These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century

These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century
By 2100, the global population could surpass 11 billion, according to predictions by the UN.Currently China, India and the USA have the three largest populations in the world, but by 2100, this will have changed to India, Nigeria and China, respectively. The World Population in 2100, by Country In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the global population could surpass 11 billion by the end of the century. Last year, the UN revised these estim...
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How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting

How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting
England's current woodland covers only 10% of the country and current regenerative plans are only planning to increase this by 2%, by 2050.If woodland cover was increased to 26%, 10% of the nation's carbon would be adsorbed naturally, whilst supporting dwindling wildlife.Rewilding - allowing woodland to regenerate naturally on a large scale - is the most effective way to increase woodland cover. Allowing trees to naturally establish over huge are...
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An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19

An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19
86% of people want significant change to make the world fairer and more sustainable after COVID-19, a new study finds.Almost three-quarters want their own lives to change too.More than 21,000 people in 28 countries took part in the survey.The findings align with the World Economic Forum's call for a Great Reset after the crisis. A majority of people worldwide support calls for global leaders to ensure we make the world fairer and more sustainable...
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Wildlife populations have plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years

Wildlife populations have plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years
Natural areas that used to support biodiversity and have been converted for farming are the biggest reason for the population decline of thousands of species around the world.The WWF study has found that the average population size has dropped by 68% worldwide since 1970.These declines are stark warnings that human activity is becoming unsustainable on Earth. The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 197...
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Learning sustainability

Learning sustainability
As I am a novice here, please forgive my greater than usual clumsiness. I saw an announcement asking people to post in the blog, and so I am dutifully making a effort to contribute. How many pillars are there in sustainable development - or sustainability? If you answer three, you would be right, at least in the traditional view of the term. This view holds that sustainability has three dimensions or pillars: society, the environment and the econ...
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Africa’s population will triple by the end of the century even as the rest of the world shrinks

Africa’s population will triple by the end of the century even as the rest of the world shrinks
Africa will be the only region in the world where population will still be growing at the end of the century.Given a 48% population decline expected in China, Nigeria will become the second biggest country globally by 2100, behind only India. Every global region could see their populations decline by the end of the century—except Africa. The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at p...
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Why this moment could be decisive for tackling climate change: Report

Why this moment could be decisive for tackling climate change: Report
COVID-19 has created a unique opportunity to build a more sustainable world, a new report says.The pandemic has boosted awareness of and support for sustainable practices.Business and investors have a critical role in steering the economic recovery.Global cooperation is needed to make the world more sustainable. More than half a century ago, one of the first images of Earth adrift in space was taken by the Apollo 8 space mission. The shot is ofte...
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New Nature Economy Report II: The Future of Nature and Business

New Nature Economy Report II: The Future of Nature and Business
The Future of Nature and Business, the second of three reports in the World Economic Forum's New Nature Economy series, provides the practical insights needed to take leadership in shifting towards a much needed nature-positive economy. As the world prepares to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting crisis, we are presented with an unprecedented clarion call, and opportunity, to change the way we eat, live, grow, build and power our liv...
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What would it cost to fix our broken relationship with nature?

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A new report concludes that the benefits of protecting 30% of the world's land and ocean outweigh the costs by a factor of at least 5:1.COVID-19 and other zoonotic diseases are the direct result of the over-exploitation of nature and resources.Investing in nature and measures to prevent climate change would mean short-term net costs, but would be offset by financial benefits over time. In 2020, humanity is living the consequences of our broken re...
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How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans
The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark focus. These leaps often happen at the edges of the world's tropical forests, where deforestation is increasingly bringing people into contact with animals' natural habitats. Yellow fever, malaria, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ebola – all of these pathogens have spilled over from one species to ...
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