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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species, habitats

Scott Vaughan  Farm practices must change to protect endangered species, habitats Scott Vaughan

Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the “Standards and Biodiversity” report released recently by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land surface and is responsible for 70 per cent of projected losses ...

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Trump Paris Agreement rejection described as ‘call to action’

Scott Vaughan  Trump Paris Agreement rejection described as ‘call to action’ Scott Vaughan

U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change puts the United States at odds not just with the international community, but with overwhelming scientific evidence and the publicly expressed wishes of hundreds of American companies, from Apple to Exxon. These are part of sentiments expressed by Scott Vaughan, President and CEO of International Institute for Sustainable ...

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Ending fossil fuel subsidies crucial for climate protection

Ivetta Gerasimchuk  Ending fossil fuel subsidies crucial for climate protection Ivetta Gerasimchuk e1487112968661

A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuel today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas and coal is left in the ground. This is according to new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that provides what looks like the most robust ...

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