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Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 5 min ago
Source: New York Times - As other countries look to China to take the lead in fighting global warming after President Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate agreement, President Xi Jinping is pushing ahead with an ambitious plan to build the world’s largest market for carbon emissions permits.

China-California Pacts Show How States And Nations Can Win On Climate Under Trump

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 5 min ago
Source: Energy Collective - The Paris Agreement is an overwhelming global consensus to fight climate change—with only Syria and Nicaragua failing to sign on—but Donald Trump’s announcement he intends to withdraw America from the accord threatens climate action.

Can Hawaii sell tourists on sustainability?

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 5 min ago
Source: GreenBiz -

The invisible revolution making planes lighter

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 5 min ago
Source: Politico - Technology could cut carbon footprint of flying.

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: AP - To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.

Climate change could devastate the birthplace of the arabica coffee bean

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: Quartz - The world’s most popular coffee bean, arabica, is under threat in the country where it was first found.

A success story in eco conservation

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: The Hindu - The Kolayad grama panchayat here could not have done a better job for its biodiversity conservation and environmental protection than firm enforcement of decisions to ensure compliance.

Fiji top executives call for more efforts to tackle climate change

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: Xinhua - Top executives in Fiji on Friday called for more efforts to tackle climate change.

Top executives in Fiji on Friday called for more efforts to tackle climate change.

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: Fiji Times - WITH the Top Executives (TOPEX) Conference commencing today, the event will focus on the overarching theme of "Responsible Businesses in a Green Economy".

White House shows no sign of reopening Paris talks

New from UNFCCC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Source: Politico - Three weeks after Trump announced he's pulling the U.S. out of the climate accord, everyone is waiting for the White House to move forward.

WWF objection prompts review of Mexican tuna fishery's impact on dolphins in the Eastern Pacific

News from WWF - 19 hours 5 min ago
GLAND, Switzerland, 23 June 2017 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of an Eastern Pacific tuna fishery has been placed temporarily on hold following strong concerns raised by WWF that impacts of the fishery on depleted dolphin populations in the region have not been fully examined and addressed. 

In October 2016, WWF filed an objection to an MSC assessment conducted by an independent certifier of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific purse seine yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery based on two factors: that the information used to assess fishery impacts on depleted dolphin species was not transparent and that the assessment ultimately did not accurately account for impacts of the fishery on dolphin populations.

The independent adjudicator assigned to consider WWF's objection during a hearing in May has now remanded the decision to certify the fishery. The certifier must now reconsider whether there is sufficient evidence that the fishery is not hindering the recovery of the dolphin species in question. 
 
"The existing science does not support the conclusions made in the original assessment and is insufficient to show that this fishery meets the MSC standard when considering all fishery impacts on depleted dolphins in the region," said Franck Hollander, Seafood Officer for WWF-Germany and the global team lead for WWF on this certification effort. 

In the waters of the Eastern Pacific, one of the techniques used for decades to catch tuna involves targeting schools of tuna associated with dolphins, a practice with a history of contributing to high dolphin mortality. Despite reductions in the number of dolphins killed by this practice in recent years, it is unknown whether populations have recovered from dramatic declines that began in the late 1950s and continued though the early 1990s.

Hollander added, "Given the historical impact of the fishing technique used by this fishery, it was critical to WWF that the MSC assessment was done carefully and in strict accordance with the MSC requirements.  We are committed as a stakeholder to use our collective expertise to hold the process to account and push for the best possible outcome for the marine environment, fisheries and local communities."

WWF is calling for scientific evidence that the fishery does not likely hinder the recovery of the depleted species directly impacted in order for it to be certified. The certifier now has ten days to respond to the remand. A final decision on the certification is expected once the remand process is complete.

"As this fishery strives to meet the MSC standard, there is an opportunity for all stakeholders to work together to improve fishing practices and the availability of up-to-date scientific information on the impacted dolphin stocks," said Enrique Sanjurjo, Lead, Food Practice, WWF-Mexico.

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Rucha Naware | WWF International | rnaware@wwfint.org | +91 961 916 0232
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About WWF
WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Visit www.panda.org/news for latest news and media resources and follow us on Twitter @WWF_media
 

How to save 30-40% of your income

News from India - 19 hours 45 min ago
The fall in purchasing power is the reason that we worry about meeting our expenses when we retire

Where physical meets digital

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:47
The art of the possible now lies in obtaining and then orchestrating that technology solution so that it can translate the imagination into reality

Tech diplomacy

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:29
Danish diplomat Casper Klynge’s mission is an explicit recognition of the fact that tech behemoths are global actors that wield as much or more influence than many countries

Shooting blanks

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:25
For the second year in a row, the army has rejected an indigenously built rifle due to poor performance in trials

Realizing the India-US trade potential

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:13
India’s concerns regarding US trade policies will need to be addressed to improve the possibility of mutually beneficial access to India’s markets

Why the F-16 deal isn’t a game changer

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:09
If realized, the F-16 deal will bring some jobs but nothing more—no market, no cutting-edge technology, and certainly no leverage against Pakistan

Histories of the in-between

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 21:02
There seems to be little space for the histories that exist between the grand narratives of nation and civilization

Are farm loan waivers really so bad?

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 20:58
The Centre and states need to work together to evolve a farm loan model which protects both farmers and banks without bringing politics into it

The feasibility of a sports boycott of Pakistan

News from India - 22. June 2017 - 20:58
Terrorism has not shown the same capacity as racism to attract unequivocal condemnation

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