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#109601
2016-08-15

Companies Could Make Money by Helping Consumers Go Green

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.

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#109460
2016-08-04

Responsible drinking - Is the global wine industry really embracing sustainability?

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 ...

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#109385
2016-08-01

John D. Liu On Regenerative Ecology And Naturalized Economies

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 ...

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#109386
2016-08-01

Climate Change and Sustainable Investing: How Investors Can Make a Difference

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.

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#109234
2016-07-21

Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

On Monday, India’s environment minister Anil Madhav Dave accused 106 e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online.

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#109174
2016-07-15

New paper aims to put biodiversity at the heart of business

Nature needs to be put at the heart of natural capital – that's the conclusion from a new report published today by a partnership of leading conservation and research organisations.

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#109155
2016-07-14

SEMARNAT, PROFEPA, and Aeromexico Work Together to Spread Information about Biodiversity in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the Federal Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), signed an addendum for increased cooperation through the Collaboration Agreement it signed with the ...

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#109060
2016-06-30

Cement company may have caused extinction of 3 snail species

Snails are being blown to extinction. And cement companies are to blame.

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#109061
2016-06-30

Drink beer, help the ocean?

Beer may have a bad rep among carb-fearing ab-chiseling fitness fans, but it could now be better for the environment than it was before. Well, at least the new kind packaged using edible six-pack rings from south Florida’s Saltwater Brewery.

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#109035
2016-06-28

Making Sustainability Part of the Corporate DNA

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2016 (IPS) - Companies, governments and non-profit actors agree that economic growth and sustainable development have to go hand in hand to shape our increasingly globalised world in a fair way.

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#108964
2016-06-22

Cathay Pacific bans shipments of shark fin amid pressure from conservation groups

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, and its sister airline Dragon Air, have announced an immediate ban on the carriage of shark fin on all of their flights.

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#108851
2016-06-08

Biodiversity firm awarded for sharing 2% benefits

RAIPUR: A biodiversity firm, with its central India headquarters at Durg district in Chhattisgarh, has won the biodiversity award 2016 in the category of access and benefit sharing for paying benefits of upto 2% of its sales to Madhya Pradesh's State Biodiversity Board.

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#108648
2016-05-19

McDonald's fish: Row over sustainability 'cover-up'

A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.

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#108644
2016-05-18

Small businesses in Asia can help forests and economies grow, new report shows

Small and medium-sized Asian businesses specializing in forest and ecosystem services can play a key role in reducing deforestation in the region, according to a new study.

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#108524
2016-05-10

Brazilian soy industry extends moratorium on deforestation indefinitely

The Brazilian soy industry has indefinitely extended a landmark moratorium on rainforest clearing for soybean production.

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#108091
2016-04-13

UK supermarkets back call to cut yellowfin tuna catches by 20%

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S, Morrisons and Co-op join major seafood brands and WWF in campaign to stop Indian Ocean fish stocks collapsing

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#107896
2016-04-01

Biodiversity safeguards mooted in Sri Lanka building contracts

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s private sector is considering ways to introduce safeguards in construction contracts to protect the island’s rich biodiversity, which is threatened as economic growth gathers pace amid a building boom.

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#107651
2016-03-15

Stop Spain's strawberry growers sucking key wetland dry, say supermarkets

A consortium of high-profile supermarkets and food companies is demanding urgent action to stop unsustainable water usage among Spanish strawberry growers.

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#107483
2016-03-03

Major British seafood brands linked to fishing in fragile Arctic area

Greenpeace finds suppliers of cod to Birds Eye, Findus and Young’s are using controversial bottom trawlers in the northern Barents Sea

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#107237
2016-02-16

Body Shop's new formula for making money while protecting the planet

BARCELONA – Beauty brand The Body Shop is turning 40 next month and has set an ambitious goal of being “the world’s most ethical and truly sustainable global business”.

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#106908
2016-01-19

Davos Leaders Pick The 10 Most Heinous And Likeliest Global Risks

On the eve of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the organizers of the power summit make it a practice to warn their members–and all of us non-elites–of everything that can go wrong and is going wrong in the world. It’s a long list.

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#106823
2016-01-13

APP to work with 500 villages to combat deforestation

The world’s largest pulp and paper supplier, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), will establish an up to $10 million program to support the economic development of 500 villages in and around its supply chain in Indonesia.

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#106827
2016-01-13

Are corporates coming on board to tackle climate change?

The 2015 climate summit in Paris was considered a qualified success by many. Even then, it was essentially an agreement between governments. To make real change will mean a change of lifestyle, and that will require massive changes in the way we consume.

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#106722
2016-01-04

Suggestions on how Montreal can reduce its carbon footprint

The island metropolis of 1.9 million people is among thousands that have promised to reduce its carbon emissions for the good of the planet. Their commitment is crucial, as it’s estimated the world’s densely populated cities consume two-thirds of the energy produced on the planet, and are respon ...

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#2420
2015-12-16

Natural Capital Protocol and Sector Guides: Launch of Consultation Process

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DS/DI/85246 (2015-148)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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