Putting A Dollar Value On Ecosystems

How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?Researchers in a new paper try to do just that — with one specific ecosystem service, provided by grasslands: soil carbon storage.

Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.

Biodiversity Is Key to Sustainable Agriculture

The need to protect biodiversity cannot be taken away from agricultural sectors if governments were to ensure sustainable development, food security, and the capacity to weather climate change. The This much was agreed on by 167 countries at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP13) which ended on 17 December in Cancun, Mexico.

Guide to Mainstream Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

“To meet rising global food demands, the agriculture sectors need to produce greater quantities of more diverse and nutritious food. This progress can and must be achieved in a sustainable way, without causing more impacts on biodiversity.” said Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, C.B.D Executive Secretary.

Characteristics of a Regenerative Global Diet

Today’s food system is falling short when it comes to safeguarding the health of humans and the environment. SustainAbility’s Corinne Hanson and Lorraine Smith explore what a regenerative food system would look like.