An new online resource has been launched today (22 January) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) with an aim of helping to ensure “better environmental decision-making by valuing our ‘natural capital’”. The evidence and guidance is intended to help policy makers, bus ...
I am a birdwatcher. Thus, it came as a breath-robbing gut punch when I received the news in late September that the U.S. government had officially declared the ivory-billed woodpecker as being extinct.
New modelling from leading green campaign groups suggests a minimum investment of £1.2bn a year is needed to achieve the UK's nature protection goals, as concerns grow that Environment Bill could be watered down
Nature groups have lauded proposed measures to minimise the environmental impact of developing the Keppel Club site, although they remain concerned about the protection of biodiversity in the area.
“The opportunity of the century” is how President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has described the EU Recovery Plans this week – in terms of rebuilding our economies in a way that protects the environment and the climate, and creates sustainable jobs.
Restoring nature on land and sea would have huge benefits for people's health and well-being and help tackle the biodiversity and climate crises.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) refers to the protection and management of natural and modified ecosystems such as forests, agricultural land, peatlands, mangroves and oceans, while addressing societal and economic challenges effectively.
Experts gathered in Oxford this month to discuss how “nature-based solutions” can be used to tackle the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Announcing a timeline for net-zero emissions has been the buzzword in the global climate change debate and India has been under intense pressure to announce it as well. Indian has not followed suit but Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently reiterated the country’s commitment to installing 450 Gi ...
Nearly two years after the first reported case of Covid-19, the world is still facing the repercussions. At the same time, the extent of our planetary emergency – of climate crisis, biodiversity loss and inequality – has become evident.
Invasive alien pests and pathogens are a challenge posed in front of forest managers in Europe and around the world. Invasions have a profound impact on forest ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people.
Australia introduced stricter new laws to limit agricultural run-off into the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef Thursday, in an attempt to save the reef and keep its prized world heritage status.
The New Zealand government has released new plans to try to prepare the country for the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis: sea level rise, floods, massive storms and wildfires.
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.
The government’s new metric for biodiversity will have to be urgently improved if it is going to be fit for purpose, academics and conservationists have warned.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) updated forest certification standards provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Sustainable forest management and the procurement of wood products from sustainably managed sources are critical tools that help av ...
With the COP Climate conference in Glasgow only a few months away, the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the importance of taking action at the national level to reach global climate goals is returning to the spotlight.
Former European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will head an advisory group on setting up a global board for sustainability-related company disclosures, the IFRS Foundation said on Monday.
A pioneering initiative demonstrates how environmental law could help protect threatened species—including from illegal wildlife trade.
The new Leicester Biodiversity Action Plan 2021-31 sets out how the Council will focus conservation work on wildlife habitats and species that are most in need to help protect local biodiversity.
The European Union and nine other countries, including the US and Russia, approved an international agreement on Thursday (14 February) that will prohibit commercial vessels from fishing in the Arctic in order to preserve the region’s fragile ecosystem.
Environmental protection is set for a shake-up as the federal government launches a new threatened species strategy in a fresh approach to boosting populations and stopping threatened species disappearing from the planet in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that 10 new national parks will be established as part of moves to tackle biodiversity loss. The Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday in a video message to the hybrid High-Level event tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People” on the margins ...
Lagos — Minister of State for Environment Barr Sharon Ikeazor has assured that the federal government will increase budgetary provision for the preservation of the nation's biodiversity.
The proposed law by the Lagos State House of Assembly to prohibit ownership of wild animals as pets is commendable. It is in line with THISDAY editorial of 19th November 2019 which called for a prohibition of the domestication of wild animals, shortly after an adult lion was sighted at the home ...
From June 26 to 28, talks over the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crumbled as Member States rejected the EU Parliament’s weak environmental plan as too green & those on labour rights as too strong, while the EU Commission pretended the new CAP was still in line with the EU Green ...
