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.
Out of Trump’s Shadow, @WorldBank President Embraces Climate Fight:
David Malpass, who was met with skepticism in 2019, has become increasingly vocal about risks of climate change.
The transformation reflects the changing political winds in Washington.
How Did the Pandemic Affect Ocean Conservation?
“Clickbait stories of happy animals returning to suddenly quiet habitats paint an overly rosy picture of COVID-19’s impact on the marine environment.”
https://bit.ly/3a4XhjI Via @Revelator_News
Tomorrow at 9am & 5pm CET join speakers from
@UNStats, UNSEEA, @GoIStats & more at the launch of our Government Dialogue Hub.
The hub provides a space for the public sector to come together to collaborate on the global adoption of a capitals approach.
Simple Hand-built Structures Can Help Streams Survive:
Low-tech restoration gains popularity as a fix for ailing U.S. waterways.
Building simple structures—& inviting in dam-building beavers—can keep water where it’s needed to fight drought & wildfires.
Plural Valuation of Nature Matters for Environmental Sustainability & Justice:
Why do people care about nature? If we listen to them, we realize that the values ascribed to the living world are multiple & defy a common currency.
https://bit.ly/3tdiVcW Via @royalsociety
Why Protecting the Climate & Restoring Biodiversity Go Hand In Hand:
Global warming is a “threat multiplier” for habitats and species already under pressure – by understanding how the problems are linked, we can solve multiple crises at once.
How Sea Cucumbers Became Gold for Organised Crime:
They’re an unusual class of animals, but play a vital role in ocean ecosystems.
Overfishing & smuggling are affecting biodiversity & the livelihoods of local fishers in Sri Lanka.
Small Farms Outdo Big Ones on Biodiversity — & Crop Yields:
Worldwide, 84% of farms are <2 hectares in size.
While large-scale farms account for most of the global food supply, smallholdings protect species & are just as profitable & resource-efficient.
New UN Resolution Reinforces Link Between Human Rights & Environment:
More than 155 states have now recognized some form of a right to a healthy environment in international agreements or their national constitutions, legislation, or policies.
Human health, animal health, & environmental health are all one, says Dr. Jane Goodall.
“…baboons & bush pigs, pangolins & all the rest, they are sentient beings and they have a role to play…It’s all interconnected, that’s really the message.”
As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them:
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia prevented “a much bigger catastrophe”, & could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
Rewilding Our Cities: Beauty, Biodiversity & the Biophilic Cities Movement:
Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive – they contribute to human wellbeing & action on biodiversity loss & climate change.
Marine Species Increasingly Can’t Live at Equator due to Ocean Warming:
Scientists said the consequences of the shift could be profound & would be challenging to predict.
It will impact not only on ecosystems, but also on communities & economies.
Join us & @IUCN for a new webinar series.
On April 14 at 11 EAT, in the first of 5 sessions, we’ll introduce the question this series will address:
How can African businesses better value nature, communities & people to inform their decision making?
World’s Endemic Species at Risk:
Analysis of 270 biodiversity hotspots suggests almost 50% of endemic marine species & 84% of endemic mountain species will face extinction if the planet warms by >3C, which if current trends continue could happen in 2100.
Canada’s Herring Face Collapse say First Nations & Conservationists:
“Currently, we are managing herring to economic & biological decimation”.
Herring play a vital role in the ecosystem, as well as in the culture & livelihoods of local peoples.
Births Among Critically Endangered Right Whales Show Encouraging Rebound:
American right whale populations have dropped to an estimated 360 animals.
3 years ago, no calves were born at all.
This season saw largest number of calves in six years.
Wildlife Charities Raise £8m to Boost Nature Across England & Wales:
‘@WildlifeTrusts’ campaign to secure 30% of land & sea for nature’s recovery offers us a vision & level of ambition that is needed to reverse the loss of nature & to improve our lives.’
Debt & Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy:
There is growing recognition that staggering debt obligations stand in the way of meeting the immediate needs of people & making the necessary investments in climate mitigation & adaptation.
Damage from Invasive Species ‘Trebling Every Decade’:
Mosquitoes, rats & termites among those that hitched rides on trade routes, causing at least $1.3tn of damage.
The costs are >10x higher than funding for preventing or dealing with invasive species.
Indigenous Lands Contain Nearly 50% of the Amazon’s Intact Forest:
The best way to help stabilize the climate, preserve biodiversity, & protect indigenous cultures is to further strengthen the hold of Indigenous Amazon peoples over their ancestral lands.
Diving photographers are helping scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.
Most of them are no bigger than a fingernail; others are even smaller.
Each evening they rise from the depths in one of the largest migrations of organisms on the planet.
Rediscovery of Rare Gecko Delights Experts:
After a two year search, conservationists are celebrating the rediscovery as “incredibly significant”, with the elusive reptile not seen for more than a decade – & only twice ever.
Calls to redefine capitalism are rising. To succeed, the field of financial reporting & the content of financial statements must evolve.
Find out more in our latest report: Disclosing Impacts on Natural, Social & Human Capital in Financial Statements.
A Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology:
“There’s been over 140 years of microscopy. The idea that there’s something so fundamental that people have been missing is stunning.”
https://bit.ly/3cAFKS9 Via @edyong209 / @TheAtlantic
Endangered Condors Return to Northern California After Nearly a Century:
The reintroduction efforts have largely been led by the Yurok Tribe, whose ancestral land encompasses large swaths of forest & coastline that were once home to the condor.
America’s Bald Eagle Population Has Quadrupled:
There were only ~72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states in 2009.
The population is now above 300,000, underscoring decades of efforts to protect a species that was once on the brink of extinction.
Overcoming Water Scarcity Naturally:
Secure supplies of fresh water would yield far-reaching benefits, but achieving them requires significant sustained investment.
Investing in natural solutions, particularly in wetlands, is our best hope.
https://bit.ly/3lSGEfO Via @ProSyn
Rescheduling Debt for Climate & Nature Goals:
As we continue to struggle with COVID-19, we’re faced with intertwined crises: climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, pollution, & international debt.
But, these crises can be addressed as one.
Indigenous peoples by far the best guardians of forests – @UN report:
Report also calls for the peoples to be paid for the benefits of their stewardship, & for funding for the revitalisation of their ancestral knowledge of living in harmony with nature.