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Biodiversity net-gain: Ambitious policy or a glorified offsetting scheme?

…most nature-depleted countries. Since 1970, species have declined by around one-fifth on average. Recent assessments have proven that this depletion is ongoing, with progress off-track towards most Government nature targets….

David Craig, TNFD Co-Chair, to headline at UK’s leading nature finance conference

…of the final Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, the Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 will bring together buyers, sellers and investors of nature-based solutions in the UK and…

From the Net-Zero Review to growing greenwashing fears: The top sustainability stories of 2023 (part one)

…banned in the UK on the grounds of misleading environmental claims. March: IPCC reports, Budget bonus for carbon capture, edie Awards March’s most-read edie story came mid-month when UK Chancellor…

Chris Packham confirmed for exclusive discussion at edie 24

…workshops, and unparallelled networking and collaboration. With places limited, edie users are encouraged to book edie 24 tickets now. You can secure your place here. This year’s award-winning conference was…

Fresh guidance launched for nature-focused science-based targets

…shape the next iteration of guidance on target setting. “By definition, science-based targets for nature are ambitious; focusing on place-based action where nature needs it most. As we turn our…

UK Government urged to treble international biodiversity funding

…for Nature has noted that the UK has been increasing nature finance assistance in recent years. Provisions increased from £305m in the 2021-22 financial year to £458m one year later….

Tom Ford Beauty launches innovation accelerator to tackle flexible plastic waste

…card, plus plastic-free coatings. Sway, similarly, has been piloting seaweed-based, biodegradable films to house products such as shoes. These types of solutions, Tom Ford Beauty said in a statement, have…

COP28 Action Tracker: CEOs press for end to fossil fuels as King Charles gets go-ahead to attend climate summit

…Caribbean Climate Week – the penultimate event in a series of regional climate weeks to have been hosted this year in the lead-up to COP28. Nature-based solutions are likely to…

COP28 Action Tracker: The UN’s stark new climate warning and renewed China-US collaboration

…better recognise the importance of the ocean in climate mitigation and adaptation work. The EU has set out its position on certifying carbon removals from both nature-based solutions and man-made…

SBTi tweaks criteria for climate targets in the financial sector

…for climate and nature targets. As SBTN’s interim assurance provider, the Global Commons Alliance Accountability Accelerator (GCAAA) will evaluate each company submitting science-based nature targets for validation through an independent…

Tetra Pak unveils new nature strategy to combat loss and enhance water security

…compliance. Business for Nature’s chief executive Eva Zabey said: “Tetra Pak’s ‘Approach to Nature’ marks an important milestone. “We encourage all companies to set a nature strategy – a clear…

Vague peace agreements and climate scientists’ calls to action: The 6 biggest stories from 3 December at COP28

…like these should inform the ambitious and evidence-based action plans needed in this critical decade of accelerated climate action.” Click here to see edie’s full coverage of the 10 points….

State of Nature report: Only one in seven British habitats in good condition

…to move far faster as a society towards nature-friendly land and sea use, otherwise the UK’s nature and wider environment will continue to decline and degrade, with huge implications for…

Exploring the role of carbon offsets in 27 minutes

edie Extra – a new multimedia channel. Building on the success of edie’s long-standing Sustainability Uncovered podcast series, edie Extra is the place to find all the in-depth conversations with…

Environment Bank launches new biodiversity credits

…Financial Disclosures’ (TNFD) framework, businesses are being encouraged to establish science-based nature targets and effectively integrate considerations related to nature risk in their strategic plans. They are also being urged…

edie kicks off a month of exclusive content dedicated to sustainable business leadership

…to have guest speakers on-board from organisations including LinkedIn, ClimateVoice, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Click here for a full agenda and to register. edie Awards Ceremony The edie Awards…

Science-based nature targets for cities and Race to Zero updates: The 7 biggest stories from 6 December at COP28

…support. Science-based targets to be unveiled for city impacts on nature The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) has unveiled plans to develop a target-setting process for cities to champion nature

Waitrose to support British farmers in shift to regenerative practices

…across different supply chains, and how they can be made more ‘nature-friendly’. By 2026, the supermarket will assess the state of nature on all of its own-brand farms in the…

Inside JLR’s plans to deliver 120MW of onsite renewables on the road to net-zero

…confirmed Somerset as the location for its EV battery Gigafactory. Read edie’s full story here. HEAR FROM ALISON NUTTALL AT EDIE 24 JLR’s Alison Nuttall is speaking at edie 24…

How can we support local climate leaders in a cost-of-living crisis?

…focus areas ranging from clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, to nature-based climate projects in South America, to building energy efficiency and community garden projects in the UK. Sinha believes…