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The levels of biodiversity found in different societies and communities is bound up with economic activity i.e. the development of the built environment that encompasses economic and social infrastructure, alongside housing. The development of policy for preserving biodiversity is an increasingly important consideration for decision-makers, with a United Nations Summit held bi-annually to discuss international action to achieve this.

Featured Biodiversity articles

UK Business Biodiversity Forum launched

Businesses from across the UK’s economy have come together to launch a new forum aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity throughout the private sector.

28th May 2021

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Business initiatives on climate change are now being repurposed to prevent the destruction of nature, reports Catherine Early

26th March 2021

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The world has failed to meet any of the Aichi biodiversity targets for 2020 agreed 10 years ago, a UN report has revealed.

2nd October 2020

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A new set of interlinked and ambitious biodiversity goals is needed to tackle nature's alarming decline, an international team of scientists has warned.

26th October 2020

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Less than a quarter of the world's largest companies at risk from biodiversity loss are disclosing these threats in their corporate reporting, a global study by KPMG has uncovered.

1st December 2020

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We must be prepared to embrace complexity and note the interconnectedness of sustainability issues, argues Stephanie Wray

11th December 2020

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As summer faded, ecologists returned home and IEMA hosted a masterclass on biodiversity net gain (BNG).

11th December 2020

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The world must adopt new metrics for economic success that account for the benefits of investing in nature, an independent review on global biodiversity has concluded today.

2nd February 2021

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