Are we bankrupting nature?
Leading scientist of the global 'planetary boundary' research, Johan is the Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and a professor in Environmental Sciences at Stockholm University.
Why it's time for 'Doughnut Economics'
Economic theory is centuries out of date and that's a disaster for tackling the 21st century's challenges of climate change, poverty, and extreme inequality. Kate Raworth flips economic thinking on its head to give a crash course in alternative economics...
The European Commission has adopted the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and an associated Action Plan - a comprehensive, ambitious, long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. It aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 with benefits for people, the climate and the planet. It is also the proposal for the EU contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework.
South Sudan boasts Africa's biggest wetland, the Sudd, and its largest intact savanna, a stretch of untouched wilderness east of the White Nile that reaches all the way to Ethiopia. Every year, some 1.2 million antelopes and gazelles cross this enormous ecosystem—at 95,000 square kilometres (37,000 square miles), it is the size of Hungary.
Today’s catastrophic risks to global health, climate, and biodiversity call for urgent collective action that makes humans true stewards of the planet. This involves recognizing that everyone’s individual health and prosperity depends on respecting planetary boundaries and properly managing what belongs to all of us.
The World Health Organization launched two apps this week: one to support health workers during coronavirus and the other to keep the public informed. The WHO Academy app provides health workers with up-to-the-minute guidance, training and virtual workshops to help them care for Covid-19 patients and themselves. “With this new mobile app, the WHO is putting the power of learning and knowledge-sharing directly into the hands of health workers everywhere,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO d
Positive News reported on the rewilding enthusiasts who have foregone the comforts of their own homes during lockdown to rewild the Scottish Highlands. Volunteers working for Trees for Life have been isolating themselves at the charity’s Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston since March – to care for more than 100,000 native trees, which were due to be planted this spring. “No one has visited us for weeks now, except for delivery drivers and the postie,” said Doug Gilbert of Tre
A Belgian maintenance company with a fleet of cranes is using the machines to reunite families with relatives living in high-rise care homes. Residents of nursing homes have been isolated from their families for weeks to protect them from Covid-19, and while those living on ground floors have been able to chat to loved ones through windows, this hasn’t been possible for residents living higher up. Offering a solution to that is Tristan Van den Bosch, manager of Group-f maintenance company, which