Human-wildlife conflict among greatest threats to animal species: WWF and UNEP report

Source: Down to Earth What is the news? World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), have released a new report titled – A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence.  Key findings Conflict between humans and animals is one of the main threats to the long-term survival of some… Continue reading Human-wildlife conflict among greatest threats to animal species: WWF and UNEP report

Planet Based Diet can fix food inequality, cut premature deaths says report

News: World Wildlife Fund(WWF) has published the report titled “Bending the Curve: The Restorative Power of Planet Based Diet” and launched a new platform known as  Planet Based Diet Impact and Action Calculator.   Facts: What does the report say? The report says that there is a need to strike a balance in how countries consume… Continue reading Planet Based Diet can fix food inequality, cut premature deaths says report

UN report flags changes in food system to boost climate action

News: World Wildlife Fund(WWF), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus has released a report titled “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems”. Facts: Aim: To help policymakers adopt food systems solutions and set more ambitious targets and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius which… Continue reading UN report flags changes in food system to boost climate action

India to apply CA|TS standards across all Tiger Reserves

News: National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA) has announced the adoption of the Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards[CA|TS] across all of the country’s 50 Tiger Reserves. Facts: CA|TS: It was launched in 2013 as a partnership of tiger range governments, inter-governmental agencies, institutions, NGOs and conservation organisations. Purpose: It is a conservation tool that sets best practice… Continue reading India to apply CA|TS standards across all Tiger Reserves

Sustainable space heating solutions in the Himalayan region can reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030

News: WWF India (World Wide Fund for Nature) and The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) have released a report titled “Sustainable Space Heating Solutions in the Himalayan Region”. Facts: This report is part of an ongoing initiative of WWF-India’s ‘Climate Solver’ programme.  Climate Solver Programme: It is a climate innovations platform by WWF which first began… Continue reading Sustainable space heating solutions in the Himalayan region can reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030

Global Futures Report

News:Recently, the Global Futures report has been released jointly by the World Wide Fund for Nature, Global Trade Analysis Project and the Natural Capital Project. Facts: About the report: The report analysed how the natural assets would change under various future development scenarios and how the consequent changes in ecosystem services would in turn affect… Continue reading Global Futures Report

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Recently,Earth Hour was observed on March 30,2019.The theme of this year was #Connect2Earth.The UN headquarters in New York,the pyramids of Egypt and Rio’s Christ were among top world monuments under darkness for an hour to put the spotlight on climate change and its impact on the planet. Earth Hour is an annual international event organised… Continue reading Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF

India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF News: World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) released its Living Planet Report 2018 titled “ A warning sign from our planet: Nature needs life support” Important Facts: The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas was also prepared by the WWF along with the report. Key Findings… Continue reading India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF