Press release: Open letter against SPICE: A Trojan Hose for Stratospheric Geoengineering

Ethical Markets Global Citizen, Earth Systems Science

We at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) applaud  the leadership of Hands Off Mother Earth in opposing reckless geoengineering. ETC Group News release 27 September 2011 www.etcgroup.org www.econexus.info SAY NO TO THE “TROJAN HOSE” : NO SPICE IN OUR SKIES, SAY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUPS Over 50 concerned groups from …

Nagoya Conference: Valuing Natural Capital is a Central Challenge

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

PRESS RELEASE London and Brussels, 20 October 2010 Valuing Natural Capital is a Central Challenge for the Nagoya Conference, Major Report Says It is essential to value “natural capital” if we are to avert a crisis in biodiversity, warns Patrick ten Brink of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) …

Living Planet Report: Humanity Now Needs 1.5 Earths

kristy Earth Systems Science

Living Planet Report: Humanity Now Needs 1.5 Earths Humanity is now using renewable resources and producing carbon dioxide at a rate 50 percent faster than the Earth can sustain, reveals the 2010 edition of the Living Planet Report – the leading survey of the planet’s health. The biennial report, produced …

Innovative Financing for Biodiversity

kristy Green Prosperity

An update on the GDM Initiative At the 9th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity which took place in May 2008, the Parties called for “studies on approaches to develop markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services at local, national and international levels.” They also agreed …

No Need to Despair on Biodiversity

kristy Green Prosperity

No Need to Despair on Biodiversity By IDN Environment Desk IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis (IDN) – Humankind will suffer annual losses of ‘natural capital’ valued at between 1.3 to 3.1 trillion Euros, if ‘business as usual’ deforestation and land use change continue, according to United Nations’ latest estimates. These stupendous figures exceed …