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Low-impact renewable energy to drive mineral extraction

Global mining efforts require vast amounts of energy, most of which has historically been derived from fossil fuels such as diesel, heavy oils, and coal. The mining industry recognises it has a critical role to play in limiting...

Certified community forests positively impact human wellbeing

Protected Areas (PAs) are often the first tool in the conservationist’s tool kit for preserving biodiversity, but they are not always effective. As a result, PA management has undergone a major rethink in recent years.

A metric for spatially explicit contributions to species targets

STAR, the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration metric, gives businesses, financiers, investors and governments a practical and comparable tool to quantify how specific actions at specific locations can contribute to global targets on species extinction.

Public Development Banks and Biodiversity

This new report published by WWF-France summarises a TBC-led study on how PDBs could support greening finance and financing green. It outlines five key actions PBDs can take to shift finance from potentially harmful activities to those which offer nature positive outcomes.

IUCN: Mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with solar and wind energy development

Renewable energy is key for the transition to a low-carbon future, but even clean energy sources can have significant unintended impacts on the environment if not managed and mitigated appropriately.

Technology to improve the management of development impacts on biodiversity

From automation to traceability and remote sensing to eDNA sampling, technology use for conservation holds the promise to help businesses better understand baseline values, and predict, mitigate and...

eDNA and biodiversity risk

Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for biodiversity surveys is a relatively new, but rapidly developing field. In this briefing note we look at the current state of eDNA approaches.

What does nature positive mean for business?

Those in the business and biodiversity world will not have failed to notice a new phrase appear on the scene in recent months. A phrase that seems to signal a shift in nature’s place on the business sustainability agenda — broadening the ‘E’ in ESG.

Orangutans: good practice guidance for industry

All three species of orangutan are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. This Industry Briefing Note outlines essential good practice for considering orangutans on your project, especially when alignment with PS6 is required.