News & Events
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.
At 3:30 BST our CEO @Mark_Gough will join @SkyNews live to discuss the importance of @UNBiodiversity COP15, why biodiversity must rise to the level of climate & the targets we’re looking to strengthen in the new Global Biodiversity Framework.
Watch live: https://bit.ly/3xFL2oF
Our Entire Civilisation Depends on Animals. It’s Time We Recognised Their True Value:
‘Our society & economy are embedded in a natural system that is maintained by the activities of animals, & without them, we would not be here’ – @TonyJuniper.
Our CEO @Mark_Gough is at @REvents_SustBiz this morning speaking with @wwf_uk’s Director of Advocacy & Campaigns to explore regenerative approaches to business, how Boards should be considering biodiversity & what #NaturePositive means for businesses.
@CapsCoalition’s @Mark_Gough poses “What does nature positive mean to you?”
#rbeu #sustainableleadership #decisivedecade
Social Protection Can Support People & Sustain Marine Ecosystems:
Social protection & labour programmes enable more sustainable & resilient livelihoods, but rarely respond to the needs of fishers. @IIED & @WorldBank have developed an integrated approach.
New Global Fund Invests in Nature to Mitigate Climate & Protect People:
The Climate Investment Funds aim to raise at least $500 million to protect ecosystems in developing countries, partnering with indigenous people & local communities.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3x8aDGJ Via @TRF_Climate
Bangladeshi Coastal Communities Plant Mangroves as a Shield Against Cyclones:
Cyclones are increasing in number & intensity, overrunning the dikes & embankments surrounding local communities.
So, they’ve initiated large-scale planting of mangroves.
How Do We Track the Fortunes of the World’s Peatlands?
They’re critical resources in taking carbon out of the atmosphere. What are the signs of our progress toward saving them or indications that we’re failing?
@nytclimate asked the experts.
The Vanishing Rio Grande:
The Rio Grande has long been impacted by agriculture & other uses. Now, rising temperatures & an unprecedented drought pose a grave & growing peril to the river, its ecosystems & the people who depend on them.
https://bit.ly/3awVFm0 Via @YaleE360
This week we’re at @StockholmPlus50 to call on policymakers to redesign our measures of economic success by prioritizing value creation across all capitals, not financial capital alone.
Learn more about the capitals approach: https://bit.ly/3NeUl5x
50 years ago, the world met in Stockholm and an environmental movement was born.
Now, at #Stockholm50, we have a chance to strengthen the spirit of this movement; to come together and recommend transformations to our society; to know: we have #OnlyOneEarth 🌍
Letting the Sea Have Its Way:
Near the community of Selsey UK, saltwater marsh & other coastal ecosystems have – with farmers’ blessings – been allowed to reclaim farmland, protecting communities from regular flooding & creating habitat for many species.
Align Project to Deliver Recommendations on Biodiversity Measurement & Valuation for Business:
Align supports businesses & financial institutions by establishing a standardized approach. Draft recommendations will be released for consultation in June.
Our May newsletter covers plans to develop the global Value Commission, the launch of high-level business actions on nature with @BfNCoalition, @SBT_Network, @WWF, @wbcsd, @TNFD_ & @wef & our latest Value Report.
Read on: https://bit.ly/3zcdsJk
Sign up: https://bit.ly/3a8loRo
‘Nature-Based’ Is Not Enough, We Need Nature-’Positive’:
“We need leaders — from governments & businesses, & especially from within the financial sector… to embrace, not just nature-based solutions, but nature-positive solutions.”
https://bit.ly/3N7kGCK Via @ensiamedia
Africa’s Sinking Coastal Heritage:
Researchers assessed the climate risk to 284 coastal African heritage sites.
They found that dozens of important cultural, social, & ecological sites are already at risk from climate hazards.
https://bit.ly/3t8v2Kr Via @hakaimagazine
Indigenous Land Rights Take Center Stage in @UNBiodiversity Global Framework:
‘If we truly want to save biodiversity & reverse the extinction crisis we must secure the land rights of Indigenous peoples & local communities at scale.’
https://bit.ly/3aoe9EZ Via @mongabay
It’s Time to Include Fungi in Global Conservation Goals:
Fungi play countless essential ecological roles & life on Earth would be unrecognizable without them.
Yet these valuable organisms remain overlooked by most scientists & conservationists.
Living Wages Increase Economic Productivity & Reduce Poverty:
A new @cisl_cambridge report highlights benefits of companies ensuring living wages across their supply chains.
Learn about our Accounting for a Living Wage project: https://bit.ly/3lOI0Jj
Protect Nature For Security & Survival:
“Beyond peace, collaboration, & open markets, long-term security depends on maintaining healthy ecosystems that provide the natural capital & services on which food production, our economies, & our survival rely.”
In Tanzania, Carbon Offsets Preserve Forests & a Way of Life:
Offsets are criticized for ignoring local community needs. But in Tanzania, indigenous peoples are earning good returns which enable them to protect their forests from poachers & agriculture.
🆕Our Value Report – 2021 Highlights:
This report provides a snapshot of our key successes & activities over 2021 as well as updates on our strategy & developments in the capitals approach more broadly from around the world.
Work Begins to Turn 99,000 Hectares in England Into Nature Recovery Projects:
“These five landmark projects… [will deliver] benefits for wildlife, local economies, adaptation to climate change & for public wellbeing.” – @NaturalEngland’s @TonyJuniper.
Climate Change Fuels Heat Wave in India & Pakistan:
Relentless heat has killed 90 people, led to flooding from glacial melting in the Himalayas, contributed to power shortages & stunted India’s wheat crop, helping to fuel an emerging global food crisis.
On Monday we hosted the event “Redefining value to transform decision-making” at @IntentForChange in Davos.
Read our CEO @Mark_Gough’s InTent op-ed: “The Capitals Approach is Integral to Transforming Decision-Making”.
High-level Business Actions on Nature Launched at #wef22:
Alongside @wbcsd, @BfNCoalition, @SBT_Network & @TNFD_, we released business actions for organizations wanting to take meaningful action to reverse nature loss & deliver a #NaturePositive future.
“It’s essential to understand the different ways in which people value nature, as well as the different ways that exist to measure these values” – @IPBES Chair in advance of their #ValuesAssessment.
Learn more about our mission to redefine value:
UK’s 19 largest banks & insurers ‘face £340bn in climate losses’ by 2050 without early action:
The @bankofengland climate stress test found that companies would suffer a surge in loan & mortgage defaults, investment losses, & climate lawsuits by 2050.
A Giant Stingray’s Safe Return to Its River Home:
“Even with the major environmental problems in the Lower Mekong, like dams, forest change & overfishing, these large, charismatic species are still there, wanting to persist.”
https://nyti.ms/3LJ9RoA Via @nytclimate
A Clear Water Revival:
In the Cape Floristic Region, a biodiversity wonderland hardly known outside South Africa, a decades-long effort to restore native fish & their streams is starting to pay off—but new trouble could undermine its fragile comeback.
‘Build a shared future for all life’, @antonioguterres:
“Biodiversity is essential for achieving the @GlobalGoalsUN, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security & supporting advances in human health”.
To Rewild a Rhino:
In northeastern India, taking care of a vulnerable species also means looking after the humans who live alongside it.
“We have to recognize humans as an intrinsic part of the rhino’s habitat”.
https://bit.ly/3PDeqEa Via @bioGraphic