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Inger Andersen: Reversing the domino effect of our destruction of nature

Inger Andersen

Since the start of the industrial revolution, humanity’s relationship with nature has been celebrated as a triumph. Through innovation, we light up countries, build industries and travel overseas with unprecedented speed. With agricultural developments, a record number of people are being fed, and in some parts of the world, life expectancy has more than doubled. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of ...

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World Bank Spring Meetings to address sovereign debt and nature crises

David R. Malpass

The World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings holding virtually from April 9 to 11, 2021 will, amid the mounting sovereign debt crisis exacerbated by COVID-19 economic slowdowns, focus on how to address the sovereign debt crisis while enabling an inclusive green recovery. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group The fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have ...

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Humanity at a crossroads, UN warns in state of nature overview

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Despite encouraging progress in several areas, the natural world is suffering badly and getting worse. Eight transformative changes are, therefore, urgently needed to ensure human wellbeing and save the planet, the UN warns in a major report. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema The report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges people to rethink their relationship with nature, and to consider the profound consequences to ...

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World Environment Day: What nature has connected can’t be separated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

At a Forest Town Hall Meeting held on Monday, June 5, 2017 to observe this year’s edition of the World Environment Day, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), emphasises that man must not be disconnected from Mother Earth, and that what Nature has connected, no person or government can put asunder The theme of this year’s World ...

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World Environment Day: What vultures’ decline portends for health, economy – NCF

Vultures

Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Adeniyi Karunwi, is bothered by the rate at which vultures are declining. In this treatise, he emphasises that people need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them, and as such participate in tackling the troubles faced by the endangered birds The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern ...

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Conservationists underline need for urgent action to save rhinos

Rhinos

South African rhino poaching numbers for the last year show a decline for the second consecutive year due to concerted conservation efforts. However, there is still a long road ahead as Africa continues to lose an average of three rhinos a day to the ongoing poaching crisis, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said. In 2016 alone, 1,054 rhinos ...

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