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  • Ingenious ideas in yellow: Excellent measures preserve biodiversity in banana and pineapple cultivation03/18/2022

    Ingenious ideas in yellow: Excellent measures preserve biodiversity in banana and pineapple cultivation

    Bananas and pineapples can be produced in a way that does not harm biodiversity. As part of the campaign "Biodiversity pays off: Bananas and pineapples from biodiversity-friendly production," the Global Nature Fund (GNF) reports on impressive sustainable examples from the field, which are honored by the "Del Campo al Plato" project.

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  • Binding due diligence through EU supply chain law03/16/2022

    Binding due diligence through EU supply chain law

    On 23 February 2022, the EU Commission published its "Proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence", the so-called EU supply chain law, which also addresses biodiversity protection.

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  • Publication: "Scaling Investments in Nature"03/04/2022

    Publication: "Scaling Investments in Nature"

    The White Paper on "The Next Critical Frontier for Private Sector Leadership" authored by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Nature-Based Solutions takes a practical look at the investment landscape for nature and Nature-based Solutions.

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  • Study: Bringing back large mammals boosts restoration of entire ecosystems03/04/2022

    Study: Bringing back large mammals boosts restoration of entire ecosystems

    The study suggests that returning just 20 large mammal species to their historic habitats could restore intact large mammal communities across almost one-quarter of the Earth’s land area.

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  • Study: Invasive alien species threaten agriculture and biodiversity in Africa03/04/2022

    Study: Invasive alien species threaten agriculture and biodiversity in Africa

    Invasive alien species (IAS) of plants, animals and microbes lead to losses running up to billions of dollars annually in every part of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report. The region has seen the arrival of many IAS in recent years.

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  • Business for Nature demands: Reform $1.8 trillion yearly environmentally harmful subsidies to deliver a nature-positive economy03/04/2022

    Business for Nature demands: Reform $1.8 trillion yearly environmentally harmful subsidies to deliver a nature-positive economy

    Ahead of the last round of CBD negotiations before the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15, The B Team and Business for Nature launch a joint brief called "Financing Our Survival: Building a Nature-Positive Economy through Subsidy Reform".

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  • Biodiversity Footprints for Food Chains02/16/2022

    Biodiversity Footprints for Food Chains

    The report presents the outcomes of the AKRIBI stakeholder workshops and explores the feasibility of a footprint monitoring approach, based on regional assessments of biodiversity risks.

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  • Global Risks Report 2022 shows: Biodiversity loss is one of the biggest global construction sites02/10/2022

    Global Risks Report 2022 shows: Biodiversity loss is one of the biggest global construction sites

    In its 17th Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum names the climate crisis, increasing divisions in society, heightened cyber risks and an uneven global recovery in pandemic times as the biggest global challenges for 2022. In the long term, environmental risks stand out, with concerns about biodiversity loss even landing in third place.

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  • New publications on integrating biodiversity into business strategies: findings from the Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) project01/18/2022

    New publications on integrating biodiversity into business strategies: findings from the Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) project

    Over the past six years, the global Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) project has been pilot testing and further developing instruments for the promotion of biodiversity-friendly production and commercialization, with specific activities in three partner countries – Brazil, India and Mexico. The project has implemented promising instruments and tools together with partners from the private and public sectors, with priority being given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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  • Business urged to wake-up to climate risks from deforestation01/18/2022

    Business urged to wake-up to climate risks from deforestation

    Companies and financial institutions are undermining global climate goals by failing to tackle tropical deforestation, according to the latest annual Forest 500 report.

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