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Mike Shanahan's Blog – June 2010 Archive (3)

Green Economy Coalition letter to G20 heads of state urges action on biodiversity

The Green Economy Coalition has today sent an open letter to the heads of states who will attend next week’s G20 summit in Toronto, Canada.

It calls upon G20 leaders to:

(1) integrate the value of biodiversity into national accounts, and to encourage the disclosure of environmental and social impact through environmental, social and governance reporting systems.

(2) reform all subsidies which encourage… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on June 18, 2010 at 11:11 — No Comments

Conservation and human rights: the need for international standards

Conservation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. In recent years, awareness has grown of the relationship of international conservation practice to indigenous peoples and local communities, and especially the links between conservation and human rights. The impacts protected areas can have on rural communities – such as evictions and lost access to natural resources – are now under particular scrutiny. Concern is meanwhile rising over the human rights implications of some climate change mitigation and… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on June 7, 2010 at 12:21 — 1 Comment

Wanted: an IPCC for biodiversity

Nature's editorial this week calls for an independent panel to coordinate scientific research about the state of biodiversity and what to do about its decline.

Added by Mike Shanahan on June 4, 2010 at 14:33 — 2 Comments

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