COP28: Potential for price floors and integral role of Indigenous Peoples central to discussions on biodiversity credits

Published 10:24 on December 4, 2023  /  Last updated at 10:24 on December 4, 2023  / Bryony Collins /  Biodiversity, International, Nature-based, Voluntary

Indigenous Peoples and local communities need to be at the heart of developing an effective and equitable biodiversity market due to the key role they play as stewards of biodiversity-rich land, while the introduction of a credit price floor could help ensure an equitable approach here, said speakers from the International Advisory Panel on Biodiversity Credits at COP28 today.

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Australia establishes nature investment advisory body

Published 04:56 on December 4, 2023  /  Last updated at 11:31 on December 4, 2023  / Mark Tilly /  Australia, Biodiversity

The federal Australian government has announced an advisory group to encourage business to invest in nature repair, it announced Monday, as it looks to pass its Nature Repair Market (NRM) legislation in parliament this week.

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COP28: European donors announce cash for Blue Mediterranean Partnership

Published 05:58 on December 3, 2023  /  Last updated at 05:58 on December 3, 2023  /  Africa, Biodiversity, EMEA, Middle East

Partners and backers of the Blue Mediterranean Partnership on Saturday announced €9.5 million in new funding for the initiative, with additional funding expected to materialise over the next few months as efforts are geared up to support the marine biodiversity hotspot.

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COP28: Initiative launches in bid to bring Indigenous knowledge to the heart of global biodiversity planning

Published 05:50 on December 3, 2023  /  Last updated at 05:50 on December 3, 2023  /  Biodiversity, Climate Talks, International

A new initiative has launched on sidelines of COP28 in Dubai that will seek to combine Indigenous knowledge and mapping technology to help governments in their efforts to protect 30% of their terrestrial and marine areas by 2030.

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Cercarbono releases broad biodiversity certification programme

Published 10:08 on December 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 10:22 on December 2, 2023  / Stian Reklev /  Americas, Biodiversity, International, South & Central

Crediting standard Cercarbono has released for public consultation a broad programme that will allow a wide range of activities to earn voluntary biodiversity credits, covering terrestrial, marine, freshwater, wetland, and urban activities.

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Nature target-setting framework for asset managers and owners launched

Published 18:00 on December 1, 2023  /  Last updated at 18:00 on December 1, 2023  / Thomas Cox /  Biodiversity, International

A framework to help asset managers and asset owners set targets for nature has been launched by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation (FfB).

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WEF: Biodiversity credit demand could reach $180 bln by 2050 in radical future

Published 16:02 on December 1, 2023  /  Last updated at 16:02 on December 1, 2023  / Thomas Cox /  Biodiversity, International

Demand for biodiversity credits could reach $180 billion annually by 2050 if a radical transformation in valuing nature happens, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has said.

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Australian govt seeks to finalise Nature Repair Market recommendation report on Monday, Senate documents show

Published 03:51 on December 1, 2023  /  Last updated at 03:51 on December 1, 2023  / Mark Tilly /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Biodiversity

The Australian government is making moves in the Senate to get a report into its Nature Repair Market legislation finalised on Monday, some five months ahead of its official deadline.

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Biodiversity Pulse: Thursday November 30, 2023

Published 17:33 on November 30, 2023  /  Last updated at 17:33 on November 30, 2023  /  Biodiversity, Newsletters

A twice-weekly summary of our biodiversity news plus bite-sized updates from around the world. All articles in this edition are free to read (no subscription required).

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Indigenous Peoples-led nature credit framework launched by Pollination arm

Published 17:05 on November 30, 2023  /  Last updated at 17:05 on November 30, 2023  / Thomas Cox /  Biodiversity, International

A voluntary nature credit development framework led by Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) has been launched by Pollination Foundation.

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