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The World’s Rich Nations Must Pay for Climate Damage:
Damage from extreme weather events is falling especially hard on developing countries, who have contributed least to climate change.
At #COP26, rich nations must begin to compensate them.
Countries Call for Urgent Action on Biodiversity with ‘Kunming Declaration’:
>100 countries pledged on Wednesday to put the protection of habitats at the heart of their government decision-making. Specific targets now need to be set.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3aUXUwt #COP15 #TheRaceIsOn
Sea Otters Protect Underwater Meadows:
“Wherever we look at sea otters, the vegetation seems to be really healthy”.
Otters enhance the genetic diversity of eelgrass, making their seagrass surroundings more resilient & benefiting many other species.
Look Beyond Carbon When Valuing Nature’s Services, Experts Say:
“We need to think of nature as the world’s critical infrastructure that holds the economy together, and we need to be able to place a value on doing that.”
https://bit.ly/30hjoBm Via @mongabay
The Most Important Global Meeting You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Is Now:
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a biodiversity collapse that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
https://nyti.ms/3AMALqw Via @nytclimate #Cop15 #TheRaceIsOn
EU Calls for Arctic Oil, Coal & Gas to Stay in the Ground:
The EU has called for oil, coal & gas in the Arctic to stay in the ground, as it announced aspirations to play a greater role in the world’s northernmost region.
U.S. On Pace for Record Number of Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters:
“What we are seeing now with these increasing disasters is with just 1 degree [C] of warming on our planet.”
https://bit.ly/3oXHgEt Via @YaleE360
Conservation Will Scale Only When Non-conservationists Also See its Value:
Conservation will only scale up when ‘non-conservationists’ – whether they are communities, government officials, economists or industrialists – recognise its value.
https://bit.ly/3BGItDy Via @mongabay
Calls for a New Human Rights-based Approach to Conservation:
Advocates say that a new approach based in human rights & legal recognition of Indigenous & community land tenure is needed to guide our response to a worsening biodiversity crisis.
A 20-year Mission in Waters of Lake Tanganyika:
“Imagine fish that look after their babies with a care that is close to humans’”.
A marine photographer first saw endangered cichlids languishing in a pet shop. Now his images could help save these fish.
China Launches $232m Biodiversity Protection Fund for Developing Countries:
Green groups hope the new fund could spur other donor countries to contribute to much-needed biodiversity finance at the @UNBiodiversity #COP15 summit in China.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3FHUQBE Via @TRF_Climate
Nearly Half of Britain’s Biodiversity has Gone Since Industrial Revolution:
“Britain has lost more of its natural biodiversity than almost anywhere else in western Europe, the most of all the G7 nations & more than many other nations such as China”.
Nature is at a tipping point.
Ahead of #COP26 & #COP15 more than 1,000 businesses are urging governments to adopt ambitious policies now to reverse nature loss this decade.
http://bit.ly/BfNCTA #NatureIsEveryonesBusiness #TheRaceIsOn Via @BfNCoalition
World Leaders Urged to Consider Health Benefits of Climate Action:
>400 international health organisations & professionals representing 2/3 of global healthcare workers call on politicians to consider health benefits of climate action ahead of #Cop26.
Ozone Pollution: A Growing Threat:
Ozone has long been known to pose a threat to humans. Now, scientists are learning that it also damages plants & trees, setting off a cascade of impacts that harms everything from soil microbes, to insects, to wildlife.
Halt Destruction of Nature or Risk ‘Dead Planet’, Leading Businesses Warn:
CEOs urge world leaders to commit to a global goal for nature, to redirect harmful subsidies & to embed the economic value of nature in decision-making.
https://bit.ly/3iPR7bC #COP15 Via @BfNCoalition
Biodiversity Loss is Jeopardising the Future of Medicine:
From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature’s been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting potentially transformational discoveries at risk.
Indigenous Leaders Call for Stronger Rights as UN Nature Summit Begins:
The call comes as 195 countries are expected to finalise a new pact to safeguard the planet’s plants, animals & ecosystems at the two-part #COP15 @UNBiodiversity summit.
We Need Joint Climate & Biodiversity Goals:
“Ecosystem collapse is as much a threat as the climate crisis, but valuing nature will help us meet both these challenges.”
Recognising value can catalyse a transformation in our relationship with nature.
Transitioning Towards An Equitable, Nature Positive & Carbon Neutral Economy:
@BfNCoalition, @wef, @wbcsd & @WMBtweets’s new #NaturePositive CEO briefing outlines why businesses need to act to protect nature & the steps that they must take.
Fires May Have Affected up to 85% of Threatened Amazon Species:
In the last 20 years, deforestation & forest fires have encroached on the ranges of thousands of plant & animal species.
Since 2001, an area up to the size of Washington state has burned.
Thanks to the Yurok Tribe, Condors Will Return to the Pacific Northwest:
Tribal elders made the decision to bring the bird back in 2003, kicking off years of research & outreach to pave the way for the critically endangered species’ return.
https://bit.ly/3Af9z37 Via @mongabay
This Desert Valley is Home to 500 Bee Species, A World Record:
497 species of bees live within just 6² miles of a single valley.
“The density of bees there is astronomical—far & away higher than anywhere else in the world that’s been carefully studied”.
India’s Rural Work Scheme Plots Green Jobs to Fight Climate Change:
Women are planting carbon-storing mangroves in eastern India under the government’s main employment scheme for rural households.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3oFrJZL Via @TRF_Climate
For Costa Rica’s Indigenous Bribri Women, Agroforestry is an Act of Resistance & Resilience:
Indigenous Bribri women are championing agroforestry practices in a tradition that mimics the diversity & productivity of the forest & stretches back millennia.
The Cities Reinventing Public Transit:
“You can hear voices again in the streets”.
Greener transportation is one of the keys to slowing climate change. See how several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.
https://nyti.ms/3DmwCv8 #RaceToZero Via @nytclimate
7 New Animals Discovered in 2021 So Far:
The world’s tiniest lizard, a new type of octopus, an ant named with the help of a rock star & even a whale.
Every year, researchers find hundreds of new species, & they’re still only scratching the surface.
In Peruvian Andes, Ancient Crops & Indigenous Techniques Hold Promise for a Climate-blighted Future:
Agricultural biodiversity is an essential resource for adapting global food supplies to the challenges posed by climate change.
https://bit.ly/3BgMfmY Via @mongabay
Extreme Weather Devastates Corn, Soybean, Avocado Production, Sending Prices Soaring:
This year’s extreme weather, caused by climate change, is impacting crops to extremes that farmers haven’t seen in their lifetimes.
https://bit.ly/3BjOxBJ Via @Axios
Can Birds Help Us Avoid Natural Disasters?
Researchers think birds can hear hurricanes & tsunamis—a sense they’re hoping to tap into to develop a bird-based early warning system.
https://bit.ly/3BiMduY Via @hakaimagazine