From around the web

Mark Carney on how the economy must yield to human values

April 16, 2020

In recent years, the market economy has become the market society. The virus could reverse that trend.

Earth Day 2020 could mark the year we stop taking the planet for granted

April 21, 2020

The 50th annual call for environmental reform falls at a time when the health of people and nature has never been more urgent.

Coronavirus: 'Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief

March 25, 2020

Exclusive: Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts

Five (or six) solutions for saving the world’s forests and restoring landscapes

March 21, 2020

On International Day of Forests, we join with the United Nations to draw attention to the urgent need for general recognition of the key role these treed landscapes play in combating climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets aimed at alleviating poverty.

Stanford researchers uncover benefits of diversified farms for protecting wildlife and buffering against climate change

March 18, 2020

The researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry.

Rich countries could be asked to pay billions to protect biodiversity

(The Guardian)
March 02, 2020

Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.

We have only a decade to save Earth’s biodiversity: that’s why all of us should care

(South China Morning Post)
January 30, 2020

Scientists warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction may be underway, and man may only have 10 years to take drastic steps and protect planet’s vital plant and animal life

The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses

March 16, 2020

As last year's news headlines have made all too clear, nature is in a state of emergency.

Natural capital assessments of new policies ‘inadequate’, say government advisers

March 09, 2020

The government’s Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has found ‘limited evidence’ that natural capital is being considered in policy appraisals and has said this must be ‘urgently addressed’ to avoid further degradation of the country’s natural assets.