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Introducing an animal welfare-based approach for commercial fishing to achieve true sustainable fisheries
Although sustainable fisheries management has made significant strides forward in recent decades through several United Nations initiatives, the overexploitation of marine resources remains rampant, while animal welfare issues in commercial …
Benefits of aquatic animal welfare for sustainability
The Benefits of Aquatic Animal Welfare for Sustainability is a report primarily addressed to public policy and other relevant stakeholders in the sustainability sector. It is our objective to show …
The business case for a UN treaty on plastic pollution
Plastic is a material with exceptional properties. Along with being versatile, inexpensive and durable, it brings significant benefits to society--from enabling the effective transport of goods to reducing food waste …
SIWW 2018 Blue Paper: What will drive the next era of water management?
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in …
State of the World's Birds 2018—taking the pulse of the planet
With the tagline "Taking the Pulse of the Planet", State of the World's Birds is a major global assessment that uses bird species to measure the health of our ecosystems …
The role of SCP in climate change mitigation and adaptation
Over the last decades, climate change has emerged as a significant threat, impacting on human health, ecosystems, biodiversity, food and energy security. Climate change has been fuelled, among others, by …
Aceh and the archipelago economy: Protecting forests for water, energy and food security
A series of studies were undertaken in Aceh to explore some the challenges facing the province, as they work towards meeting the goals of the medium-term development plan (RPJMN) without …
TEEB for Business Brazil

Carbon & Climate

TEEB for Business Brazil

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 …
Valuing Nature for the Benefit of the Environment and Business
Just as an individual's wealth is a measure of their income and assets, Conservation International (CI) believes that part of society's assets is its natural resources. While it is easy …
Reducing Food LOSS and Waste

Food & Agriculture

Reducing Food LOSS and Waste

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 32 percent of all food produced in the world was lost or wasted in 2009. This estimate is …
Is natural capital a material issue?
We are on the brink of a potential crisis from the combined effects of ecological degradation and population growth. Natural resources on which society and business are dependent are being …
UNDP's Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020
  The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Driving Sustainability UNDP's Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020 seeks to harness the positive opportunities provided by biodiversity and natural ecosystems, as a catalyst for...
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