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- The Washington Post
UN summit: Don't repeat mistakes on nature, scientists warn

Scientists around the world are warning governments who will be gathering in Montreal this week for the United Nations biodiversity summit to not repeat past mistakes and are urging officials… [...]

- The Guardian
Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit

Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife loss [...]

- Vox
World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

At COP15 in Montreal, officials will try to hash out a deal to protect animals and ecosystems. It won’t be easy. [...]

- Environmental Finance
Biodiversity: why investors should care

An agreement on a biodiversity framework at COP15 next month could help direct private financial investment. [...]

- Al Jazeera
How the EU can help save Indigenous lives and the Amazon

Brussels’s new deforestation legislation should include a ban on products linked to violence against Indigenous people. [...]

- Environmental Finance
PBAF: 'High chance' of mandatory biodiversity reporting following COP15

The reporting of nature impacts by financial institutions is likely to become mandatory at biodiversity conference COP15, the chair of Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) predicted [...]

Reports

Untapped opportunities: climate financing for food systems transformation

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food finds that food production, processing, consumption and waste account for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, but food systems receive just 3% of climate finance.

Soy: the path of ecocide

Italy eats the Gran Chaco Italy and Argentina have fraternal ties, linking their history and their people through multiple generations. But, unwittingly and unwillingly, Italian consumers are contributing to the destruction of the most biodiverse ecosystem of the country to which millions emigrated from the Peninsula. This is the Gran Chaco Americano forest. This happens […]

IPBES releases two new reports: sustainable use of wild species and value of nature

IPBES, the international biodiversity research and policy body, released two reports in early July 2022.

Articles

Why COP27 can no longer ignore food and nature

COP27 is here. It comes after typhoons in the Philippines, heatwaves in Europe, drought in East Africa, and a global food price crisis. Millions are on the brink of famine and fires raged across continents. Farmers are crushed and our land exhausted.

The effectiveness of animal feed supplements in cutting methane emissions

Livestock burps contribute 25%–30% of global methane emissions. Some feed supplements to reduce emissions are already being sold as voluntary carbon credits, but scientific credibility, scalability and safety remain unclear.

No world leaders are invited to the biggest global deal for Nature in a decade – sealing the deal for failure?

After 3 failed attempts and 2 years later than planned the Convention on Biodiversity is finally going to be held in Montreal. But shockingly leaders are not invited!

Videos

Sri Lankan crisis shows why we need a just transition to organic farming

Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis offers a stark example of what happens when debt-ridden governments enforce abrupt and unmanaged action in our food system to cut costs – without supporting a fair, inclusive transition to sustainable alternatives.

The global food crisis requires immediate and long-term change

The current global food system is destroying the natural world and exacerbating the climate crisis while allowing a handful of food companies to profiteer at the expense of farmers and consumers. The Ukraine war demonstrates how vulnerable the global food system is to shocks.

IPCC WGII: Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Humanity is slowly starting to take climate change mitigation and adaptation seriously. But, implementation has been too slow and uneven, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.

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