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The Coalition & IUCN Launch New Webinar Series: Valuing Natural Capital & Local Communities for Business in Eastern & Southern Africa
China CO2 Emissions Fall for First Time Since COVID Rebound, Report Says
China saw CO2 emissions drop by ~0.5% in July-September from a year earlier, marking a turnaround from an ~9% increase in emissions in the first half of 2021.
Natural vs. Artificial: Which Christmas Tree Option is Better for the Climate?
Q: The time for festive decoration is approaching – but how can it be done sustainably?
A: It depends on how long a reusable tree is kept, and the method of waste disposal.
Europe’s Butterflies are Vanishing as Small Farms Disappear:
“This is a single habitat,” biologist Stefanescu says, gesturing at the sea of green stalks. “And it’s a hostile one.”
But rewilding grasslands can turn farms into species-rich havens.
Can Bamboo Walls Help Uganda Hold Back Worsening Floods?
By slowing floodwater & stabilising riverbanks, living bamboo walls could protect farmers from climate change-worsened floods – & earn them extra income in the process.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3xmG4MZ Via @TRF_Climate
Brazil Faces Economic Pain as Amazon Forest Destruction Dries Up Water Supplies:
Brazil has lost ~16% of surface water in the past 30 years & scientists warn rising rates of deforestation are set to worsen shortages, hurting power providers & farmers.
New Online Business Training Course on Valuing Nature & People to Launch:
We’ve partnered with @WeValueNature to develop a free, online business training course focusing on valuing nature & people to inform decision-making.
Sign up to be a beta tester: https://bit.ly/3HV2Hgo
Humans & Jaguars Can Live Together:
>25 years of experience illustrates how to live successfully in a landscape with jaguars – even in areas where livestock is a priority – just as they’re starting to return to the United States.
https://bit.ly/2Zpp8Jm Via @Revelator_News
Small Farms Battle Speculators Over Centuries-old Water Rights in Drought-stricken Colorado:
A small farming community is racing to secure rights that will protect the centuries-old irrigation system they need to survive.
We’re partners of the European Business & Nature Summit for the 5th year running.
The EBNS provides a key moment to take stock of progress, look to the future & unite the community working to drive positive action across the private sector.
Register now: https://bit.ly/3oVPQSH
Achieving Net-Zero Climate Targets Will Depend on Public Lands:
To slow climate change, we’ll need to not just cut emissions, but sequester them. And for that we’ll need to protect healthy ecosystems, experts say.
https://bit.ly/3cKO2Go Via @Revelator_News
The Win-Wins of Integrated Solutions:
What’s good for biodiversity is good for the climate & for people.
Climate change, nature loss & rising inequity are not independant challenges. That means that there are solutions that can address them all.
Large Insurers Are Hatching a Plan to Take Down Coal:
Insurers have a uniquely powerful role in addressing climate change — & one that may help determine the coal industry’s very existence in the next two decades, if not sooner.
The Latest Farm Product: Carbon Credits:
Global cropland has the potential to sequester as much as 570 million metric tons of carbon per year. New projects that pay farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices could help.
https://nyti.ms/3HObxg2 Via @nytclimate
Australia Faces Wave Extinctions Without Urgent Action on Invasive Species:
Australia could face a wave of plant & animal extinctions by 2050 unless it takes urgent action to address invasive species which already cost the nation at least $25bn a year.
The Smart Climate Money Is on Women:
Climate-change projects could provide a unique opportunity to invest in women’s potential. By directing financial resources we can make significant & simultaneous progress in tackling climate change & gender inequity.
Nature Can’t Wait:
“Countries should commit to conserving at least 30% of the planet’s land & oceans by 2030 in order to prevent a catastrophic loss of nature & stem climate change”, writes the Costa Rican Minister of Environment & Energy in @ProSyn.
Wildfires in California Killed Thousands of Giant Sequoias:
The past 15 months have been devastating for the majestic trees as fires destroyed thousands of mature individuals, an estimated 13-19% of the world population, officials said.
https://nyti.ms/3nBVI3Y Via @nytclimate
Indigenous People Get <1% of Climate Funding:
Over 10 years, only 0.74% of development aid allocated to address climate change was given to support Indigenous peoples & local community tenure rights despite their indispensable custodianship.
Initiative Aims to Save Curlew from Extinction in Wales:
The curlew holds a cherished place in Welsh folklore & culture, its haunting call is regarded as a harbinger of spring.
Communities hope to save it from extinction in what used to be a stronghold.
Vancouver Is Marooned by Flooding & Besieged Again by Climate Change:
After a summer of deadly heat & uncontrolled wildfires, British Columbia was hit by record rainfalls that forced the evacuation of towns & destroyed highways & rail lines.
#COP26 Took Us One Step Closer to Combating the Climate Crisis:
Compromise was inevitable, but the COP increased the speed of action with 3 important developments, including that “nature is finally recognised for its solution potential” says @CFigueres.
Technology & Tradition Team Up to Protect a Sacred Island’s Turtles:
The island is Africa’s most important nesting ground for green sea turtles & locals regard it as sacred.
Researchers & local people now work together to protect it.
https://bit.ly/3nEXRMr Via @mongabay
Accounting for Climate Change:
‘Whether the market system can be harnessed to deliver rapid & large-scale emission reductions remains to be seen. But a new accounting-standards board focused on climate disclosure certainly improves the odds.’
https://bit.ly/3Dx5muk Via @ProSyn
The Places Humanity Must Not Destroy to Avoid Climate Chaos:
Detailed new mapping has pinpointed the carbon-rich forests & peatlands that would not recover before 2050 if lost & that we cannot afford to destroy if climate catastrophe is to be avoided.
Finding Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe:
First report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture. But there are signs of hope — coral is growing in some regions, & corals can recover if given a decade of reprieve from hot water.
Climate Policy Is Social Policy:
Poor & marginalized communities are most affected by climate change & have the least resources to address it. Pakistan aims to show that it’s possible to lift people out of poverty while also tackling the climate crisis.
System change is required to avert catastrophes such as climate-induced weather events & future pandemics.
But it’s difficult to get people to tackle such threats in concert when most perceive only a slow deterioration.
https://bit.ly/3kIQH7V Via @ProSyn
‘Nature Loss is as Big a Business Risk as Climate Change’:
“But for all its shortfalls, COP did mark a significant shift in one critical aspect: nature was part of the climate discussions at a greater scale than ever before,” – @TNFD_ co-chair.
Climate Change as a Rights Issue:
Legal experts say a shift in the narrative to focus on the risks climate change poses to fundamental human rights has been crucial in forcing governments to acknowledge the need for action to protect their citizens.
#COP26 served as the first time that the voices of nature, biodiversity & Indigenous peoples have been integrated into the broader climate change negotiations.
Understanding these crucial connections is a step in the right direction.
https://bit.ly/3l8ECJx Via @Revelator_News