Asia Pacific is at "highest risk" of plummeting into deeper poverty and disaster if climate change measures are not quickly and strongly implemented, said scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
In this interview, the former sustainability chief of one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies talks about why many forest programs don't work and what it would take to catalyse the private sector to embrace conservation.
Ina Porras –
Nature gives us a lot: water, timber, minerals, biodiversity, food, clean air. But the perception that natural capital is endless and free leads to overuse and under-investment – and we constantly hear that there's not enough money to invest in the environment. A recent conference asked how we can shake the piggy bank to give something back to nature.
Gary Mortimer –
Banning the bag has been the war cry of the environmentally conscious for years, but doing so is but the first step to protecting the environment. Queensland University of Technology's Gary Mortimer explains why.
and Joshua Cinner –
Tropical coral reefs can be saved from climate change and other pressures, but the window of opportunity is closing. And reefs are guaranteed to be markedly different in the future.
Hydropower is a low-carbon energy source, but not without ecological, social, and economic consequences. The Nature Conservancy water expert Giulio Boccaletti argues for a more holistic, less damaging approach to planning and building dams.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...