Biodiversity

CIFOR: Cleared Land

Companies Scramble to Meet Consumer Demand for Zero Deforestation

With increasing awareness of palm-oil related rainforest deforestation, demand for deforestation-free products is on the rise.
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Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

The world’s largest coral reef system is in danger of disappearing: Can it be saved?
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China, The Nature Conservancy Work to Curb Pollution

It might seem like a strange partnership between a nonprofit and a huge nation, but it might work. TNC’s Conservation Blueprint project identified…
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Financing Conservation Through Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

The need for policies that promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services is more important than ever. World Resource…
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U.N. IPBES Aims for Indigenous Knowledge-Science Synthesis

With a mission to conserve and make sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems services the world over, the U.N. CBD's Intergovernmental Platform on…
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Volkswagen Biodiversity Initiative To Establish Nature Corridor in Mexico

VW is taking its commitment to ecological sustainability a step further with the launch of the "Think Blue. Nature." program in Puebla, Mexico.…
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World Bank Highlights Biodiversity’s Central Role in Alleviating Poverty

The World Bank is stepping up efforts capable of coincidentally realizing the twin goals of alleviating poverty and conserving biodiversity. Having invested over…
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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private…
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Women in CSR: Sophia Siskel, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sophia Shaw Siskel, President and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in…
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Food Waste Has a Big Impact on Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity

The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world's…
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Starbucks Increases Ethical Sourcing Practices with New Farm in Costa Rica

This week Starbucks announced it would increase its ethical sourcing practices with the investment in a new farming and research center in Costa…
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Microsoft Takes on Biodiversity Modeling

Microsoft Research scientists are partnering with UNEP to develop a general ecosystem model of biodiversity throughout the world.
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Why Certifications Like Rainforest Alliance Matter

One certification program that keeps growing, avoids controversy, and now scores more multinationals under its umbrella is Rainforest Alliance
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More Coal Mining or Saving Tigers? India Wrestles with the Choice

Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India…
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WWF Urges Rio+20 Attendees to Measure Natural Capital

Natural capital, which incorporates social and environmental, as well as financial, dimensions into national accounts and corporate balance sheets, provides a much more…