UK pension funds reportedly invest £300 billion in companies linked to deforestation. Photo: Maher Najm Public Domain Mark 1.0Maher Najm Public Domain Mark 1.0

UK pension funds back deforestation with £300 billion investments

According to Make My Money Matter campaign, 20% of UK pension fund investments support companies involved in deforestation. A move that puts the future of the Planet and the very financial stability of operators at risk
By protecting its vast grasslands, Canada can reduce carbon emissions and meet its climate goals: Photo: Bernard Spragg CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain DedicationBernard Spragg CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

Soil conservation in Canada can save 78 million tons of CO2

By 2030, Canada aims to invest CAD $4 billion in "nature-based solutions" to reduce emissions. Conservation efforts and best practices for grasslands, peatlands, agricultural fields and forests are the main initiatives
Bioherbicides will be the industry that will drive the global growth of the broader biopesticide market between now and 2025. PHOTO: Pixabay.

Biopesticides, a 4.5 billion dollar market

The forecast is contained in an analysis carried out by the research company Technavio. The expected average growth rate is 17% on a five-year basis. To push the biopesticides sector the negative sides of conventional products of chemical origin in environmental and health terms, in addition to the spread of organic agriculture
"The EU must encourage carbon removal and support carbon credits," according to European Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski (photo). Image: CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 - Source: EP© European Union 2019 - Source: EP CC-BY-4.0:

Brussels is working on carbon credits, as certification framework is still undefined

The EU Commission aims to draw up the required guidelines for the calculation and recognition of credits in the carbon farming sector by the end of the year. The matter is complicated as companies pressure raise doubts on deadline compliance.
Commodity companies are among the main contributors to Amazon deforestation. Photo: Charles Edward Miller Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Investment funds don’t leave Brazil despite Amazon deforestation, FT writes

According to the Financial Times, more than a year after the appeal against the Brazilian government, most of the major firms are still investing in companies linked to the deforestation of the Amazon
Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative

Africa, the Great Green Wall is an excellent economic investment too

A cost-benefit analysis of the Green Great Wall project in the Sahel has been published in Nature Sustainability. Every dollar invested produces an average return of $ 1.2, peaking as high as $ 4.4. Despite the harsh climatic conditions
Palm oil was the most financed sector by Dutch banks. Photo: Pixabay License Free for commercial use Attribution not requiredPixabay License Free for commercial use Attribution not required

Dutch banks lead the European credit to deforestation

From 2016 to 2020, lenders in the Netherlands financed global deforestation with more than €3 billion. Palm oil and soybeans the main beneficiaries
The loss of nature's biodiversity is widening the divide between countries, social groups and generations. Photo: LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Vause: “Nature’s exploitation is fueling inequality”

The remarks of the UN economist at the European Environment Agency: "Protecting nature means fighting inequality between nations, the social gap and the generation divide". Climate mitigation and biodiversity protection are crucial
A protest in front of Brazil's consulate in San Francisco, USA, in 2019. Campaigners' demands on President Jair Bolsonaro have been joined by large investors' pressure. Photo: Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Financial firms put pressure on Bolsonaro: “Brazil must save the Amazon”

A large group of investment funds asks Brazil for more commitment to the protection of its forests. FT: "It's time to give a signal".
According to ECB, the failure to prevent climate risk could cost the European economy a 20% loss of GDP by the end of the century. Photo: Piqsels.com, public domainPiqsels.com, public domain

Twin crises climate & biodiversity loss may cost tens of billions a year

Environmental damages impact on the European economy. EU Funds are at risk: "Just 11% of them are truly green".