Patrick Greenfield

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01 10 2021 | 12:43

Record $5bn donation to protect nature could herald new green era of giving

Philanthropists pledge to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, as the planet’s health climbs the charity agenda When their time comes, many of the richest people on Earth have committed to giving…

10 09 2021 | 12:58

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security Wild relatives of some of the world’s most important crops,…

13 07 2021 | 10:01

UN sets out Paris-style plan to cut extinction rate by factor of 10

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’. Eliminating plastic pollution, reducing pesticide use by two-thirds,…

05 06 2021 | 12:14

Investing 0.1% of global GDP could avoid breakdown of ecosystems, says UN report.

Nature’s financial value must be considered to avoid ‘irreversible’ degradation to biodiversity and land. The world needs to quadruple its annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity…

15 05 2021 | 12:48

It’s inspiring hope and change – but what is the IUCN’s green list?

The red list of species at risk is well-known, but the list for protected sites is quietly helping to ‘paint the planet green’ The age of extinction is supported by

25 02 2021 | 07:36

‘It's in our DNA’: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step.

President says the time is finally right for international agreement to tackle biodiversity loss and global heating. When it comes to the environment, few countries rival Costa Rica in terms of…

03 02 2021 | 09:47

How creating wildlife crossings can help reindeer, bears – and even crabs.

Sweden’s announcement this week that it is to build a series of animal bridges is the latest in global efforts to help wildlife navigate busy roads

15 09 2020 | 11:06

Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report.

Wildlife populations are in freefall around the world, driven by human overconsumption, population growth and intensive agriculture, according to a major new assessment of the abundance of life on…

12 07 2020 | 08:13

Scientists put forward plan to create universal species list.

A plan to create the first universally recognised list of species on Earth has prompted hopes of an end to centuries of disagreement and confusion over how to classify the world’s library of life.…

17 10 2019 | 10:35

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry.

Exclusive: analysis reveals lenders provided $700bn to expand sector since Paris climate pact. The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel…