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CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Utrecht rooftops to be 'greened' with plants and mosses in new plan

‘Vertical forest’ tower will have 10,000 plants on its facade in bid to reinvigorate biodiversityEvery roof in the city district of Utrecht is to be “greened” with plants and mosses or have solar panels installed under plans driven by the success of a similar scheme for the municipality’s bus stops.The “no roofs unused” policy is part of an attempt to reinvigorate biodiversity in the...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Utrecht rooftops to be ‘greened’ with plants and mosses in new plan

‘Vertical forest’ tower will have 10,000 plants on its facade in bid to reinvigorate biodiversityEvery roof in the city district of Utrecht is to be “greened” with plants and mosses or have solar panels installed under plans driven by the success of a similar scheme for the municipality’s bus stops.The “no roofs unused” policy is part of an attempt to reinvigorate biodiversity in the...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter on why flawed scientists are creating havoc in forestry

Last week, a disparate group of 19 scientists presented an ‘open letter’ to the Parliament of Australia calling for an immediate nationwide cessation of all native forest timber production as a response “to the climate, fire, drought and biodiversity loss crises” sparked by this summer’s extensive bushfires. Source: Mark Poynter Amongst the 19 scientists were seven fr...

CBD -6 days ago

Promote international co-operation in health': UK and China hint at opportunity for COP Summits

Boris Johnson and Xi Jinping agree to continued co-operation in face of coronavirus crisis and hint at plans for climate and biodiversity summits....

CBD -6 days ago

Greenpeace suggests new names for Asbestos to celebrate biodiversity

As the town of Asbestos winds down its renaming process, an environmental group is hoping the town will consider putting the names of six endangered species on the short list for its new name....

CBD -6 days ago

'Robust economy, financial system critical to reversing nature's depletion'

To achieve the global nature conservation and biodiversity across African countries, Africa Executive Director for Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF), Alice Ruhweza has said the transformation of the world's economic and financial systems remains critical to reversing nature's depletion and achieving SDGs....

CBD -6 days ago

Tracking Fish Art Prints To Monitor Biodiversity

In the summer of 2018, Yusuke Miyazaki and Atsunobu Murase contacted hundreds of bait and tackle shops in Japan to ask them about their art collection....

CBD -6 days ago

Uncertainty looms over climate change and biodiversity talks in 2020

On March 23, the United Nations Climate change secretariat announced that due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it is going digital and embracing telecommuting and teleconferencing options in order to carry on with its work. The 17th meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC 17), for instance, is now taking place virtually between March 24-27 as originally scheduled....

CBD -6 days ago

COVID-19 updates from the United Nations Environment Programme

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economi...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Biodiversity boon for Niue, the world’s first ‘dark sky nation’

The Pacific island of Niue, one of the least-populated countries in the world, was designated the world’s first “dark sky nation” by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) on March 7. The title recognizes the visibility and clarity of Niue’s starry nights, and the country’s commitment to protecting its nocturnal environment by mitigating artificial light pollution. […]...

CBD -7 days ago

This is a wake-up call. We must live within our planetary boundaries to avoid future pandemics

Paul Polman argues that companies must rapidly transition to a way of doing business that does not destroy biodiversity and natural capital or there will be more Covid-19s Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the limits of unchecked globalisation as governments around the world seek to contain its devastating impacts....

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