Environment World Economic Forum

Half of World’s GDP Moderately or Highly Dependent on Nature

The latest science tells us that about 25% of our assessed plant and animal species are threatened by human actions, with a million species facing extinction, many within decades Businesses are more dependent on nature than previously thought, with approximately $44 trillion of economic value generation moderately or highly dependent on nature Construction, agriculture, and…

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Environment Campaign for Nature

UN Convention on Biodiversity Proposes Protection of at Least 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Protecting areas of particular importance for biodiversity The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity has released its ‘zero draft’ text proposal for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Featured in the text is a target to protect at least 30% of the planet — land and sea — by 2030. The draft text is a proposed…

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Climate Change WMO Global Climate Statement

2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather

The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on…

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Climate Change ocean deoxygenation

Marine life, fisheries increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen

The loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems, a new IUCN report warns. Ocean oxygen loss, driven by climate change and nutrient pollution, is a growing menace to fisheries and species such as tuna, marlin and sharks, according to the report released today at the UN Climate…

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Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

Greenhouse gas concentrations in atmosphere reach yet another high

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, more extreme weather, water stress, sea level rise and disruption to marine and land…

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