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

Recycling plastic is a total bust, industry critics say

Americans’ use of plastic boomed during the pandemic, including mountains of single-use items such as takeout containers, plastic bags and, of course, face masks. At the same time, we’re recycling less of this waste than in the past, according to a pair of recent studies. Even before the health crisis,Continue Reading

Brazil’s Amazon beef plan will ‘legalize deforestation’ say critics

For many, the overriding image of agriculture in the Amazon is one of environmental destruction. About 80 percent of deforestation in the region has been attributed to cattle ranching, tainting beef exports. Brazil’s beef industry hopes to tempt buyers back to the Amazon region, which covers about 40 percent of the country’sContinue Reading