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Amid slow progress, negotiations are taking place in Nairobi, aimed at sealing a new global deal to protect biodiversity, at the COP15 summit in December.
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Developing countries were especially upset by a lack of concrete progress on setting up a fund to help them deal with rising losses and damage driven by climate change.
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The former UN executive is three months into his role leading the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. He tells Eco-Business that the much-criticised industry needs to improve how it communicates the value of certified oil palm.
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As heatwaves grip parts of Europe, the United States and South Asia, there is a growing push for policies to protect those at risk.
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Standardised disclosure rules across the United States will ensure a level playing field, and is in line with what other markets are doing. As it stands, the huge variations in the type and quality of data firms reveal only breed confusion.
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The potential of countries' climate policies to damage other countries' economies has not received as much attention as it deserves. Without proper international coordination, well-intended measures in major economies could further widen the income and welfare gap between rich and poor countries.
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Climate advocates have failed to persuade investors and firms to take genuine climate action, because they have failed to understand what ultimately drives business. ESG advocates should acknowledge investors’ reality rather than trying to fight or change it, write Bertrand Badré and Benoit Mercereau.
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There are lessons to be learned from a crisis that has caused the death of over six million people and produced the deepest recession since World War II, writes former prime minister of Belgium, Yves Leterme. One is to support responsible journalism and work with NGOs to debunk disinformation.
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United States Videos

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As planetary temperatures reach an all-time high, a climate scientist has designed a new way to show how global temperatures have changed every month since the start of the industrial revolution and 2021.
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Researchers have invented a tiny, laser-powered bug that takes off, lands and aspires to hover wirelessly.
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The increasingly competitive dynamic duo of solar photovoltaic plus battery storage is taking energy markets by storm.
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Declining snowfall threatens billions in lost revenue.
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United States Podcasts

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EB Studio As a landmark treaty is thrashed out to tackle plastic pollution, the Eco-Business Podcast debates whether the world is ready to pay a premium for packaging that doesn't damage the planet.
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EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
Eco-Business Podcast with Assaad Razzouk
Eco-Business talks to 'angry clean energy guy' Assaad Razzouk about the flaws in much-hyped climate change solutions, and how to fix them.
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What are the dangers of gender bias in technology design and what are the market opportunities for womentech—technologies that centre the needs of women?
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