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- The Guardian
Cop15: lack of political leadership leaves crucial nature summit ‘in peril’, warn NGOs

Nairobi biodiversity talks end in stalemate, prompting open letter to world leaders calling for action before Montreal conference. [...]

- The Guardian
Using far less chemical fertiliser still produces high crop yields, study finds

Climate-friendly practices can increase yields while improving ecosystem of farms, scientists say. [...]

- Thomson Reuters Foundation
Green groups fear failure on new global biodiversity pact after sluggish talks

Lack of progress at Nairobi talks aimed at brokering a global nature deal leave environmentalists frustrated, with much to do ahead of the make-or-break COP15 in December [...]

- Financial Times

Murders of British journalist and Brazilian researcher show crime is festering and hindering the fight against deforestation [...]

- The Guardian
Banks and UK supermarkets accused of backing deforestation in Brazil

By funding and stocking products from Brazilian meat giant JBS, firms have also supported land-grabbing, investigation claims [...]

- Bloomberg
Europe’s rubber addiction is killing Africa’s tropical forests

Europe’s demand for rubber to make tires and other products is destroying tropical forests across Africa and proposals from Brussels to limit environmental damage currently do little to address the… [...]

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How focusing on agriculture can ensure the EU meets its methane-reduction goals

The EU needs to reduce livestock numbers to deliver on its pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030, according to a new study.

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.

Articles

G7 can tackle the food crisis with immediate and long-term change

The global food price crisis is fuelling poverty, hunger and instability across the globe. The crisis – the third in 15 years – was triggered by the war in Ukraine but created by a broken food system that is overly dependent on fossil fuel fertilisers, overly concentrated on the production of a handful of commodities in a handful of countries, and overly dominated by a few powerful agri-food corporations.

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.

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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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