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French President Macron addresses the One Planet Summit
On Monday, France hosted the One Planet Summit for biodiversity where the leaders of more than 50 nations launched the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People.The coalition aims to secure a global agreement to protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030 when the Convention on Biological Diversity meets later this year in Kunming, China. Not to be outdone and invoking England’s historic Magna Carta, the Prince of Wales launched at the meeting the “Terra Carta” – the Earth charter – to bring prosperity into harmony with nature, people, and planet over the coming decade, and calling on CEOs from around the world to protect half of the planet by 2050 and make investments consistent with a future of low greenhouse gas emissions. You can read the Terra Carta — not on parchment — here.
Plastic pollution is one of the direst environmental crises we face. Worse yet, nearly all the plastic ever created still exists in some form today yet much of it has merely broken down into microplastics–microscopic fragments of plastic that are ubiquitous in the environment. They’re in food, seaspray, and now, according to new research published […]
The retailer H&M, which has long given a discount to shoppers who bring in old clothes to recycle, is taking its “game” to a whole new level. They’re partnering with Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Jones to promote their sustainability programs both online and in real life. Jones now has an avatar, and both of […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new UN report suggests that plastic pollution isn’t just a threat to marine life — it’s also an issue of environmental justice. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution, highlights that poor nations and communities around the world disproportionately suffer the effects of plastic waste. This […]
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