toxic additives in plastic

Toxic Additives in Plastics

Toxic chemicals of concern that are widespread in common plastic products can hinder the momentum for a circular economy. A new report, coordinated by the Barcelona-based(1) Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), serving both the Stockholm Convention and the Barcelona Convention, has been produced in collaboration with the International Pollutants Elimination Network…

Pledge for Nature

World Leaders Pledge for Nature

More than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers committed to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub. With signatories from 70 nations across five continents, including those represented at the event, the Leaders Pledge for Nature commits to ten urgent actions to put nature on a path to…

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Earthshot Prize

Prince William and The Royal Foundation have launched The Earthshot Prize – the most prestigious global prize for the environment in history. The Prize will incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical decade for the Earth. The launch comes after two years of work from The…

The Climate Pledge Fund

First Recipients of Investments from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund

CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama, Redwood Materials, Rivian, and Turntide Technologies receive investments to develop decarbonizing technologies and services that support Amazon’s commitment to meeting The Climate Pledge The Climate Pledge is a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early and achieve net-zero carbon by 2040…

biodiversity loss

Report links biodiversity loss and disease

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), provides an authoritative overview of the state of nature worldwide. The report notes the importance of biodiversity in addressing climate change, and long-term food security, and concludes that action to protect biodiversity is essential to prevent future…

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New Earth Challenge 2020 App

In recognition and celebration of the importance of bees to global biodiversity, the Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the U.S. Department of State released a state-of-the-art mobile application which utilizes citizen science to collect data on bees and other insects around the world. Comprehensive data collection is urgently needed to help fill in…