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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life | Environment | The Guardian
big problem European CAP common ag policy. as it subsidieses scale and destruction not conservation and harmony.

Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/uk-urged-to-take-lead-on-biodiversity-as-un-issues-urgent-warning-global-assessment-dasgupta - Ministers announce report on economic case for biodiversity, but activists insist actions, not studies, are needed

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/12/what-is-biodiversity-and-why-does-it-matter-to-us - The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it?

Artensterben - https://www.spiegel.de/plus/darum-ist-das-artensterben-bedrohlicher-als-der-klimawandel-a-00000000-0002-0001-0000-000163724182
biodiversity  ecological  collapse  extinction  mass  disorder  climate  change  human  anthropocene  beecolony  insects  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  environment  CAP  Artensterben 
7 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Decoding Sustainability
By Matthew Yamatin whose consulting company besides of Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever, Biogen, Whole Foods, State Street, or Westinghouse also consults smaller local players such as ISB (International School of Beijing).

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9 weeks ago by eocas
Butterfly numbers fall by 84% in Netherlands over 130 years – study | Environment | The Guardian
Europes CAP
According to Van Swaay, the study, published in Biological Conservation, confirms that “industrial agriculture is simply leaving hardly any room for nature” across the EU and in developed nations such as the US.
mass  extinction  ecological  disaster  crisis  insects  butterflies  biodiversity  Europe  CAP  industrial  agriculture 
12 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Fermes d'avenir
Intro by organic-market.info:

"Maxime de Rostolan founded the organisation Fermes d'avenir five years ago. In France, this organisation supports agro-ecological smallholder initiatives through appropriate training formats, advisory services, model farms as well as lobbying and public relations work."

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january 2019 by eocas
Ridgedale | permaculture farm
Intro by organic-market.info:

"Richard Perkins of the Swedish Ridgedale Farm presented techniques and approaches that make it possible to make small farms ecologically valuable and economically viable. "It is our responsibility to regenerate our landscape through small profitable farms that bring people back into farming," said Perkins."

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january 2019 by eocas
Les jardins de la grelinette | Bio-intensive farm
Intro by organic-market.info:
"A small organic farm in St-Armand, QC, Canada. There, Maude-Hélène and Jean-Martin Fortier have been cultivating one hectare of land for a good ten years, growing 40 varieties of vegetables that they market directly - and live well with. "The key to success is to move away from a tractor-oriented approach to a people-oriented approach," said the Fortiers at a conference.

Their microfarm is one of the best-known examples of new agricultural concepts, “which have impressive effects due to their systemic approach. They are very productive on small areas and are called bio-intensive agriculture, market gardening or micro-farms,” writes the Stiftung Ökologie&Landbau (SÖL) for explanation. “Inspired by agricultural ecology and permaculture, they are economically profitable, ecologically valuable and socially respectful. Their low investment costs make these concepts particularly interesting for young people wishing to enter the agricultural sector.”

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january 2019 by eocas
The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of our systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch every 5 years.
ecological  environment  garbage  ocean  plastic  pollution 
january 2019 by dizzzz
Solar Impulse Foundation - Bridging the gap between ecology and economy
About:
"One of the first to envision ecology through the lens of profitability, Bertrand Piccard has always advocated that protection of the environment would become a reality only if it was perceived as economically viable and requiring no financial or behavioural sacrifices. He actively speaks out against the absurdity of old and polluting devices and systems, and promotes the benefits of new existing efficient technologies and solutions to motivate governments and industries to take action. A way to prove that solving climate change – rather than an expensive problem – is a fantastic market opportunity."

One of the main programs of the Solar Impulse Foundation is their Label:

"For the first time a label proves the economic profitability of solutions that protect the environment
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selecting 1,000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label.

This label serves as a new and credible symbol that can be applied to products, processes and services and serves as a guarantee of quality to those looking to implement clean solutions, and affords a competitive edge to the innovators behind them.

Assessed by independent experts for their technological feasibility, environmental and socio-economic benefits, and economic profitability, a portfolio of these solutions will be brought to decision-makers to encourage them to adopt much more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies."

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Agrachina  Energy  Energy-saving  Sustainability  Label  award  foundation  Switzerland  Innovation  Environment  environmentalism  Technology  SocialEntrepreneur  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  ecological  Economy  climatechange 
january 2019 by eocas

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