Tag Archives: biodiversity

Climate Change Makes Arctic Region a Crucible for New Global Governance Regimes

Nations vie for resources and access as the Arctic melts

With temperatures warming and summer sea ice melting even faster than climate scientists’ forecasts, the Arctic region has become a flashpoint and center of debate for international, as well as national and regional frameworks for environmental governance and development and use of energy and natural resources. The opening of Northeast and Northwest Passages between the Americas, Europe and Asia as a result of warming …

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Water Problems and Solutions in the Wake of International Day of Biodiversity 2013

Water is the key to biological diversity

Water is synonymous with biological diversity. The UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) is celebrated each year on May 22nd, it is designed to increase awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for IBD 2013 was Water and Biodiversity and its goal was to raise awareness about the mutually reinforcing relationship between water security and biodiversity. From its creation by the Second Committee of …

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193 Governments Agree to Boost Funding for Biodiversity Protection

To a man, or government rather, all parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity--developed and developing nations alike--agreed to increase funding for biodiversity protection, a sign that government leaders are increasingly aware of the profound threats the extraordinary loss of plant and animal species that's taking place poses to human societies and civilization the world over.

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International Day for Biological Diversity: A Day to Celebrate Wetlands, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystems

May 22 is the UN's "International Day for Biological Diversity," a day that various UN agencies are joining in celebrations and reaffirming their commitments to biodiversity conservation, protection and "wise use" efforts worldwide. Included is the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the only global environmental treaty focused on addressing challenges related to one particular ecosystem.

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TD Bank Group Launches TD Forests Conservation Initiative, Highlighting ‘Deep Roots’ in Environmental Sustainability

With severe drought conditions threatening US forests and agriculture for a second-year running, Canada's TD Bank Group today announced TD Forests, a forest conservation program that in addition to unifying the bank's longstanding forest conservation community programs "under one canopy," also includes "a major conservation and education program to protect critical forest habitat across North America."

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