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.
The African continent is adopting an environmental accounting software programme: COPERNICEA. It is a new accounting tool that will enable all African countries to be part of the biodiversity agenda.
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.
Natural England publishes atlas mapping the quantity, quality and location of natural capital in England
Global goals to reduce biodiversity loss will be revised this year. All eyes are on China, which must ensure the new targets are measurable and meaningful.