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Find the latest insights and events from around the world related to capitals. Articles featured are not necessarily endorsed by the Coalition team or Coalition organizations.
The Coalition & IUCN Launch New Webinar Series: Valuing Natural Capital & Local Communities for Business in Eastern & Southern Africa
Determined to protect 30% of its terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats, Gabon is emerging as a conservation leader:
“We are convinced that investment in biodiversity conservation & natural capital is critical for human wellbeing.” @LeeWhiteCBE
A successful #COP15 and the adoption of an ambitious Global #Biodiversity Framework is crucial for all businesses.
Join @BfNCoalition’s webinar to learn how to contribute to the #COP15 Business Advocacy Campaign.
🗓️ 6 September 10am & 5pm CEST
Air pollution: Low income communities breathe worse air.
Clean air has become an issue of social justice and equality with low income & ethnic minority communities more likely to live in areas with high air pollution.
https://bbc.in/3BVwOEa via @BBCWales
#IndigenousPeoples are stewards for over 80% of global biodiversity, and have protected nature for generations.
The multiple values of nature to Indigenous communities, including its spiritual & cultural value, must be conserved & considered in decision-making.
#IndigenousPeoples are custodians of the natural world 🌎
To tackle societal challenges like #ClimateChange, biodiversity loss & growing inequality, we must protect their collective rights to lands, territories & resources and embed them into decision-making.
Our £135bn debt to the humble bee:
If given a monetary value, its contribution to our wellbeing would be hefty. Society has not typically given value to pollinators, or other sources of #NaturalCapital such as peat bogs, seagrass & rivers.
🐝 https://on.ft.com/3bEEXlA via @FT
Make @TNFD_ reporting mandatory, says head of UN biodiversity convention:
@mremae calls for government action to make nature-related disclosure mandatory at #COP15. “…nature is economy and it is business. Without it, the latter two will collapse.”
Flood risk affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure:
Latest @WorldBank analysis finds when flood exposure & poverty coincide, the risk to livelihoods is most severe. Systemic action is urgently needed.
Nature-friendly farming does not reduce productivity, study finds:
Restoring #NaturalCapital through nature-friendly farming can help maintain crop yield, whilst providing an opportunity to boost biodiversity & food security.
🦋🌽🧑🌾 https://bit.ly/3JvpIYL via @guardianeco
How Scientists Are Working To Restore The World’s Embattled Kelp Forests:
New data to help restore wild kelp forests is critical to tackling climate change, reversing biodiversity loss and protecting coastal communities from storm surges 🌊🌱
https://bit.ly/3vyhEAn via @wef
The capitals form the foundation of human wellbeing and economic success.
By moving beyond economic value, we can incorporate people, nature & society into our decision-making and create value across all the capitals for a #NaturePositive future.
Nepal was supposed to double its tiger population since 2010. It tripled it:
“This success was possible due to the unwavering political will of the government of Nepal…but most of all the communities that live alongside tigers.”
🐯🌍👏https://bit.ly/3cZocBU via @Mongabay
We Need a Clearer Roadmap to a Resilient Food System:
As climate change hits farmers & those who depend on them, creating a smarter food system is now critical. #COP27 offers a vital moment for strengthened resilience & food security🌾
https://tmsnrt.rs/3PVM4Vx via @TRF_Climate
Join our growing international team as a Project Officer!
If you’re a dynamic, engaging & well-organized person we’d love to hear from you to support 2 new EU-funded projects 🇪🇺
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The Space Tech Helping to Tackle Deforestation:
Real-time satellite technology is helping to map global forest cover and accurately assign carbon emissions associated with forest loss to inform local restoration efforts & prevent further deforestation🌲
Like Bees of the Seas, These Crustaceans Pollinate Seaweed:
It’s the first known case of an animal helping algae reproduce, and could suggest that pollination first evolved in the world’s ancient oceans.
What is the capitals approach?
Our free online course can help you understand the capitals & guide you in transforming decision-making in your organization to create value #ForNature, people & society alongside businesses & the economy.
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To Protect Vital Ecosystems, Turn to Those Living in Them:
As the critical @UNBiodiversity conference approaches, recognition that nature protection will only be effective if it includes indigenous peoples & local communities is growing.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3oBCgUL Via @TRF_Climate
Unearthing the Secret Superpowers of Fungus:
Some can store exceptional levels of carbon. Others help plants survive brutal droughts & fight off pests. Some are especially good at feeding nutrients to crops, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers.
🚨BREAKING: #UNGA recognise the universal human right to a healthy environment 🌱
We must protect the natural world to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet for us & future generations.
#COP15 provides a critical moment for leaders to take action #ForNature, climate & people.
Conserving nature benefits our livelihoods, economies, health, climate & the planet.
By understanding how we impact & depend on the natural world, we can embed this into decision-making to help conserve nature & secure a #NaturePositive future for all🌍
What is Nature Valuation & Why Does it Matter?
“Shifting decision-making towards the multiple values of nature is a really important part of the system-wide transformative change needed to address the current global biodiversity crisis.”
Stopping Wildfires Before They Start:
“There is no time to sit down and cry.”
The Amazon is burning at its fastest pace in over a decade. Meet one scientist who’s trying to reverse the trend.
https://nyti.ms/3S4DzsM Via @nytclimate
Our July newsletter covers our latest Nature-related Impact & Dependency Analysis report launch with @TNFD_ , delves into our Beyond ESG report and welcomes two new Capitals Hubs to the Coalition.
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Mangroves protect communities more effectively against coastal storms and are 30 times cheaper than building seawalls 🌊
Investing in conserving natural defences such as mangroves can provide a range of benefits #ForNature & people 🌱
Beavers To Be Given Legal Protection in England:
‘Nature’s engineers’ who create wetlands with their dams are recognised as native wildlife in a step forward for the charismatic rodents which were hunted to extinction in the country 400 years ago.
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Bringing Back the Beasts: Global Rewilding Plans Take Shape:
With a growing number of studies demonstrating the importance of large mammals to healthy ecosystems, scientists are proposing concrete plans to reintroduce these animals to the wild.
Destruction of Nature as Threatening as Climate Crisis, EU Deputy Warns:
The human-made crisis engulfing the natural world is “just as threatening, perhaps even more so” than the climate crisis, warns @TimmermansEU one of the EU’s most senior officials.
Urban Wetlands ‘Could Improve Wellbeing in Deprived UK Areas’:
London’s natural spaces save the NHS ~£950m a year in physical & mental health costs, but those in the poorest urban communities are twice as likely to live in places without natural spaces.