Enabling Environment

Protecting Biodiversity to Ensure a Secure Future

26th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at CGIAR.  “Better science and knowledge for better policy on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in the Asia-Pacific region. Biodiversity and ecosystem services are intricately linked to almost every aspect of human development, which is why Governments, businesses and communities must prioritize them in shaping our collective future. For… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol Makes Value of Natural Infrastructure Clear to Decision Makers

25th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Hindu.  “…Businesses have the opportunity to contribute to the SDGs particularly SDG9 (resilient infrastructure), SDG 13 (climate change) and SDG 15 (reverse land degradation) while addressing business needs and deriving benefits from NI solutions. Businesses can integrate disaster risk into their management practices as indicated in the recently… [more]

What’s Next for Corporate Water Stewardship? The Natural Capital Protocol – Q&A with MillerCoors

25th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Environmental Leader.  “Water is a moving environmental target. In 2015, MillerCoors set several ambitious water-related sustainability goals for 2020, including reducing the water-to-beer ratio across all their direct operations. The total of water gallons saved over five years across their whole value chain is expected to be in the… [more]

Illegal Logger Now Manages Hummingbird Ecotourism Center with Support from REDD+

24th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Conservation International‘s Human Nature Blog.  “Norbil Becerra once knew only one way to make a living: cutting down trees for illegal logging companies in the Peruvian Amazon, a 12-hour walk from his family in Peru’s northeastern San Martín region. Now, Becerra provides for his wife and three children in… [more]

Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity & ‘Value’ (Video)

24th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This video was originally published on European Union Environment.  Watch more videos from this series at: European Union Environment.

Ramping up Nature-Based Tourism to Protect Biodiversity and Boost Livelihoods

24th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at The World Bank.  Highlights: Tourism provides an economic benefit from wildlife and plays an important role in growing economies, sustainable development, and poverty alleviation. Wildlife is an asset and the trade in illegal wildlife threatens nature-based tourism. Over the past two years, the World Bank has reengaged in tourism… [more]