9 January, 2013 - The Guardian Environment - Tony Juniper:
-▶ THE ECONOMY AND NATURE
Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development.
The value of the carbon capture services which could be gained through halving the deforestation rate by 2030 is around $3.7 trillion
One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth. The reality we inhabit is somewhat different, however. One hundred per cent of economic activity is dependent on the services and benefits provided by nature... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/09/economy-nature
Guardian Sutainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking
Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
▶ BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/7obEY5
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming
Psych.Org, December 9, 2013
-▶ SHOULD NATURE'S BENEFITS MATTER TO BUSINESS? Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally... http://phys.org/news/2013-12-nature-benefits-business.html
FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.
Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY: HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/
-▶ ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh
-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES - Yale Global Online http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries
-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb
-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7
Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html
-▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://sco.lt/6jBufh
"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva
2014 Tribunal President Statement
-▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn
-▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values
- ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239
-▶ MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995135177/what-has-nature-ever-done-for-us-money-really-does-grow-on-trees
-▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIVES -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np
-▶ IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT
"THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"
Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"
Resolving the "Game of More"
-▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH - Danielle Lanyard CSR Wire http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth
Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/
▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3
▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z
▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv
Guardian, April 08, 2014
THE BIOSPHERE: NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE. Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve bank with most of its ledgers missing. Humankind is in that kind of predicament: it depends almost entirely on natural capital to generate food and fibre, building materials, fuel and pharmaceuticals, to pollinate crops, filter drinking water, recycle waste and maintain the oxygen supply. Living things underwrite all national economies: money, in effect, really does grow on trees.
Taxonomists identify around 18,000 new species each year, but in the same 12 months a greater number may slip into oblivion, as humans raze forests, pave or plough grasslands, bulldoze hillsides, drain swamps and dredge estuaries.Each extinction represents an asset lost or an opportunity squandered. Yet the human impact on the planetary ecosystem is now so palpable that geologists have proposed a new chronological era, the anthropocene, and biologists already call this "the sixth great extinction".
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US
▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9
▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3
▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: UNBEARABLE. POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR
INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI
A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder
THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING
WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY
THE END OF CORAL REEFS?
AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100
AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/
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-▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A Healthy Biosphere Reflects in A Healthy Humanity http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life
-▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us
-▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE