Biodiversity

HAWX PARTNERS WITH ONE TREE PLANTED TO GIVE BACK TO THE ENVIRONMENT

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Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 12:24am

ODGEN, Utah, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HAWX, a national pest control company, today announced a partnership with One Tree Planted to make a positive impact for nature, wildlife & people. Every new Hawx customer signed up equals another tree in the ground that contributes to a cleaner, greener, healthier planet.

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  • ODGEN, Utah, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HAWX, a national pest control company, today announced a partnership with One Tree Planted to make a positive impact for nature, wildlife & people.
  • Every new Hawx customer signed up equals another tree in the ground that contributes to a cleaner, greener, healthier planet.
  • "Working with One Tree Planted is a natural extension of our work," said President, Matt Mehr.
  • Service professionals at Hawx are skilled at identifying pest infestations throughout the yard and around the home.

Minister Guilbeault's statement on World Migratory Bird Day

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 3:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, May 13, 2022 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, issued the following statement to mark World Migratory Bird Day on May 14.

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  • GATINEAU, QC, May 13, 2022 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, issued the following statement to mark World Migratory Bird Day on May 14.
  • "On World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the smallest hummingbirds to the majestic sandhill crane.
  • Migratory bird species play an essential role in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems in our communities and planet.
  • By collaborating with over 85 partners internationally, we have witnessed 42,000 hectares of high-quality migratory bird habitat preserved, 3,500 kilometres of coastline conserved, and over 140,000 trees planted.

Ørsted and TotalEnergies partner to participate in Dutch offshore wind tenders

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 2:14pm

Paris/Den Haag, 13 May, 2022 rsted and TotalEnergies have joined forces to jointly submit bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Holland Coast West with the aim to achieve net positive impact on biodiversity and the Dutch energy system.

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  • Paris/Den Haag, 13 May, 2022 rsted and TotalEnergies have joined forces to jointly submit bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Holland Coast West with the aim to achieve net positive impact on biodiversity and the Dutch energy system.
  • As world-class leaders in renewable energy and offshore wind, rsted and TotalEnergies will combine their strengths in these tenders with a view to contribute to the Netherlands objective of developing more than 70 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050 for power generation associated with large scale hydrogen production.
  • As the largest offshore wind farm developer in the world, rsted has industry-leading experience in developing and constructing offshore wind farms in the most sustainable and ecologically friendly manner.
  • Rasmus Errboe, Head of Region Continental Europe at rsted, says: We are very pleased with our partnership with TotalEnergies for the upcoming Dutch tenders.

Canada recognizes and supports the first International Day of Plant Health

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 9:20pm

Canada is proud to join the United Nations and countries around the world in recognizing today as the first International Day of Plant Health.

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  • Canada is proud to join the United Nations and countries around the world in recognizing today as the first International Day of Plant Health.
  • This day follows the efforts devoted to the International Year of Plant Health in 2020 in raising awareness on a global scale about the value of our precious plant resources and the need to protect them with increasing vigilance.
  • "The International Day of Plant Health is an opportunity to be reminded of how important plant health is to the overall viability of agriculture.
  • - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
    "The International Day of Plant Health is an opportunity to raise awareness about the important need to protect plant health and safeguard our crops, ecosystems, forests and natural habitats.

Despite £2.3bn subsidies, property development could stall as developers face severe threats

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:45pm

1.8 billion has been earmarked for brownfield land development, community regeneration and new affordable housing projects.

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  • 1.8 billion has been earmarked for brownfield land development, community regeneration and new affordable housing projects.
  • This is before developers begin to see further issues with global supply chains due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • The Government subsidy to develop 1,500 hectares of brownfield land to create 160,000 new homes is an open invitation for developers, says Stephen Clark of Finbri development financebroker.
  • This may include both brownfield sites suitable for development and others where developers can enhance biodiversity as an offset for their projects elsewhere.

