Securing Business Accountability on Biodiversity

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2023 / The adoption of the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework, signed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) last month, is without doubt a major milestone, committing the world to halting and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. This encouraging outcome is the result ofContinue Reading

Biodiversity, human rights safeguards crucial to nature-based solutions: Critics

Nature-based solutions (NbS), a hotly debated concept, gained significant political traction throughout 2022, even as challenges and concerns over the failure to implement biodiversity and human rights safeguards in current and future NbS projects have increased among Indigenous peoples and NGOs. Recent global policy instruments have recognized NbS, including theContinue Reading

Oxford leads Nature Positive Universities Alliance to reverse biodiversity decline – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News

Today at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), the University of Oxford and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the launch of the Nature Positive Universities Alliance – a global network of universities that have made an official pledge to advance efforts to halt, prevent and reverse nature loss through addressing their own impactsContinue Reading

Halting and reversing biodiversity loss is a collective responsibility.

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 ended in Montreal on 19th December 2022 with a landmark deal to protect and restore nature. The Paris Agreement for nature will be translated to national and sector-level plans, requiring corporates, financial institutions and investors to take concrete actions. The World Economic Forum’sContinue Reading

COP15: Biodiversity Firmly Back on the Regulatory Agenda

January 6, 2023 Click for PDF On 19 December 2022, representatives from 188 countries adopted a new agreement at the United Nations (“UN”) Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, to guide global action on nature.[1]  The agreement, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (“GBF”), is the result of several years of negotiationsContinue Reading

The year ahead in ESG: Pledges, politics and biodiversity

Today we’re going to look ahead to three key themes that will shape sustainable finance in 2023. And I’ll share some thoughts on the next 12 months from a handful of leaders in sustainable finance and investing.  But before we dive in, a pause for context.  In under two years,Continue Reading

Businesses will need to take rapid action on nature reporting following COP15 biodiversity agreement

COP15 adopted a vision and roadmap for the conservation and management of biodiversity for the next decade. This post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will set the agenda for action on nature as part of broader sustainability efforts, as biodiversity conservation is increasingly being recognized as an essential part of sustainable development.Continue Reading