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News spotlight: Europe passes bill to fix nature and climate
The European Parliament agreed on legally binding targets to protect and restore nature in the European Union — a significant step but short of the “30 by 30” goal that most conservationists and scientists have called for to stem the tide of species extinctions and climate change.
July 13, 2023
Oslo offers a blueprint for net-zero cities: 3 stories you may have missed
In case you missed it: Norway’s capital offers large cities a blueprint for cost-effective climate action, oil companies are selling their aging wells and moderate investments in nature could prevent future pandemics.
May 17, 2022
Study: ‘Green’ recovery proves better for climate, economies
As countries begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, green stimulus policies could help economies recover while tackling climate change, a new study suggests.
May 5, 2020
Hong Kong votes to ban sale of ivory
Hong Kong voted to ban the sale of ivory Wednesday.
January 31, 2018
Fact check: Trump quip on Arctic ice melts under scrutiny
Donald Trump’s statements about climate change on “Piers Morgan” on Sunday go directly against scientific fact.
January 31, 2018
To protect its precious tuna, Pacific islands look to the north
Leaders from the Pacific Islands learn about fisheries management from Iceland.
January 19, 2018
Statesman of the melting North: A conversation with Ólafur Grímsson
On the eve of the People’s Climate March, former president of Iceland Ólafur Grímsson discusses why the time for climate change action is now.
April 28, 2017
Climate Week: Money, nature and what really matters
The three themes that stood out over the course of Climate Week were protecting nature to protect the climate, finding funding for conservation and valuing nature beyond science and policies.
September 26, 2019
France backs bold new pact to save Amazon
France has committed US$ 100 million to a new South American-led initiative to protect the Amazon rainforest, with Conservation International pledging an additional US$ 20 million.
September 23, 2019
EU bid to halt imported deforestation ‘moot without investment’
In a new communication, the European Union announced steps it will take to promote global reforestation efforts and end deforestation related to EU imports of agricultural commodities.
July 23, 2019
Europe moves to restrict import of unsustainable palm oil
Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a resolution aiming to limit the import of palm oil that has caused deforestation. The Parliament also called for new sustainability criteria for palm oil entering the European market.
April 22, 2017
A shortage of beer and fries? Climate change hits Europe where it hurts
Europe may have a shortage of beer and fries due to climate change.
October 10, 2018
Figueres to European leaders: Climate action requires protecting forests
Speaking before an audience of EU officials in Brussels, Christiana Figueres addressed the environmental footprint of products consumed by Europeans but produced elsewhere.
September 20, 2017
5 questions you’ve wanted to ask about the Paris Agreement
With the Paris Agreement back in the news, Human Nature offers five things to know about the historic international accord.
June 2, 2017