Nature Foundation announces appointment of Dr. Mark Dockstator as new Board Chair

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:01pm

Dockstator, who lives in Oakville, Ontario, also serves on other boards including the Rideau Hall Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Royal Military College.

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  • Dockstator, who lives in Oakville, Ontario, also serves on other boards including the Rideau Hall Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Royal Military College.
  • Dockstator draws from his personal experience in guiding his commitment to the Nature Foundation.
  • The Nature Foundation is an independent charitable entity supporting the Canadian Museum of Nature by inspiring philanthropic investments in nature for discovery, research and education to foster solutions for our future.
  • To discover more about the Nature Foundation, visit foundation.nature.ca or contact Laura Evans, Executive Director and Chief Advancement Officer ( levans@nature.ca ).

Wild germplasm conservation key for the nation's sustainable development

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 2:00pm

Li points out in their article "Progress and Prospect of Wild Germplasm Conservation," genetic resources are important strategic resources for the national interest, security, and sustainable economic and social development of the country.

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  • Li points out in their article "Progress and Prospect of Wild Germplasm Conservation," genetic resources are important strategic resources for the national interest, security, and sustainable economic and social development of the country.
  • Wild germplasm is now facing an unprecedented crisis that threatens the sustainable development of human society.
  • In Li's opinion, China has developed the management systems and measures for germplasm conservation, enacted and revised laws, policies and regulations, and established the management and conservation systems for wild germplasm as an integrated effort to mainstream biodiversity conservation.
  • China is also promoting both in situ conservation and ex situ conservation, and is building major projects and platforms for germplasm conservation.

Citi GPS Report: Space Launch Costs to Fall to $100/kg by 2040, Driving New Industries and Facilitating Monitoring of GHG Emissions, Deforestation, and Biodiversity

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 8:00am

Citi released a new Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) report titled Space: The Dawn of a New Age.

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  • Citi released a new Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) report titled Space: The Dawn of a New Age.
  • The report focuses on the commercial space market, where we expect the greatest potential advances over the next few decades.
  • Today's launch costs of $1,500 per kilogram ($1,500/kg) are about 30x less than the launch cost of NASA's Space Shuttle in 1981.
  • Launch costs could fall to $100/kg by 2040, and in a bullish scenario, to as low as $33/kg, says Pavan Daswani, Citi Researchs Europe Technology Analyst.

Bruske to German Chancellor and the G7: Turn From Ambition to Action on Climate and Just Transition

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:11pm

Bruske delivered her comments on behalf of the Labour 7, a group of representatives from the trade union federations of the G7 countries.

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  • Bruske delivered her comments on behalf of the Labour 7, a group of representatives from the trade union federations of the G7 countries.
  • We, the labour leaders in G7 countries, urge our governments to move from ambition to implementation on climate protection, Bruske said in her remarks.
  • Bruske argued that G7 leaders should put workers and their families at the centre of their plans when it comes to action on fighting climate change.
  • It was an honour to deliver a clear message from workers to Chancellor Scholz and the G7, Bruske said.

UL Partners with InSite to Help Advance Building Intelligence, Technology Integration and Performance

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 3:00pm

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a global safety science leader, announced a new partnership with InSite, a provider of building intelligence solutions that enable organizations to optimize performance of real estate assets, achieve sustainability goals and fulfill environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting requirements.

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  • With this partnership, InSite will provide building owners and property managers with actionable building intelligence data to complement UL's ESG advisory, sustainability and energy advisory, indoor environmental quality and field services.
  • Per the 2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction by GlobalABC, buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global CO2 emissions including 28% from building operations.
  • As part of the UL and InSite combined offering, InSite's building intelligence platform will support robust reporting and disclosure of ESG and sustainability data to key stakeholders such as GRESB.
  • UL will leverage InSite's extensive data integration capabilities and operational insights to provide relevant advisory expertise, such as carbon accounting and net zero carbon emissions.