News in the Framework of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

 
  • Winners of Organic Farming Innovation Awards 2017:  Alternatives to slash-and-burn and weed suppression awarded11/13/2017

    Winners of Organic Farming Innovation Awards 2017:  Alternatives to slash-and-burn and weed suppression awarded

    The winners of the 2017 Organic Farming Innovation Awards (OFIA) were announced on 10 November 2017, at an awards ceremony during the Organic  World Congress (OWC) in New Delhi, India.

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  • Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders11/13/2017

    Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders

    Greenhouse gas emissions caused by urban households’ purchases of goods and services from beyond city limits are much bigger than previously thought.

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  • Integrating wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation – why we need both11/04/2017

    Integrating wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation – why we need both

    A recent article in The Guardian by Bioversity Director General M. Ann Tutwiler raised a really important issue—it’s not just charismatic wild fauna that are threatened with extinction, but a wide range of plant and animal species, varieties and breeds that are also declining and imperiled.

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  • oekom Impact Study 2017: The impact of responsible  investment on companies is increasing10/24/2017

    oekom Impact Study 2017: The impact of responsible  investment on companies is increasing

    In its new Impact Study 2017, an extended new edition of an earlier study from 2013 on the influence of the responsible capital markets, oekom research sees a clearly positive development. The impact that responsible investors, banks and rating agencies have on the companies’ sustainability efforts has increased considerably since the last survey in 2013.

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  • International research team confirmed perilous decline in insect biomass10/20/2017

    International research team confirmed perilous decline in insect biomass

    A recent study by Dutch, German and British scientists published in the journal Plos one adds more evidence to the dramatic decline of flying insects in Germany and thus provides the first evidence of a global insect death.

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  • Over 36 Major Brands Pledge to Achieve Sustainable Cotton by 202510/18/2017

    Over 36 Major Brands Pledge to Achieve Sustainable Cotton by 2025

    23 more of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies,  including Burberry, Adidas, Kathmandu and Timberland today pledged to use 100 % sustainable cotton by 2025

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  • New ISO standard to combat land degradation10/18/2017

    New ISO standard to combat land degradation

    Our consumption of the earth’s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years and a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded. There is an urgent need to find solutions for land management policy, planning and practices.

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  • EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably10/15/2017

    EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably

    The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticides.

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  • New Study Reveals Agrobiodiversity Investments as Triple Win for Health, Environment and Food System Sustainability09/27/2017

    New Study Reveals Agrobiodiversity Investments as Triple Win for Health, Environment and Food System Sustainability

    Bioversity International launches first scientific review of agrobiodiversity's untapped potential to fight global challenges including climate change and malnutrition

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  • Fertilizing with wind09/12/2017

    Fertilizing with wind

    Can surplus power from wind turbines be used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into fertilizers? Thanks to the Evonik EcoTrainer and EU MAPSYN project, the answer is a resounding yes.

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