Fungi hats? MycoWorks moves into fashion with mycelium hat collection

Biomaterials innovator MycoWorks has teamed up with luxury hat designer Nick Fouquet to launch his first eco-friendly fashion collection manufactured using mycelium material. Dubbed ‘Reishi’, the material developed by the firm is made using mycelium, which derives from the root structure of mushrooms. Launching the new luxury hat collection this week, MyCoWorks said the material … Read more

COP15: Green groups ‘appalled’ by slow progress as crunch UN biodiversity talks close in Nairobi

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Protecting Wetlands: Body releases science-based targets to safeguard species-rich habitats

Wetland International calls for protection of crucial ecosystems ahead of the delayed COP15 Biodiversity Summit A series of five science-based targets to protect the world’s wetlands by 2030 has been proposed by Wetland International ahead of the pre-COP15 negotiations in Nairobi this week. Wetlands cover six per cent of the Earth’s surface, but are home … Read more

‘We cannot afford to wait’: UN confirms COP15 Biodiversity Summit to relocate to Canada

Hopes this year could see the adoption of an international treaty to safeguard nature have been given a major boost, after the UN officially confirmed today that the crucial biodiversity talks are to be moved from Covid-hit China to Canada, with the COP15 Summit now pencilled in for December in Montreal. As widely rumoured yesterday, … Read more

New roadmap aims to tackle £5.6bn nature recovery financing shortfall

The UK must rapidly catalyse increased levels of private investment if it is to overcome an annual £5.6bn financing gap for nature recovery projects, according to a major new report published today. Led by the Broadway Initiative, Finance Earth, and the Green Finance Institute, the report includes a roadmap that aims to “make the UK … Read more

G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

Climate ministers of G7 nations have this afternoon pledged to deliver “predominately decarbonised” electricity systems by 2035, while taking “concrete and timely steps” to phase out unabated coal power generation. In a communique published at the close of a three-day Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting in Berlin this week, the world’s largest climate set out … Read more

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

The UK government has promised to push its fellow G7 nations to accelerate the shift towards green energy, reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and ramp up efforts to tackle biodiversity loss, as climate and energy minister of the world’s leading climate meet for a summit in Berlin this week. COP26 President Alok Sharma, Business, Energy … Read more

Balancing Act: New offshore wind research aims to deliver net gain for biodiversity

Data collected by industry, government, and academics across seven countries – including 50,000 seabed samples – is to be included as part of efforts to ensure the expansion of offshore wind projects delivers a net gain for marine biodiversity. The North Sea Net Gain The study – which is to be led by The Crown … Read more