Fifty years ago, activist Brian Davies founded the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in hopes of ending the commercial hunt for seals in Canada. Fifteen years later, in 1983 and in partnership with IFAW, Europe banned the importation of “whitecoat”

New ICLEI Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity Will Shine a Spotlight on Local Action, Starting With the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.  Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods while 1.6 billion people, including 70

One million species are threatened with extinction. As this hit the global media headlines reporting on the recent Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, many friends and colleagues sent me shocked messages saying, “Did you see this?” “This is

Earth Ratings is currently crowdfunding on startnext.com/en/earthratings. “A rising tide lifts all boats” was a phrase used to convince American voters that trickle-down economics works. Almost 60 years on, we should carefully consider the future of economic activity. The current rate

What lines can we not afford to cross when it comes to our impact on the planet? As the world races to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, it is vital that the pursuit of sustainable

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