Goldman Environmental Prize

2020 Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced six recipients of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s foremost award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions, the Goldman Environmental Prize honors the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists from around the world, inspiring all…

nature

Business for Nature’s Call to Action

On September 21, the same day as the UN General Assembly adopted its 75th declaration that recognizes the urgent need for Member States to act to protect our planet and build back better, more than 560 companies with combined revenue of US$ 4 trillion, including Walmart, Citigroup, Microsoft, JD.com, Hitachi, IKEA, Unilever, Axa, Mahindra Group…

plants

State of the World’s Plants

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s fourth State of the World’s report takes a deep dive into the state of the world’s plant and fungal kingdoms globally. The new data, the result of a huge and unprecedented international collaboration bringing together 210 scientists from 42 countries, show how we are currently using plants and fungi, what useful…

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…

Earthshot

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…

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…