Biodiversity

Biodiversity Moves Beyond Counting Species – Nature

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published in Nature.  “Emmett Duffy was about 5 metres under water off the coast of Panama, when a giant, tan-and-white porcupine fish caught his eye. The slow-moving creature would have been a prime target for predators if not for the large, treelike branches of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) it was sheltering… [more]

Why We Need a Better Philosophy of Trees

13th November 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “On November 6 1217, Henry III’s Charter of the Forest gave ordinary English people back their traditional rights to use royal hunting grounds for livestock grazing and collecting firewood. The freedoms that were restored in the use of ancient woodland reshaped the community’s legal and political relationship with nature. But, today,… [more]

Natural Capital, the Secret for Sustainable Cities

10th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Triple Pundit. “In our search for better management of natural capital, cities are where the difference can be made. City authorities often show genuine leadership in protecting the natural environment, and pursue ambitious targets beyond those set at national and international levels. They recognize the immense potential of using… [more]

EU and China Deepen Collaboration on Environmental Policies & Natural Capital Accounting

7th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally released on Europe.eu. “On 1 November 2017 the Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched the new project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” in Beijing. The EU and China’s economic prosperity are underpinned by their natural capital, i.e. its biodiversity, including ecosystems that provide essential… [more]

‘Nature Knows No Boundaries’: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

7th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution. “Humanity is facing a biodiversity crisis. To solve environmental problems, we bring people from Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to the same table. Conservation efforts are beneficial for all communities and facilitate constructive dialog across divides in conflict zones. This pleads for the… [more]

Bring Politics of Biodiversity at Same Level as Climate Change – UNEP

3rd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Rappler.  “United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) head Erik Solheim on Wednesday, October 25, challenged countries to bring the politics of biodiversity at the same level as climate change by 2020. Solheim is in Manila for the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory… [more]