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Biodiversity

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Banking on Biodiversity: A New Commitment to Conserve Nature

In the 1990s, the London-based Forum for the Future developed the idea of the “five types of sustainable capital from where we derive the goods and services we need to improve the quality of our lives.” Today, a group of financial capitalists are making a fresh commitment to Natural Capital. So far 20 financial institutions

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

World Governments Establish Biodiversity Panel

Governments from more than 90 countries have agreed to establish an independent panel of scientists to assess the very latest research on the state of the planet’s fragile ecosystems. The decision, which will create a body akin to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was made in Panama City this weekend, after years of

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Launching the FCA-SNV Biodiversity & REDD+ Platform

We are pleased to launch the Biodiversity & REDD+ Platform, a partnership between Forest Carbon Asia and SNV Netherlands Development Organization with funding support from the International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU). This platform is dedicated to bringing you comprehensive reviews and latest updates on REDD+ biodiversity-related issues, and links

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

EU-funded Study Underlines Importance of Congo Basin for Global Climate and Biodiversity

With its 1.7 billion square kilometres, an area equivalent to 5 times the size of Germany, the Congo Basin forest is the world’s second largest tropical forest. The ‘State of the Congo Basin Forests 2010’ report launched in Douala, Cameroon, at the Annual meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), provides a comprehensive and

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Finance For Biodiversity is a “New Face for Capitalism”

“Conserving the planet’s species and habitats is central to sustainable developmentyet the global decline in biodiversity is accelerating,” says UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon. “The United Nations decade on biodiversity is an opportunity to reverse this trend, under the theme living in harmony with nature.” From 6-9 March 2012, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Governments of

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