From around the web

Why a sense of kinship is key to caring about the living world

October 29, 2019

Leading thinkers in environmental economics and conservation are asking a pressing question. Why are we ignoring the destruction of the living world?

Terra Silva has $90 million in ‘catalytic capital’ for carbon reduction in tropical forests

October 23, 2019

Forests are climate-negative technology at scale. So investments in tropical forests should be investment-ready, and fund managers able to tap the opportunity should be rolling in capital. 

GDP Is Broken - Meet The Leaders Trying To Fix It

August 03, 2019

The study, funded by The World Bank, uses satellite imagery from 1992 to 2012 to measure light emissions from counties and districts in 47 Sub-Saharan African countries. 

We're depleting natural wealth faster than Earth can replenish it

July 29, 2019

Earth Overshoot Day falls on earliest-ever date in 2019, as humans use far more natural resources than is sustainable.

Swarovski turns to natural capital accounting to measure environmental impact

July 09, 2019

Jewellery giant Swarovski has calculated the monetary value of the natural resources used to produce its namesake crystals, in a move towards its overarching aim to supply "the world's most transparent crystal".

The Irish Times view on the biodiversity crisis: nature’s wake-up call

(The Irish Times)
February 25, 2019

Something fundamental may be shifting in the way we see our relationship with the natural world.

Why is environmental accounting essential for India?

(Fortune India)
February 23, 2019

Depletion of natural capital is an irreversible process and steps to assess and combat this are needed urgently.

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

February 22, 2019

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

World's food supply 'under threat' from increasing loss of biodiversity, warns UN report

(The Independent)
February 22, 2019

Plants, animals and micro-organisms crucial to indirectly upholding the human diet are dying out, study shows

Undervaluing of nature has lead to its destruction, conference told

(The Irish Times)
February 20, 2019

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.