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  • New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the SDGs07/31/2019

    New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the SDGs

    Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO of CMPC, launches WBCSD’s Forest Sector SDG Roadmap on behalf of leading forest companies at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.

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  • Study: Global farming trends threaten food security07/15/2019

    Study: Global farming trends threaten food security

    Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk, as a team of researchers with help from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) writes in the journal "Global Change Biology".

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  • Impending threats to biodiversity07/10/2019

    Impending threats to biodiversity

    How does the expansion or intensification of arable farming affect global agricultural markets and biodiversity?

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  • Researchers from Göttingen publish global database of regional plant life07/01/2019

    Researchers from Göttingen publish global database of regional plant life

    Declining biodiversity due to man-made habitat destruction and climate change means that information about plant diversity and its distribution across the planet is now crucial for biodiversity conservation. With the Global Inventory of Floras and Traits (GIFT), a team of researchers from the Department of Biodiversity, Macroecology and Biogeography at the University of Göttingen has taken an important step forward in documenting and understanding global plant diversity. The results appear in the Journal of Biogeography.

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  • Wetlands, an opportunity for companies06/07/2019

    Wetlands, an opportunity for companies

    Living Lakes 2019, the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands that assesses the state of conservation of water and its ecosystems every two years, took place in Valencia last May.

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  • Challenge Based Learning for Protecting Biodiversity06/07/2019

    Challenge Based Learning for Protecting Biodiversity

    Challenge Based Learning (CBL) is a framework for learning while solving real-world challenges. This concept was apllied by Fundación Global Nature implementing the LIFE Food & Biodiversity in Spain.

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  • The Global Nature Fund and the Lake Constance Foundation author SAI Platform’s FSA Biodiversity Topic Guide06/03/2019

    The Global Nature Fund and the Lake Constance Foundation author SAI Platform’s FSA Biodiversity Topic Guide

    In April, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) launched new Topic Guides to improve guidance and provide materials to support on-farm implementation of the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA).

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  • SAN, GNF and FGN join forces to promote biodiversity restoration and conservation in the agri-food sector05/31/2019

    SAN, GNF and FGN join forces to promote biodiversity restoration and conservation in the agri-food sector

    As part of the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, the Sustainable Agriculture Network, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and Fundación Global Nature (FGN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of joining forces to promote biodiversity restoration and conservation in the agri-food sector.

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  • Investors examine Footprinting methods and Positive impact05/24/2019

    Investors examine Footprinting methods and Positive impact

    To better integrate biodiversity – the basis of all life – into investment decisions by financial institutions, the European Commission started in 2017 with the Community of Practice Finance@Biodiversity. A new Flyer gives an overview about the published publications.

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  • Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers05/20/2019

    Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers

    The Biodiversity Barometer 2019 by the Union for Ethical BioTrade published today shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity. They want companies to show more commitment to ethically responsible sourcing.

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