Five Canadian banks risk being forced to leave UN net-zero banking club

The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), formed ahead of last year's UN climate conference in Scotland, is part of a larger network called Race to Zero that seeks to rally companies, cities, financial institutions and other civil society groups to steer the world to a climate-safe future. To be a member of GFANZ … Continue reading Five Canadian banks risk being forced to leave UN net-zero banking club

Summer reading – the “wood wide web”

Beneath our feet, a vast microbial network dubbed the "wood wide web" allows trees to communicate and share resources with each other. Natalie Muller discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. As you read about the power of trees, notice that "sweeping across 107 acres of Utah’s Fishlake National Forest is one of … Continue reading Summer reading – the “wood wide web”

Per person, Germany has used as much from nature in just over four months as can be regenerated in the space of a year

Germany has used more resources in the first third of 2022 than are sustainably available to it for an entire year. Anne-Sophie Brändlin explains in an article on the Deutsche Welle website what needs to change.   German Overshoot Day: 'We cannot continue like this' It is only the beginning of May, but already Germany's … Continue reading Per person, Germany has used as much from nature in just over four months as can be regenerated in the space of a year

Understanding our real water use

Water is a precious resource that we need to preserve, even in countries that they think they have an abundance of it. But cutting down on how much we consume has more to do with the food we eat than the length of our showers. Natalie Muller and Neil King discuss "hidden" or "virtual" water in an … Continue reading Understanding our real water use

New EEA briefing that addresses the links between natural resources and Europe’s ambitions in shifting to a sustainable future

Addressing the links between natural resources like food, energy, water, land, materials and ecosystems services is key to supporting Europe’s ambitions in shifting to a sustainable future, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published this week.   A better understanding of links between natural resources can help the EU’s sustainability drive Europe’s drive … Continue reading New EEA briefing that addresses the links between natural resources and Europe’s ambitions in shifting to a sustainable future