news from UNEP-WCMC
UNEP-WCMC published their 2018-19 Annual Review, marking another year of helping to confront the climate and biodiversity crises.
New research shows that overseas consumer markets could be responsible for more than half of the impact of expanding soy production on rare species in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, the Cerrado savannah in Brazil.
This the first major output from the recently launched £20 million UKRI GCRF TRADE Hub, led by UNEP-WCMC.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative launched the Faith for Forests Campaign at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit. At the time of launch 900 religious leaders from 125 countries endorsed this global faith-based campaign to end tropical deforestation.
Olam International is a leading food and agri-business whose value chain spans over 60 countries and which sources from around 4.8 million farmers. "Regularly updated, geographically specific information on biodiversity is key to help us assess risks, and prioritise actions," explains Moray McLeish, Olam VP Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia.
UNEP-WCMC’s new report shows how cross-sectoral area-based planning can improve global governance of the ocean for conservation and sustainable use. This could inform a proposed international agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
UNEP-WCMC recently launched the Aichi Target 11 dashboard, a visual summary of regional, national, and global progress towards protected area goals - giving decision-makers a first-glance understanding of progress.