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- Mongabay
Illegal mining footprint swells nearly 500% inside Brazil Indigenous territorie

While mining inside Indigenous territories and conservation units is banned under Brazil’s Constitution, the current government is pushing for legislation that would allow it. [...]

- Al Jazeera
Ukraine war: Global fertiliser crunch pressures Brazil’s Amazon

Brazil agribusiness is keen to mine for potassium in resource-rich Amazon region, but Indigenous fear negative effects. [...]

- The Irish Times
Just 10% of global land in natural state by 2050 without action, says biodiversity expert

Governments recognise the importance of climate change and biodiversity, yet their policies and activities are still not sustainable. Transformative change is required. [...]

- Mongabay
Pasture replaces large tract of intact primary forest in Brazilian protected area

Deforestation in the region is largely driven by cattle ranching, but land grabbing and mining have also increased in recent years, with invaders emboldened by the rhetoric and policies of… [...]

- Nature
Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers

Decision-makers discussing landmark agreements on health and biodiversity must include four actions to reduce the risk of animals and people exchanging viruses [...]

- Reuters
Brazil's Amazon deforestation hits April record, nearly double previous peak

April is the third monthly record this year, after new highs were also observed in January and February [...]

Reports

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Climate damages to accelerate without faster emission cuts

Human-caused climate change is destroying natural and human systems worldwide, the second instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report states.

IPCC and IPBES warn against treating biodiversity loss and climate change as separate issues

The IPCC and IPBES report warns that biodiversity and climate change are interconnected issues that cannot be resolved independently of one other.

A long food movement: Transforming food systems to benefit society and the environment

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) is an independent panel of experts with a mission to promote the transition to sustainable food systems.

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Carbon markets need regulation – but integrity has to be the leading organising principle

The latest IPCC reports have made it clear – we need deep emissions cuts now. Whilst net-zero becomes mainstream, there’s concern that many targets lack the environment integrity to marry up to the Paris Agreement. Overuse of offsets is one aspect of net-zero facing criticism. Whilst corporate-led standard setters look to create some uniformity to carbon credit standards, the question remains – what should regulation look like and who should lead it?

IPCC 2022: Science and key takeaways from the WGII report

There is a narrowing window of opportunity for us to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change to secure a liveable future, the Working Group II’s (WGII) contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report states.

IPCC WGII: Why we must restore nature’s services

The natural world is bearing the brunt of human-caused climate change, affecting nature’s services, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.

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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.

IPCC WGII: Cut emissions faster or our climate will pass the limits of human survival

If we are to survive the climate impacts to come, humanity must urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the IPCC WGII contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report indicates.

Risk of zoonotic diseases rises with environmental destruction

Leading scientists say that human encroachment on nature is increasing the emergence of zoonotic diseases.

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