The UN’s Global Biodiversity Framework could be ‘Paris Agreement for nature’

December 7, 2021 by  
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Set to be finalized in early 2022, the GBF’s draft sets out targets for protecting marine and land habitats, reducing pesticides and plastic waste, and increasing investments.

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Sustainability: An Operational Imperative for Commercial Building Owners and Tenants

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Study finds 93% U.S companies view sustainability is a lasting trend. Many companies are conducting major sustainability initiatives to improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce impact on the environment. The initiatives are taken for reasons ranging from lowering the operating costs of their buildings to complying with regulations or from satisfying client demand for efficient tenant space. In fact, according to a new survey conducted by Honeywell and The Business Journals eight of ten U.S. companies surveyed say that sustainability is an operational imperative and they have initiatives in place, while 70% say they have integrated sustainability into their strategic planning processes. To get more insight into the top priorities’ companies expect to take over the next year and the role tenants have in the sustainability initiatives they seek from their building owners, download this paper created by Honeywell and The Business Journals documenting the sustainability landscape for commercial buildings.

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New Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

December 26, 2012 by  
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Christmas tree photo from Shutterstock Researchers at  Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden recently discovered that spruces, pines, and firs are exceptionally adept at absorbing methane , a greenhouse gas that’s about 25 times more harmful as carbon dioxide. Previous studies speculated that these types of trees actually emitted methane, but this study suggests that trees might be rising to the challenge, actually sucking methane out of the atmosphere in addition to carbon dioxide. If accurate, the study makes yet another case for protecting existing forests , planting more spruce, pines, and firs, and not cutting them down for use as Christmas trees ! Read the rest of New Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: christmas tree , Climate Change , forests , greenhouse gases , methane , Sweden , Trees

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