Archive for 'biodiversity'
Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.
A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers, drawing expertise from science, economics and policy to enable practical actions.
News round-up: biodiversity indicators, fish, green genius, African farming, resource scarcity, renewables… »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: new biodiversity indicators; reforming fishing policy; award for office; search for Green Genius; technology for African farming; Green Capital, green growth, renewables.
20 years on from its launch after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Darwin Initiative looks to the future, identifying seven critical issues and highlighting some of its work to address them through illustrative case studies.
Botanic gardens around the world have signed an agreement to restore the world’s damaged ecosystems, responding to a UN target for restoration of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems, to combat climate change and desertification.
Online events in March from 2degrees: UK green build market, energy behaviour change, ISO 50001 and how to use it, connecting smallholders and global value chains, carbon disclosure, biodiversity offsetting.
Green economy round-up: green growth, environmental tax, sustainable income, biodiversity, recycling »
The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development, economics and business: growing a green economy, environmental tax reform, sustainable income, business case for biodiversity, recycling.
Online events in December from 2degrees, an online community for sustainable business: engaging consumers, buildings' energy use, changing fashion, food and the smart grid, the Renewable Heat Incentive, biodiversity and business.
Defra's new biodiversity strategy for England builds on the Natural Environment White Paper to set out the strategic direction for policy and priorities for action over the next decade to enhance biodiversity on land and at sea.
Two recent research reports help reveal the value of the UK's wildlife and habitats, estimating that wildlife under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and Sites of Special Scientific Interest is worth around £1.5 billion per year to the UK.