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2014-06-28 09:37:36

UEA Governments and companies must do more to account for their impact and dependence on the natural environment - according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. New research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change reveals that although some companies like Kering, a group which includes Puma and Gucci, are leading the way, more needs to be done to foster a sustainable green economy. Researchers say that while the economic value of lost natural resources can...

2014-05-19 14:41:19

Malaysian Industry ­Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) Malaysia hosts UN-backed symposium: 'Beyond Gross Domestic Product -- Transitioning into Sustainability' Birth weight, hours slept, eyeglasses, city birds, washing machines, teenage schoolgirls and other quantifiable signals of well-being can help measure the wealth of a nation beyond Gross Domestic Product, experts say. Moving beyond GDP to sustainability — the focus of a UN­-backed high-level symposium May 19 in...

Valuing Nature From Space
2013-07-11 15:51:19

ESA Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources. Located on the Indonesian island of Lombok, the Mount Rinjani National Park is an important ecosystem for numerous endangered plants and animals. Just outside the park's boundaries, the fertile soils are exploited for agriculture and much of the forest has been cleared away for farmland. These farms are of great importance to the local...

Protecting The Heart Of Borneo
2012-06-26 04:04:29

In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world´s most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island´s future development. The mountainous island is the third largest in the world. It is an area of exceptional biological diversity and its natural resources have tremendous social and economic value at local, national and global levels. While still of great...

2012-06-18 13:31:57

There is a shared recognition that conventional indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) are failing to capture the scope countries' wealth. Even in the global recession, many economies appear to be getting wealthier. However, economic development is often happening at the expense of natural capital — what people want or need from nature. Despite significant advances in environmental protection over the past 25 years, humanity has failed to conserve resources, safeguard natural...

2011-08-31 20:04:56

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration The delegates of the Society for Ecological Restoration´s 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2011) congratulate the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for their practical and forward looking Strategic Plan 2011-2020, including Targets 14 and 15 in which the Parties have agreed that by 2020, ecosystems of particular importance to water security, human health, and sustainable livelihoods...


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