Navigation Links
Time to tap climate-change-combating potential of the world's ecosystems
Date:9/2/2009

'green carbon'.

Investing in ecosystem-based measures such as financing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) could thus not only assist in combating climate change but could also be a key anti-poverty and adaptation measure.

Forests also provide services such as freshwaters, soil stabilization, nutrients for agriculture, eco-tourism opportunities and food, fuel and fibre all of which will be key to buffering vulnerable communities against the climate change already underway.

TEEB is urging governments to factor these wider benefits into a forest carbon finance package in order to maximize the return of an agreement in Copenhagen into the future. This might pave the way for a new, Green Economy in the 21st century where natural or nature-based assets become part of mainstream economic and policy planning.

The TEEB climate issues update says that governments can already take steps to include ecosystem services in their national accounts in order to "measure what they manage". In support of this, it suggests that an upgrading of the United Nations' 2003 handbook on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting be carried out to include forest carbon.

While the precise level of investment needed to maintain and enhance carbon storage and adaptation services of ecosystems in a climate-challenged world is unknown, TEEB findings indicate that investing in the Earth's ecological infrastructure has the potential to offer an excellent rate of return.

For example an investment of $45 billion in protected areas alone could secure nature-based services worth some $5 trillion a year.

Coral Reef Emergency: An Ecosystem on a Climatic Knife-Edge

Meanwhile the update highlights some of the consequences if governments fail to rise to the climate change challenge and seal an ambitious deal in Copenhagen.

It underlines a 'Coral Reef Emergency' that is already here a
'/>"/>

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1269
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Pittsburgh scientists identify human source of stem cells with potential to repair muscle
2. Neuronal conduction of excitation without action potentials based on ceramide production
3. To maximize biofuel potential, researchers look for sorghums sweet spot
4. Joslin researchers uncover potential role of leptin in diabetes
5. Chemistry turns killer gas into potential cure
6. Researchers examine worlds potential to produce biodiesel
7. New inhibitor has potential as cancer drug
8. Potential new therapeutic molecular target to fight cancer
9. WCS study finds potential to double tiger numbers in South Asia
10. Childrens Hospital studying drug with the potential to prevent/delay onset of type 1 diabetes
11. Great potential to improve collection, recycling of Europes electronic waste, says UN report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Time to tap climate-change-combating potential of the world's ecosystems
(Date:1/22/2015)... TORONTO , Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, FindBiometrics, the ... announced the launch of its new website design. ... in its infancy", says Peter O,Neill , founder and ... ever, the industry needs involvement from the key players on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 13, 2015 Technology Showcase, Hall E -   ... solutions, today announced it will showcase its EyeLock ID technology ... the Department of Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory ... . EyeLock,s iris identity authentication technology is being used to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray ... adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease dementia, ... Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study,s ... impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate Alzheimer,s dementia (AD). ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3
... first clinical evidence that gene therapy reduces symptoms in ... promising treatment which has endured a sometimes turbulent past. ... Human Gene Therapy the findings stem from a ... in Germany and led by an investigator at Beth ...
... -- Across the globe, the demand for water is ... urban areas are requiring more water for drinking, sanitation, ... supplies. In addition, depleting ground water, longer droughts, and ... increased importance for the agricultural industry to optimize irrigation, ...
... could save thousands of lives a year, University of Utah ... disorder leading to unpredictable, sometimes fatal, hemorrhagic strokes, seizures, paralysis ... that millions of people take to control high cholesterol. ... in a pilot trial with people, statins could provide a ...
Cached Biology News:Gene therapy demonstrates benefit in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 2Gene therapy demonstrates benefit in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 3How to move agriculture forward with limited water 2Statins may treat blood vessel disorder that can lead to fatal strokes 2Statins may treat blood vessel disorder that can lead to fatal strokes 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, ... mammalian Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery ... Cell Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... architecture de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , ... suite of tools to enable the broad use of genomic, ... today announced the appointment of Michelle Munson , CEO ... independent director. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRML), a ... today that the Company closed its previously announced ... Jack W. Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC ... million, before offering expenses.  The proceeds will be ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... series is designed to introduce cutting edge communication ... partners of platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates ... their quest to leverage web conferencing’s most innovative ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3
... Study Results for Memory and Cognition Validate Clinical ... ... Amarin Corporation plc,(NASDAQ: AMRN ) ("Amarin" or "Company") announced ... using ultra-pure,eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) have been published in the "Journal ...
... Sample Analysis Systems-, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 ... whole genome imaging and analytic,platforms for clinical ... the issuance of a patent for a ... The patent covers a novel technique for,the ...
... Shire management team, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and ... SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ),the global specialty ... been appointed President of its Human Genetic ... than 20 years of,management, regulatory affairs, manufacturing ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amarin Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Memory Data in Journal of Neurochemistry 2Amarin Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Memory Data in Journal of Neurochemistry 3Amarin Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Memory Data in Journal of Neurochemistry 4Amarin Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Memory Data in Journal of Neurochemistry 5BioNanomatrix Announces Issuance of Key Nanofluidics Patent Enabling Single Molecule Whole Genome Analysis 2BioNanomatrix Announces Issuance of Key Nanofluidics Patent Enabling Single Molecule Whole Genome Analysis 3Shire Appoints Sylvie Gregoire President of Human Genetic Therapies Business 2Shire Appoints Sylvie Gregoire President of Human Genetic Therapies Business 3Shire Appoints Sylvie Gregoire President of Human Genetic Therapies Business 4
... In Situ Apoptosis Detection Kit detects ... indirect TUNEL method, utilizing an anti-digoxigenin ... Fluorescein reporter molecule. It provides indirect ... are analyzed using either flow cytometry ...
... The Sequi-Gen GT and PowerPac 3000 system, 220-240 ... a 38 x 50 cm vertical slab gel ... electrophoresis cell, which is capable of separating nucleic ... integral plate chamber (IPC) assembly (IPC and bonded ...
... low melting point agarose used for second-dimension ... in place for most applications. Bromophenol Blue ... of electrophoresis runs. The solution is composed ... 1x Tris, glycine, SDS, and 0.003% Bromophenol ...
Criterion staining and blotting trays are plastic trays designed for staining one or two Criterion gels or performing western blot detection. The trays have a working capacity of up to 500 ml. Suppli...
Biology Products: