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‘Gamechanging’ £10m Environmental DNA Project to Map Life in World’s Rivers:
Joint @IUCN & @NatureMetrics eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians & land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong.
Demand for ESG Advice Drives PwC Hiring Boom:
PwC will increase its headcount by 100,000 as part of a $12bn investment in recruitment, training, technology & deals designed to capture a booming market for environmental, social & governance advice.
Half the Trees in Two New English Woodlands Planted by Jays:
Former fields naturally regenerated with oaks growing from acorns buried by the birds with no plastic tree-guards, watering or expensive management, boosting the case for natural regeneration.
Can the UK Stop Eels From Sliding into Extinction?
A centuries-old trade has been thwarted by trafficking, & now by Brexit.
An unusual rewilding mission just off the UK’s M5 motorway hopes to aid a 4,000-mile eel migration back to British rivers.
Companies With $2.1 Trillion of Debt Face Natural Capital Risks:
Companies with $2.1 trillion of debt are heavily dependent on nature for resources & materials, even as many of them contribute to its destruction according to @MoodysInvSvc.
https://bloom.bg/3pX7gym via @business
Disease Causing Mass Deaths of Frogs Reaches Britain:
“This has alarming implications for conservation”.
A disease that causes mass die-offs in frogs has been found in captive UK populations for the first time, scientists have warned.
How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long before 50C will be normal.
Extreme heart disproportionally impacts on the disadvantaged & bakes in inequality, but adopting nature-based solutions in cities will help us all.
Join us on June 22 with @UNEP & @TEEB4ME for a webinar outlining our learnings from the TEEBAgriFood for Business project as it reaches its midway, & to learn about the Operational Guidelines for Business.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wuK64J
Sea Eagles Spotted at Loch Lomond for First Time in Over a Century:
The last known UK sighting before reintroduction was reported in 1918. Now there are ~150 breeding pairs.
Sea eagles are the UK’s largest bird of prey, with a wingspan of 200-240cm.
England’s Infrastructure Projects will be #NaturePositive, Ministers Vow:
Commitment is part of formal response to the #DasguptaReview which found the planet is being put at “extreme risk” due to failure of economics to account for the value of nature.
A Gray Whale Swam Halfway Across the World, Setting a New Record:
The whale traveled from the North Pacific to Namibia, more than 16,700 miles & over halfway around the world.
It’s the longest distance ever recorded by a marine vertebrate.
UK Banks to Reveal Exposure to Climate Crisis for First Time:
UK banks must reveal their exposure to the climate crisis, highlighting the risks that climate impacts will pose for the financial system as part of @bankofengland’s climate stress tests.
Climate change & nature loss threaten human health, wealth, happiness & identity.
The @G7 can lead the way towards an equitable, #naturepositive & carbon neutral future.
Will they step up, or will they go down in history as the ones who threw away our last chance?
There is a direct relationship between reducing emissions, restoring nature, creating jobs and ensuring long-term economic growth.
The @G7 has an unprecedented opportunity to drive a global Green Industrial Revolution and transform the way we live.
Climate & Nature Crises Must be Addressed Holistically:
Humanity must solve the climate & nature crises together or risk solving neither say 50 of the world’s leading scientists in joint @IPBES & @IPCC_CH report.
We risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from Covid-19 with newly green economies, the @UN secretary general warned.
“When you’re on the verge of the abyss, you need to make sure your next step is in the right direction.”
6 out of 7 #G7 nations have endorsed the #LeadersPledgeForNature & committed to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.
The outlier, the U.S., has committed to “bend the curve of biodiversity loss by 2030”.
Now we need action.
Join us on Monday at the @CogX_Festival!
At a @Nature4Climate session, our CEO @Mark_Gough will interview Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta & @KatBruce2 to discuss the enabling role of technology in unlocking nature’s value & scaling nature-based solutions.
The Secret Bears of Bolivia’s Lost Dry Forests:
A secret population of spectacled bears has been discovered in a remnant, endangered forest in the highlands of Bolivia.
It’s one of the last surviving patches of highly imperilled inter-Andean dry forest.
Webinar: Transforming Decision-making for African SMEs:
Join us, @IUCN & @USAID on June 16 to explore how the SME360X software, developed by @GIST_India, can help SMEs to measure, value & manage their impacts & dependencies on natural capital.
.@G7 Leaders Face Make-or-break Moment in Climate & Nature Crises:
The message is clear: Leaders must act now or go down in history as the ones who threw away last-ditch chance.
Our leaders must work together for a #NaturePositive world.
Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big Say @IPBES & @IPCC_CH Scientists:
“Unless the world stops treating climate change & biodiversity collapse as separate issues, neither problem can be addressed effectively.”
https://nyti.ms/3czu7uc Via @nytclimate
Today, in a joint statement, @JoeBiden & @BorisJohnson “committed to mainstreaming nature across all sectors & into economic decision-making” & to “bend the curve of biodiversity loss by 2030” championing @IPBES & @IPCC_CH.
New @IPBES & @IPCC_CH #BiodiversityClimateScience report shows that biodiversity loss & climate change are both driven by human economic activities & mutually reinforce each other.
Neither will be resolved unless both are tackled together.
Colorado Records First Litter of Gray Wolf Pups Since 1940s:
Three pups have been spotted with their parents, state wildlife officials said.
The news comes after the state’s voters narrowly backed a ballot measure to reintroduce wolves to public lands.
To Stem Nature Loss, Start by Ending Harmful Subsidies, Economists Say:
Raising hundreds of billions of dollars in new “nature” finance will achieve little unless current incentives for environmental destruction are removed, analysts say
https://tmsnrt.rs/3vaEOtV Via @TRF_Climate
Two New Species of Flying Squirrel Discovered in the Himalaya:
“This discovery is so exciting…That there were two relatively large animals that had gone unreported shows how little we know about the natural world.”
Leading Investors Urge Governments to End Support for Fossil Fuels:
457 investors who hold almost 1/3 of world’s assets under management called for governments around the world to end support for fossil fuels & set targets for rapid emissions reductions.
Our world faces multiple interconnected crises.
Momentum is building for a world that is equitable, #NaturePositive & carbon neutral.
The @G7 can lead the way. Will they step up #ForNature?
‘It was sad having to leave’: Climate crisis splits Alaskan town in half:
All of Newtok’s residents will have to move to higher ground but funding shortages & Covid mean some are being left behind, splitting the village in half in population & in spirit.
EU Needs Legally Binding Targets to Protect Nature, Say Lawmakers:
The EU has rallied behind scientists’ recommendations to safeguard 30% of the planet.
The Parliament said the EU should push to make this legally binding.