Tag: ecosystem

HOW DANGEROUS ARE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF PHOSPHORUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOW TO USE IT MORE SUSTAINABLY?

Food safety is a very important topic, especially at a time when pollution, climate change, urbanization and population growth have never been more intense. Phosphorus plays an important role in ensuring food...

Halting biodiversity loss: EU outlines achievements one year after adoption of global plan for nature and people

Yesterday marked one year since 196 countries agreed the Kunming–Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP15) as an action plan to protect, restore, sustainably use, manage...

Once threatened, Mexico’s “green jewel” has become a model of conservation

Martha Isabel “Pati” Ruiz Corzo moved to the Sierra Gorda – a dramatic expanse of wilderness in the heart of Mexico – four decades ago in search of a quiet, idyllic place...

GOOD POLICIES AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR A GREEN TRANSITION

Meet the smallest country in Scandinavia. In it, almost every resident, and there are 5.8 million of them, not only owns a bicycle but also rides it every day, and 11,000 km...

The World Must Halt Deforestation and Use Forests Sustainably, FAO Director-General says

The world must halt deforestation, plant trees to make the planet greener and restore productive capacities, and use forests and trees sustainably, QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization...

How Digital Technology and Innovation Can Help Protect the Planet

For many countries around the world, from the US and the UK to China and Japan, July was one of the hottest months since global record-keeping began in the 1800s. The global...

Migratory Monarch Butterfly now Endangered – IUCN Red List Gland

The global sturgeon reassessment published reveals that 100 percent of the world’s remaining 26 sturgeon species are now at risk of extinction, up from 85 percent in 2009. The assessments are based...

A New Declaration to Help Save our Oceans

Last week, world leaders adopted a landmark declaration at the United Nations’ Ocean Conference in Lisbon to scale up science-based and innovative actions and address the ocean emergency of habitat loss, ocean...

The Interlinked Threats Facing Lakes and Why we Need to Protect Them

Across the world, lakes fed by rivers, glacial melt, groundwater and rain have played an important role in human civilization and development. They contain 90 percent of the fresh water on the...

Celebrate World Ocean Day with the Blue Belt Programme

Covering over 70 per cent of the planet the Ocean has a major role in everyday life. It produces at least 50 per cent of the planet’s oxygen, is home to most...

USD 43 Million Boost for Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss

With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently...

The UN Biodiversity Conference: The Road to a Bold New Agreement for Nature

Healthy, biodiverse ecosystems sustain life on Earth by providing air, water and other essential elements. From forests to farmlands to oceans, the planet’s ecosystems are the basis of resources, services and industries. Despite...

What is the Sixth Mass Extinction and What Can We Do About It?

A mass extinction is a short period of geological time in which a high percentage of biodiversity, or distinct species—bacteria, fungi, plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates—dies out. In this definition, it’s...

As Climate Changes, World Grapples With a Wildfire Crisis

Whether it’s the Australian coast or the rainforests of Brazil, unrestrained wildfires – shrouded by black smoke and punctuated by the crackle of burning vegetation – have laid waste to some of...

Greenpeace Calls for Unity and Action as Delegates Arrive at Biodiversity Meeting in Geneva

Greenpeace calls for action to increase land and sea protection to at least 30 per cent by 2030 with clear funding and implementation, and to recognize and strengthen the rights of Indigenous...

G20 Countries Can Help Close Climate Finance Gap by Investing in Nature-based Solutions

Climate failure ranks as one of the top risks in the Global Risks Report 2022, published by the World Economic Forum. A new report, titled The State of Finance for Nature in...

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