How to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030

  • Canada is one of 55 countries planning to conserve 30% of its land and water by 2030, to stem the negative effects of climate change.
  • The goal comes from the High Ambition Coalition for People and Nature, a United Nations initiative.
  • Despite challenges, new conservation approaches have potential to conserve threatened species and ecosystem services, writes an expert.

Canada has an extensive system of protected areas that, when added together, would cover an area slightly larger than Ontario. That’s larger than France and Spain combined, and more than three times the size of Germany.

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Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop Summary Report

The Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop, coordinated by the Bioenergy Technologies Office, gathered experts in the fields of waste management, solid materials handling, and biofuel and bioproduct development and production to give presentations.

The workshop explored the potential of using the various components of the municipal solid waste stream (i.e., yard waste, unrecycled paper, food waste, and plastics) to produce feedstock for fuels, chemicals, and products. This document provides an overview of the presentations and breakout session discussions.

Download the workshop report summary.

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Climate change: Are forests carbon sinks or carbon sources?

The world is getting a better understanding of just how important forests are in the global fight against climate change.

New research, published in Nature Climate Change and available on Global Forest Watch, found that the world’s forests sequestered about twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted between 2001 and 2019. In other words, forests provide a “carbon sink” that absorbs a net 7.6 billion metric tonnes of CO2 per year, 1.5 times more carbon than the United States emits annually.

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