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.
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.
Earth Overshoot Day falls on earliest-ever date in 2019, as humans use far more natural resources than is sustainable.
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".
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.
A Ghanaian consortium that focuses on nature conservation have emerged winners of the first African Biodiversity Challenge (ABC) a regional initiative that seeks to collect primary data on biodiversity to enhance its information management.
Extractive activities such as mining are causing profound ecological and social damage in Africa.
Many businesses will welcome the UK’s new emphasis on integrating biodiversity into investment decisions, but action needs to be accelerated and investment expanded if we are to attain the sustainable societies that we envy in some of our northern European neighbour countries, argues Malcolm Robertson, principal ecologist and James MacGregor, environmental economist, at Ramboll.
Nature provides people with everything from food and water to timber, textiles, medicinal resources and pollination of crops.