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🌍 Our businesses. Our economies. Our livelihoods. All depend on nature.
🌱 #Target15 sends a powerful signal to the global business community that the status quo is over.
Now, efforts need to focus on implementation.
It’s #WorldWaterDay 💧
Today, we spotlight @YorkshireWater’s integrated capitals framework which has:
⚖️ Supported more holistic decision-making in providing water
🌿 Delivered real benefits for nature, people & society
Read the case study: http://bit.ly/3LExgeL
Global Fresh Water Demand Will Outstrip Supply By 40% By 2030:
With the world facing an imminent water crisis, the global dependence on water must be recognized, and it’s value incorporated into our policy & economic decision-making.
The Muckleshoot Tribe have always depended on #forests🌲
This #IntlForestDay we spotlight their work in illustrating the values they derive from the #TomanamusForest in its entirety – in particular the value of forest plants for human health 🍃
What Have We Learned From The @IPCC_CH #AR6 Report On #ClimateChange?
📈 We are likely to overshoot 1.5°C
🚨 Decarbonization must happen urgently
🌐 Action from the whole of society is required
And more…👉 http://bbc.in/40a6PSI
🚨 Latest #IPCC report today confirms climate, nature & society are deeply interconnected.
⏰ Urgent transformational change from all actors is needed now to tackle #ClimateChange if we are to avoid exceeding the 1.5°C tipping point.
The connection between biodiversity & business is deep.
Trillions of dollars of economic value across the world are dependent on nature & its services.
Our report with @SustInsti builds the business case for nature-related assessment & disclosure.
We all impact and depend on the health of the natural world, which underpins our thriving societies & economies🌍
💭 The concept of natural capital can help us understand the value of the earth’s resources, and better inform the decisions we make.
In Sri Lanka And Beyond, Seagrass Key To Livelihoods:
Recent study finds 🌱 seagrass is the most preferred habitat for fishing for local communities.
They are highly dependent on meadows due to catch reliability & accessibility for those without boats.
Business Nature Disclosures Still Majorly Lagging Behind Climate:
@CDP data reveals that 18,600 companies disclosed data on climate last year – yet less than half of this amount disclosed on biodiversity.
And only 1,000 disclosed information on forests.
We are excited to partner with @economistimpact for the 8th annual Sustainability Week.
Join us to explore practical insights to help companies & policymakers and many more to implement their sustainability plans.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/3EOcSn0
Mangroves Near Chinese Cities Can Reduce Storm Surges:
New model shows mangrove forests near cities in the Pearl River Delta can help protect coastal communities by reducing water surges during tropical storms 🌊
http://bit.ly/3YKSFFS via @newscientist
How Can Businesses Implement The New Global Biodiversity Framework?
@wef highlights 5⃣ ways in which businesses can successfully contribute to the new agreement including through transparency and awareness of their impacts & dependencies on nature.
Can Traditional Knowledge Keep California From Going Up In Flames?
Local communities manage 🔥 cultural burns with the aim to prevent catastrophic blazes, protect biodiversity, and enhance cultural & economic well-being at the same time.
http://bit.ly/3yusmZQ via @ensiamedia
High Seas Treaty: What Does It Mean For Business?
Businesses can start to implement anticipated policy changes by understanding new ‘blue economy’ investment opportunities & readying themselves for increased regulations.
http://bit.ly/3mCMwhE via @BusinessGreen
This #InternationalWomensDay we’re highlighting the need for a living wage for women 👩🔧
🧵 Global trends show a persistent failure to pay people a living wage, with women disproportionately affected.
The Coalition is #hiring for a Finance Officer!
Are you a skilled finance administrator with:
📊 Strong financial & organizational experience
✔️ Can-do attitude
👥 Dynamic & great interpersonal skills
Apply by 7 April to join our growing team: http://bit.ly/3SWBHTy
We’re delighted to be a part of @economistimpact 8th annual Sustainability Week, providing practical insights to companies, policymakers & many more to help implement their sustainability plans.
📅 29-31 March 2023
Join us: http://bit.ly/3Znb2BK
Restoring Natural Capital Can Help Reduce Extreme Poverty:
Functioning ecosystems can help decision-makers choose policies to lift people out of poverty & contribute to sustaining & nurturing communities through income, health & spiritual fulfilment.
Natural Capital Isn’t A Hot New ESG Topic – It’s Intrinsically Linked To Climate:
“Deforestation simultaneously reduces the planet’s natural carbon sink capacity while also placing stress on natural habitats, thereby impacting biodiversity.” — @UBS
World Leaders Urged To Back Innovative Nature Financing At One Forest Summit:
Supporting & scaling up innovative biodiversity finance could help close the significant gap in funding for the safeguarding & restoration of nature.
http://bit.ly/3SPeIKn via @theGEF
Check out our most recent newsletter for the latest updates from the Coalition:
🪢 Learn more about the upcoming Integrated Capitals Protocol & engagement opportunities
📚 Find out how to become a beta tester for our latest e-learning course
Read on: http://bit.ly/3IP3FMF
Historic Global Ocean Treaty Reached After Decade of Talks 🌏
The new agreement will:
🌊 Put 30% of the world’s oceans into protected areas
📋 Place stricter regulations on deep sea activities
⚖️ Ensure equitable sharing of marine genetic resources
Sacred Groves: Spiritual Connection Helps Protect Nature:
From Ethiopia’s highlands to the Australian rainforest, there are thousands of sacred and ecologically important forests that have survived thanks to traditional religious & spiritual beliefs.
Microplastics Are Filling the Skies:
Tiny pieces of plastic are being lofted into the atmosphere.
They can travel thousands of miles & affect the formation of clouds, meaning they have the potential to impact temperature, rainfall & even the climate.
Seeing the River for the Fish:
Scientists & local people are working to save an iconic but little-known fish species in India—but first they have to find it.
“[We] have barely scratched the surface of the ecology. And we don’t know how much we’ve lost.”
What Conservation Sounds Like:
“There is always more than is seen”.
New bioacoustic tools are revolutionizing scientific research and enabling much quicker conservation efforts around the globe.
https://bit.ly/3IwT9JD Via @bioGraphic
How Will Creatures That Can Barely Move Handle Climate Change?
As the world warms, coastal species will suffer.
While fish, birds & other species may be able to escape toward the poles, many species can barely move, let alone traverse the open ocean.
Join the @TEEBAgriFood project & @cebds as they host an event with businesses in Brazil to explore their food systems transformation journey to include the value of nature & people in their decision-making.
🗓️ 1 March
📌 FGV-EAESP, São Paulo
✍️ Register http://bit.ly/3ZYRRPt
Our Health Depends on Biodiversity:
Nature’s ‘living laboratory’ harbours potential future disease spillovers but also undiscovered health breakthroughs.
Stemming biodiversity loss reminds us if the natural world is healthy, we will be too.
http://bit.ly/3IQUWe8 via @UNDP