One of UNEP’s goals within an integrated ecosystem management framework is to foster the capacity of professionals and develop human capacity across all social strata and genders.
We need to safeguard the environmental benefits of pastoralism by incentivizing environmental stewardship. Rangelands are places of great beauty and inspiration that cover more than a third of all land on the planet, and most of this land is managed by pastoralists.
An extensive aerial and underwater survey of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) revealed that 93 per cent of it has been affected, with about half of the reefs severely bleached. Now come reports of widespread bleaching in the Lakshadweep archipelago, which lies 200-440 km off the southwestern coast of mainland India.
The world needs, and is ready for, a new paradigm for development – one that acknowledges the inherent interconnectedness of human and natural systems and the resources that underpin them.
Many mining companies want and need to know how to manage secondary impacts; all too frequently, they lack access to the information they need to do this effectively
Oceans cover 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface and provide us with food, oxygen and jobs. But they are probably the least understood, most biologically diverse, and most undervalued of all ecosystems.
Freshwater biodiversity is in serious decline in many parts of the world. When you pick up a bottle of water in a supermarket, you can reasonably expect it to be safe to drink because you know that it has been manufactured to certain approved standards.
Finance and capital markets have so far mostly focused on climate change in terms of the predominant environmental risk and its effect on equities. But bonds – whether government or corporate – are not shielded from the impacts of climate change, ecosystem degradation and resource constraints.
Governments are increasingly coming to realize that climate change could have a significant material impact on their economy. They should also recognize that the consumption patterns of their populations can have environmental and economic impacts far beyond their borders.