Business for Nature are drafting recommendations for policies, legislation and regulations that put nature at the heart of the global economy. Business for Nature want to hear the views of the business community and a consultation on these recommendations is open until 1 March 2024.

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The World Ocean Council, the unique global Blue Economy Business Organization, brings together the ocean business and investment community to work on Corporate Ocean Responsibility.  The annual WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) convenes these ocean industry stakeholders around the key challenges of ocean sustainable development and sets the stage for the coming year’s efforts on […]

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Order: 4th The impacts of climate change will be channeled primarily through the water cycle, with consequences that could be large and uneven across the globe. Water-related climate risks cascade through food, energy, urban, and environmental systems. Growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand for water rises […]

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MCS: Placing proportionate limits on bottom-towed fishing could help boost long-term jobs in fragile rural communities, as well as protect the environment, contend a coalition of Scottish charities. The Scottish Government is due to announce measures for managing fishing in several Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) later this month. Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Taskforce has written […]

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Brussels, Belgium – Today WWF launches a new report – “From crisis to opportunity: Five steps to sustainable European economies” – showing that resource efficiency alone could generate per year the equivalent of the Juncker Investment Plan of over 300 billion euros for the EU economy. http://wwf.panda.org/?uNewsID=241071 WWF launches this report at the moment when […]

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This important report extends and tests the idea of societal choice by providing an economic analysis of fishing activities and the coastal economy.  Marine Scotland – Executive summary   ‘It is generally accepted that fish stocks in Scottish waters are a national resource [1] and should be managed on behalf of all stakeholders. Despite the inherent […]

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Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north, as confirmed by a pioneering study analysing 57,000 fish censuses from 40 years. The researchers warn that coastal towns dependent on […]

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