Myanmar’s Indigenous people have faced the loss of their lands, community forests, and deteriorating health conditions due to illegal logging and mining. But in the face of political turmoil, environmental activists are fearful of arrests.
Notorious for animal testing and unsustainable sourcing, a first sector-wide report highlights the progress the flavours and fragrances industry has made in sustainability, aided by activists, consumer demand and biotechnology.
The Philippines' new fisheries management framework to curb illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has seen drastic delays in its implementation in part due to the Covid-19 pandemic, experts and various groups say.
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If governments can agree to targets laid out in a new biodiversity framework, our societies, economies and financial system may have a fighting chance at preventing the precipitous decline of the planet’s species and ecosystems.
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International biodiversity protection frameworks need to prioritise the establishment of areas safeguarded by indigenous communities who deliver the same conservation outcomes as big nature groups, but for a fraction of the cost.
Nature and climate are facing crises, and business has a key role to play. The Science Based Targets Network enables companies and cities to play a vital role in creating an equitable, nature positive, net-zero future using science-based targets.
Since 2006, the estimated costs of achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions from the world’s energy, building, industrial, and transport systems have plummeted. In most sectors, a green transition will cost consumers little.
Investors are wary of palm oil due to its social and environmental ills. But given the lack of viable alternatives and the possibility of sustainable production, investors may wish to view certified palm oil in a different light.
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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.