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New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change
05/ 01/ 2017
- If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world's coral reefs within this century - More ambitious emissions reductions may give reefs an average of 11 extra years before annual bleaching strikes - High-resolution predictions of annual coral bleaching can help prioritize reefs for conservation
UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity
19/ 12/ 2016
Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development - Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth; - Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols; - Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with Mexico increasing marine protection to 23 per cent; - Marine agenda advances with work on marine debris, underwater noise and spatial planning; - Decisions made on Climate-related Geoengineering, synthetic biology and others.
As countries rush to protect their seas, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh calls to preserve the Antarctic As countries rush to protect their seas, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh calls to preserve the Antarctic
13/ 12/ 2016
- Marine protected areas now cover 18.5 million km2 - over 5% of the global ocean and nearly 13% of territorial waters - Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh launches campaign to place an Antarctic area the size of Australia under protection - Mexico announces largest biological reserve in the country's history
Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out
12/ 12/ 2016
- The 2015 Nepal earthquake produced 11 years-worth of debris in a single day - 140,000 kilograms of trash remain in Mt. Everest region following decades of tourism - Over a quarter of people in mountainous regions now live in cities
Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands
06/ 12/ 2016
- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy
Ministers commit to integrate biodiversity into key economic sectors in order to achieve global biodiversity targets. Ministers commit to integrate biodiversity into key economic sectors in order to achieve global biodiversity targets.
05/ 12/ 2016
- Ministers of Environment, Agriculture, Tourism , Fisheries and Forestry agree on urgent coordinated action to advance progress on biodiversity targets - Meeting adopts Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being - Countries also announce ambitious commitments in support of Aichi Targets

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