Leading thinkers in environmental economics and conservation are asking a pressing question. Why are we ignoring the destruction of the living world?
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual meetings this week, Oct. 14-20, in Washington, D.C. Amid the discussions around jobs, poverty reduction and value chains, one of the talks will center on a seemingly unusual topic for the bankers, economists and finance ministers in attendance: biodiversity.
A paper published in Science today outlines a new “Global Deal for Nature,” officially launching an effort to establish science-based conservation targets covering all of planet Earth, including terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
Maintaining natural capital is vital for the function of our societies and people’s well-being.
Natural resources in Scotland have been valued at one-third of the UK’s total by a groundbreaking new study.
Depletion of natural capital is an irreversible process and steps to assess and combat this are needed urgently.
The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.
This long-term failure to incorporate nature into decision-making had led to over exploitation of the natural environment and under investment in maintaining biodiversity, she told the first ever National Biodiversity Conference, which is being staged at Dublin Castle.