises our climate, absorbing most of the heat trapped in the Earth’s system. Billions of humans, animals and plants rely on a healthy ocean. But the ocean’s health ...

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#134583
2022-05-19

UK has approved several fossil fuel projects since Cop26, analysis finds

Several major UK fossil fuel projects have been approved since Cop26 concluded, an analysis has found, while about 50 schemes are thought to be in the pipeline between now and 2025.

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#134596
2022-05-19

Restoring the Great Lakes: After 50 years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business

The Great Lakes cover nearly 95,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) and hold over 20% of Earth's surface fresh water. More than 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada rely on them for drinking water.

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#134535
2022-05-18

Illegal mining footprint swells nearly 500% inside Brazil Indigenous territories

Illegal miners expanded their footprint in Indigenous territories in Brazil by nearly 500% between 2010 and 2020, according to a recent report from the research collective MapBiomas. It also shows that illegal miners boosted their presence in conservation units by 301% during the same period.

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#134503
2022-05-17

Conservation of wildlife biodiversity will provide many benefits to the livelihood

Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment Neth Pheaktra said that the more effective protection and conservation of wildlife biodiversity will provide many benefits to the livelihoods of local people.

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