PLUGGING BUSINESS INTO THE GLOBAL AGENDA: THE PLATFORM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENT

PJ Marshall Founder and Executive Director, Restore the Earth Foundation [email protected] www.restoretheearth.org . ABSTRACT: Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF) is a social investment partner for corporations that value the Earth’s natural resources. Founded in 2010, we are a global nongovernmental organization that deploys landscape-scale ecosystem restoration projects and measures and reports the impact. Our exclusive […]

The #Earth Statement “In order to bring true #peace to the Earth”

Michiyo FURUHASHI Member of the Konohana Family, a Japanese spiritual community which applies the Universal Circulation Method based on the Katakamuna civilization that existed in East Asia about 13000 years ago. She is responsible for international communications and also serves as the president of “Green Grass”, a non-profit organization. E-mail: [email protected] Konohana Family: http://www.konohana-family.org/for-non-japanese-speakers/ Konohana […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

#COP21 Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on #Forests

The LPAA Focus event on Forests will serve as a stepping stone for future ambitious climate action on forests. Building on the New York Declaration on Forests launched during the Climate Summit in September 2014, it will showcase transformational examples at national and subnational level to make forests and their protection a core element of […]

$248 USD million pledged to GEF climate fund for most vulnerable countries

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors have pledged close to $250 USD million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. Canada, […]

‘Whole System’ Approach Needed to Cut #Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting

Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel Decoupling economic growth from escalating resource use should be an integral part of climate policy, according to a group of the world’s most renowned natural resources scientists.  As nations gathered at COP21 in Paris for their first day of […]

Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2º C Temperature Limit #COP21

New UN Report Synthesizes National Climate Plans from 146 Countries An unprecedented world-wide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping a global temperature rise to under 2 degree C. A report released today by the UNFCCC secretariat, assessing the collective impact of over […]

#Biomimicry: inspiration is everywhere…

Bringing ideas to life. Each year 5-10 finalists in the Open category of the Global Design Challenge are invited to participate in the Challenge Accelerator program. Designed to help biomimetic solutions advance beyond the concept stage, the BGDC Accelerator is an intensive 6-9 month program during which the teams continue to develop their design concepts […]

The #BigHistory Anthropocene Conference: A #Transdisciplinary Exploration

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Big History Anthropocene Conference: A Transdisciplinary Exploration in Sydney, Australia.The human race has had such a profound impact on the climate and environment of the Earth that some have proposed we have entered a new geological era – the Anthropocene. Explore Big Issues with Global Impact  Examine critical challenges […]

Using Nature’s Design Principles to Feed Nine Billion: Finalists announced for the world’s first food system-focused biomimicry innovation accelerator

Using Nature’s Design Principles to Feed Nine Billion Finalists announced for the world’s first food system-focused biomimicry innovation accelerator Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype […]

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