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.
Countries need to do more to protect areas that may not be important for biodiversity, but provide key ecosystem services such flood mitigation and water and soil retention, says environmentalist Zhiyun Ouyang.
Claire Hope Cummings –
What is gene drive technology, and why is it terrible news for natural ecosystems? Environmental lawyer Claire Hope Cummings spells out the dangers of genetic interventions in the name of conservation.
and Stefanie Fishel –
There are authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own version of the World Trade Organisation or UN Security Council, say professors Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel.
Climate change is one of the biggest risks to societies and economies around the world, but many of the most cost effective solutions to manage this risk are already available in nature, writes The Nature Conservancy's Maria Damanaki.
Companies are sometimes blamed for driving deforestation, but small and medium enterprises can actually help solve the problem through sustainable forest management and businesses built on ecosystem services, says WWF Landscape FInance Lab founder Paul Chatterton.
Instead of fixating on reducing carbon emissions as the solution to climate change, we must pursue strategies to transform our economic systems to work within – and with – our natural environment, say climate experts.
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 ...