- 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… [...]

- Thomson Reuters Foundation
Putting nature on the balance sheet benefits businesses and biodiversity

There is a growing awareness of the value of nature for businesses and the risk that biodiversity loss poses to economic growth and stability globally. [...]

- Mongabay
Brazil shows no progress in response to U.N. calls on Indigenous rights

Brazilian civil society groups say the government has failed to implement any of the 34 recommendations on Indigenous rights made by a U.N. council in 2017. [...]

- Bloomberg
EU needs to reduce cattle numbers to hit methane targets, study says

Agriculture is overlooked in EU’s bid to tackle greenhouse gas. Emissions from sector set to fall only around 4% this decade. [...]

- Mongabay
Foreign capital powers Brazil’s meatpackers and helps deforest the Amazon

Foreign investors, including asset management companies and pension funds, now own large stakes, which means that ordinary citizens in the US and elsewhere are helping fund Amazon deforestation through their… [...]

- Euractiv
Choosing agroecology is not an option but an obligation, says researcher

While moving away from pesticides will create difficulties, particularly in terms of productivity, agroecology is the necessary solution to face this problem and ultimately generate gains in production [...]

- 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… [...]

- Thomson Reuters Foundation
Putting nature on the balance sheet benefits businesses and biodiversity

There is a growing awareness of the value of nature for businesses and the risk that biodiversity loss poses to economic growth and stability globally. [...]

- Mongabay
Brazil shows no progress in response to U.N. calls on Indigenous rights

Brazilian civil society groups say the government has failed to implement any of the 34 recommendations on Indigenous rights made by a U.N. council in 2017. [...]

- Bloomberg
EU needs to reduce cattle numbers to hit methane targets, study says

Agriculture is overlooked in EU’s bid to tackle greenhouse gas. Emissions from sector set to fall only around 4% this decade. [...]

- Mongabay
Foreign capital powers Brazil’s meatpackers and helps deforest the Amazon

Foreign investors, including asset management companies and pension funds, now own large stakes, which means that ordinary citizens in the US and elsewhere are helping fund Amazon deforestation through their… [...]

- Euractiv
Choosing agroecology is not an option but an obligation, says researcher

While moving away from pesticides will create difficulties, particularly in terms of productivity, agroecology is the necessary solution to face this problem and ultimately generate gains in production [...]

- Al Jazeera
UN’s Guterres demands end to ‘suicidal war against nature’

Unless humanity acts now, ‘we will not have a livable planet,’ United Nations secretary-general warns, pleading for world leaders to ‘lead us out of this mess’. [...]

- Mongabay
Sumatra palm plantations the usual suspects as unusual burning razes peatlands

Fires in areas of carbon-intense peatland forest on the island of Sumatra appear to have been set in and around oil palm plantation concessions and could signal the start of… [...]

- Euronews
Nature restoration: Why climate activists have high hopes for the EU

Delayed by several months but eagerly awaited by NGOs and climate activists, the European Commission should later this month finally unveil its plan to restore some of the EU's most… [...]

- Edie
$80bn at risk in forest commodity supply chains, due to lack of action on deforestation

CDP is warning that companies “cannot afford any more delay” in tackling deforestation across their supply chains, after its research found that 211 companies collectively risk losses of almost $80bn… [...]

- Phys.org
Scientists call for decision-making to be transformed to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises together

The global scientific community has issued another warning that increasing climate change and biodiversity loss will together reinforce negative impacts on people around the world, including food insecurity, health risks… [...]

- Mongabay
Government inaction sees 98% of deforestation alerts go unpunished in Brazil

A new study has found that Brazil’s environmental enforcement agencies under President Jair Bolsonaro failed to take action in response to nearly all of the deforestation alerts issued for the… [...]

- Euractiv
G7 leadership is critical to put the brakes on deforestation

Deforestation is happening at a rapid pace and threatening food security everywhere. With the G7 Summit Meeting in June approaching, leaders are responsible for tackling deforestation as a major driver… [...]

- Bloomberg
Cattle, palm oil firms miss deforestation targets, report finds

Food and commodity companies are falling short of global commitments to end deforestation by the end of the decade, a new report found, risking missing a key target of last… [...]

- RFI
Desertification summit ends with promises to restore a billion hectares of land

The COP15 summit in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, which was focused on desertification and its impacts, closed with commitments by 196 countries to restore one billion hectares of degraded land between… [...]

- The Guardian
‘Sleepwalking through extinction’: China urged to end delays to Cop15 summit

Covid lockdowns in host country frustrate scientists as no date in sight for key UN conservation conference after two years of delays [...]

- 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. [...]