Biogeography

Where Americans Stand On Climate Change As World Leaders Discuss A Way Forward At The G7 Summit

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:12pm

World leaders met at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England from June 11-13, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • World leaders met at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England from June 11-13, 2021.
  • World leaders at the G7 Summit pledged a commitment to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • These pledges are anticipated to impact the direction of climate change policy measures of the world's largest economies.
  • Americans were asked how much the United States is doing to combat climate change as a country.

Chemical Distribution Market Forecasts and Opportunities 2021 - Trends, Outlook and Implications Across COVID Recovery Cases to 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:01am

The "Chemical Distribution Market Forecasts and Opportunities, 2021 - Trends, Outlook and Implications Across COVID Recovery Cases to 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Chemical Distribution Market Forecasts and Opportunities, 2021 - Trends, Outlook and Implications Across COVID Recovery Cases to 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • As global chemical distribution and other chemicals industries play a vital role in the economic recovery of countries, chemical distribution companies are likely to witness potential opportunities in the short term period.
  • Outlook of Chemical Distribution market during 2020-2028 across two post-COVID cases is provided in the report - reference case and severe COVID case.
  • Key factors shaping the future of Chemical Distribution markets, driving factors, short term, and long term challenges, and potential market opportunities ahead of market players and the factors affecting the Chemical Distribution market outlook are provided in detail.

NEC upgrades its greenhouse gas reduction target to SBT1.5degC and joins RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:02am

In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.

Key Points: 
  • In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.
  • This revised target was validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)(2) as being consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5degC.
  • The target is one of the "materialities," priority management themes from an ESG perspective, outlined in NEC's Mid-term Management Plan 2025.
  • A collaborative global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

Press release - Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and people

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 8:04pm

To back this ambition, they call for an EU Biodiversity Law similar to the EU Climate Law.

Key Points: 
  • To back this ambition, they call for an EU Biodiversity Law similar to the EU Climate Law.
  • MEPs also request a Paris agreement for biodiversity at the upcoming UN conference in October 2021 that will set global biodiversity priorities to 2030 and beyond.
  • According to MEPs, the EU must lead efforts to end the commercial trade in endangered species and their parts.
  • There is also widespread support for a law to protect and use soil sustainably, and a plan to jointly address the climate and biodiversity crises.

Celebrating 100 years with $100,000 for conservation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 4:00pm

The conservation organization is closing in on its goal of raising $100,000 in Edwards honour to safeguard wetlands and wildlife in the province.

Key Points: 
  • The conservation organization is closing in on its goal of raising $100,000 in Edwards honour to safeguard wetlands and wildlife in the province.
  • DUC established the Stocky Edwards Wetland and Wildlife Conservation Fund with a goal of raising $100,000 to mark Edwards 100th birthday.
  • People from across Canada and the United States have shown their support by donating or engaging in their own personal fundraising.
  • Edwards and his wife Toni are dedicated members of the DUC community in Comox whove been supporting the organizations conservation efforts for decades.

PRI Launches "Electricity Reality Report" Website to Make Case for Increased Energy Competition to Lower Costs, Increase Innovation, Better Address Climate Change

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:43pm

Competition will bring more affordable service and help us better address climate change."

Key Points: 
  • Competition will bring more affordable service and help us better address climate change."
  • Based on recent history, choice will bring about climate solutions and lower emissions more quickly and innovatively than power monopolies.
  • Competition will bring a stronger, more innovative power grid, facilitating smart investments in infrastructure, conservation, battery storage and demand response.
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Press release - Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and humans

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 8:00pm

An EU Biodiversity Law is needed to set the biodiversity governance framework until 2050, the Environment Committee agreed on Friday.

Key Points: 
  • An EU Biodiversity Law is needed to set the biodiversity governance framework until 2050, the Environment Committee agreed on Friday.
  • There is a need to mobilise 20 billion EUR per year for biodiversity action in Europe, they insist.
  • National targets should take into account differences in geographical size and share of natural areas.
  • The rapporteur Csar Luena (S&D, ES) said: Today we call for an EU Biodiversity Law similar to the EU Climate Law , to set the governance framework until 2050 to protect biodiversity, including binding targets for 2030.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2021: statement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

Nature sparks the Canadian imagination, even more so during these difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Nature sparks the Canadian imagination, even more so during these difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • More and more Canadians are finding a source of relief and inspiration in their parks and green spaces.\n"Biodiversity loss and climate change are intrinsically connected.
  • Investing in nature, and its protection, is among the most affordable and rewarding climate actions governments can take.
  • This coming year will be a key year for the environment, with milestone events like the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

CropLife Asia Highlights how Plant Science is 'Part of the Solution' on Biodiversity Day

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00am

This is particularly concerning as richness in biodiversity is key in supporting agricultural systems and food production.

Key Points: 
  • This is particularly concerning as richness in biodiversity is key in supporting agricultural systems and food production.
  • "With population continuing to grow in the region and globally, food productivity in Asia has to keep up to ensure an abundant supply of safe and nutritious food.
  • At the same time, the sustainability of our food production practices is critically important to drive biodiversity conservation and preservation.
  • The plant science industry remains committed to working with all food value chain stakeholders towards protecting the rich biodiversity on which we all depend.

DBS, SGX, Standard Chartered and Temasek to take climate action through global carbon exchange and marketplace

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 4:12pm

CIX will build on collective action by global governments, corporates and individuals to achieve a net-zero economy.

Key Points: 
  • CIX will build on collective action by global governments, corporates and individuals to achieve a net-zero economy.
  • "\nCIX will offer distinct platforms and products that cater to the needs of different buyers and sellers of carbon credits.
  • These include the Exchange and the Project Marketplace, which are expected to be launched by end 2021.
  • Climate action is a key priority for us and we support internationally accepted carbon mitigation hierarchies.