How can developing countries confront biopiracy? | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

Looking to nature for inspiration, for drug research, genetically modified crops or other products, is nothing new — research groups and major corporations do it all the time. But discoveries based on traditional Indigenous knowledge or the wealth of biodiversity in developing countries can end up being exported and patentedContinue Reading

A graphic showing the variety of services ecosystems provide us with

We need to fundamentally change how we view nature and other species to effectively address our extinction crisis, a team of experts say. Viewing nature and other species as objects and resources for human ends will never ensure effective conservation. The best way forward is to broaden the focus ofContinue Reading

Lessons for private sector funding of conservation in a changing world

This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies Although half of global GDP is reliant on nature, more funds are directed to environmentally harmful subsidies (PDF) than is spent on protecting the nature needed for business and humanity. Despite growing interest from companies to fund interventions for climate strategies and businessContinue Reading

HCL and UNLEASH Partner to Develop Solutions for Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation

NOIDA, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCL Group and UNLEASH, a global innovation program for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), announced a year-long collaboration to mobilize youth and develop innovative solutions to promote aquatic ecosystem conservation. These solutions will aim to tackle challenges from Source (mountains & glaciers) to Sink (oceans and seas)Continue Reading

Eco-fascism: The greenwashing of the far right | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

At least three far-right massacres in recent years have been allegedly perpetrated by people who identify as eco-fascists. The accused murderer of 10 Black people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, entwined antisemitic conspiracy theories with a form of natural conservation. In a 180-page racist diatribe the 18-year-oldContinue Reading

Carbon pollution pushed environmental breakdown to record levels in 2021 | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

Humanity has clogged the atmosphere with so much heat-trapping gas that four critical measures of the health of the planet broke records last year, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Razing forests and burning fossil fuels had already pushed the climate into a precariousContinue Reading