By Midori Paxton, Head, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Let us step back in time to more than 2000 years ago, when Chinese philosophical and historical texts contained sophisticated conceptions of nature and our place within it. Daoism, a school of philosophical thought popular to this day, focuse...Read more
By Desy Satya Chandradewi, Policy Analyst at Directorate Biodiversity Conservation, Species and Genetic, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia The illegal trade of wildlife – both plants and animals – is estimated to globally generate US$ 7 billion to US$ 23 billion per year fo...Read more
(c) Jeremy Ricketts
(c) Jeremy Ricketts
By Ronja Fischer, BIOFIN Intern We recently investigated what kind of financial actions are needed to create a nature-positive bio-economy. Now, we will take a deeper look at how the bio-economy itself could be nature positive, taking forestry as an example. When talking with countries or companies...Read more
Nature conservation can be a challenge, especially for local governments. Protected areas can reap tremendous benefits for a country, and indeed the planet. But often local governments must deal with a double bind of having to shoulder the costs of conserving the land and water as well as the costs...Read more