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

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.

Q&A: UNEP chief Inger Andersen on program priorities and climate change

“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch —  a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP

Top risks are environmental, but ignore economics and they'll be harder to fix

Climate-related risks overshadow all other risks – in particular economic risks – undermining cohesive action and creating blind spots. Society needs a new “growth paradigm” that addresses the interconnectedness of socio-economic factors with climate change. Businesses need to adapt their metrics to assess the value of nature.

Biodiversity ‘not just an environmental issue’: Q&A with IPBES ex-chair Robert Watson

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.


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