With much of the planet already "used-up", the world has hard choices to make over how to use land in the most sustainable and effective way.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released draft regulations stating that no one can manufacture or sell any food products or food ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without prior approval in a move that is expected to bring regulatory clari ...
There is one more reason to visit Norway now if you were searching for one. While the Scandinavian nation has always been nature-rich and a stickler to conservation, it is all set to turn greener. Yes, as per a newly-announced move, Norway is now the first country in the world to ban deforestati ...
Norway is to introduce new traps to protect wild salmon after experts warned they could become endangered as a result of contact with their farmed counterparts.
Norway has halted a major hunt of wolves after campaigners secured a court injunction. Twenty-five animals, within four packs, are in the “wolf zone”, an area of nature set aside to protect the predators, and these have been given a stay of execution by the courts after campaigners argued wolves ...
None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists' warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now.
Bill aims to close gaps between Endangered Species Act, Wildlife Act and other legislationThe provincial government is taking the first steps to better protect biodiversity in Nova Scotia. Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin tabled the Biodiversity Act on Thursday. The move is something requ ...
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet. There is no question it is critical for our health and well-being. It provides half the earth’s oxygen supply and every organism in existence depends on it to survive.
The Leaders Summit on Climate, a meeting being hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden starting on Thursday, must bring political weight to both a crunch year for climate action and the “decade of delivery” for climate, nature and development.
John Knox, a professor at Wake Forest University, was the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment from 2012 to 2018. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who is a member of the Kankana-ey-Igorot people in the Philippines, was the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples from ...
Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, is representing the EU in the General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) which confirmed EU's membership in this global partnership for the conservation of the world's coral reefs. In the context of th ...
Ofwat must do more to make the water industry in England and Wales protect the environment, the government has said. Setting out the priorities for the regulator for the next five years the environment minister Rebecca Pow said water companies should significantly reduce the frequency and volume ...
In an effort to save century-old trees along the Byadagi-Motebennurroad,the Biodiversity Management Committee Byadagi declared the 1.4m stretch a Conservation Habitat of Tamarind & Neem trees Biodiversity Heritage Site.
A total of €4 billion will be allocated to combat plastic pollution, according to the so-called “Brest Commitments” adopted at the end of the One Ocean Summit Friday (11 February), where they also agreed to create a global coalition preserve high seas biodiversity. EURACTIV France reports.
The Commission is presenting today ambitious initiatives to promote a cleaner, healthier and safer ocean, as part of the EU’s contribution to the One Ocean Summit hosted by France in Brest and a demonstration of EU’s leading role in bringing a comprehensive response to oceans challenges.
There is no vaccine against hunger, poverty, climate change or biodiversity loss. But there is a cure and it must be rolled out from the top down: it is called building resilience.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package signed by President Joe Biden on Monday will not go down in history as a milestone in America’s effort to control the climate crisis.
As the latest wildfires amply demonstrate, the effects of climate change are now upon us. But the region is wholly unprepared to deal with them.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), each year countless species is driven closer to extinction, while criminals make billions from the sale of protected wildlife and forest products. These crimes have a devastating impact on biodiversity; they undermine national, r ...
The seventh Our Ocean Conference generated 410 commitments worth USD 16.35 billion across the issue areas of climate change, sustainable fisheries, sustainable blue economies, marine protected areas, maritime security, and marine pollution.
On Monday, Environment Minister Sussan Ley launched the long-awaited statutory review of Australia's beleaguered national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Ms Ley has set streamlining regulation as the key test of success for the review.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Sunday said Prime Minister Imran Khan amid his world-acclaimed green vision of ecological conservation for coming generations, wanted to sign “Charter of Environment” with all political parties.
Papua New Guinea's Centre for Environment Law and Community Rights, or CELCOR, wants police working for logging companies to be sacked from the force.
Pacific bluefin tuna are on the path to resource recovery and its classification moved to “near threatened” from “vulnerable,” according to the latest update of the Red List of Threatened Species, released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a group of governmental and ...