SHORT INFO: The verdict is in: Europe’s nature laws are fit for purpose

What’s it about in short: BirdLife sum­ma­rizes some of the first results of the “fit­ness check” of the EU birds and habi­tats direc­tive When was it released: Novem­ber 12, 2015 By whom: Fin­lay Dun­can, BirdLife More info: see also my … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

What’s it about in short: arti­cle adsress­ing the aims of BirdLife Inter­na­tional, IUCN and WWF to bal­ance extrac­tives indus­tries in Africa with social and envieon­men­tal con­cerns When was it released: June 12, 2015 By whom: Ken Mwathe, BirdLife More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Positive Impact Manifesto — La banca, determinante en la transición hacia una economía verde e inclusiva

What’s it about in short: A group of 10 inter­na­tional banks recently signed the Pos­i­tive Impact Man­i­festo. This includes a roadmap towards a new par­a­digm of pos­i­tive finan­cial impact on the econ­omy, soci­ety and envi­ron­ment. When was it released: Octo­ber 2, 2015 … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Could the UK be sitting on wasteland that offers £7bn in unused ‘natural capital’?

What’s it about in short: arti­cle on the poten­tial of “waste­land” in terms of nat­ural cap­i­tal in the UK, based on a pilot project. When was it released: Octo­ber 29, 2015 By whom: Sam Tar­rant More info: and (pay-walled) … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Biodiversity offsets — a balancing act

What’s it about in short: Steve Edwards of IUCN’s Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Pro­gramme explains how gov­ern­ment and busi­ness are look­ing at ways to com­pen­sate for the impacts of devel­op­ment on bio­di­ver­sity. When was it released: Jan­u­ary 15, 2015 By whom: IUCN More … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The pros and cons of biodiversity offsets

What’s it about in short: arti­cle based on an inter­view with Ariel Brun­ner (BirdLife Europe) on the pros and cons of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets When was it released: Sep­tem­ber 7, 2015 By whom: IUCN More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: 10 términos esenciales para los CEO en materia de capital natural y sostenibilidad

What’s it about in short: ter­mi­nol­ogy of nat­ural cap­i­tal and sus­tain­abil­ity — 10 essen­tial terms for CEOs When was it released: Octo­ber 22, 2015 By whom: Mer­ca­dos de Medio Ambi­ente More info: (in Span­ish, see the info­graphic in Eng­lish) … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Projeto de Aprimoramento do Marco Regulatório da Compensação Ambiental Federal no Brasil

What’s it about in short: enhance­ment project of envi­ron­men­tal com­pen­sa­tion in Brazil — Com­pen­sação Ambi­en­tal (estab­lished by law 9.985/2000, SNUC-Act) (by The Nature Con­ser­vancy and part­ners) When was it released: July 15, 2015 By whom: Maria Camila Cozzi Pires de Oliveira … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Så har Enetjärn Natur arbetat med att utveckla verktyget Ekologisk kompensation

What’s it about in short: overview of Swedish con­sul­tancy Enetjärn Natur on their recent work on eco­log­i­cal com­pen­sa­tion (ekol­o­gisk kom­pen­sa­tion, in Swedish) When was it released: Octo­ber 22, 2015 By whom: Enetjärn Natur More info: (in Swedish) … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Valuing the services of nature and why it is so important for business

What’s it about in short: LinkedIn Post on the val­u­a­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices and nat­ural cap­i­tal (busi­ness case) When was it released: Octo­ber 15, 2015 By whom: Pankaj Arora More info: … Con­tinue read­ing