The Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility aims to source projects that transform lives and environments, and to securitise the project loans into bonds that will be sold to investors through the MTN markets.
As luxury consumer markets in wildlife grow, many of the desired species targeted are declining, with some at elevated risk of local or even global extinction unless their trade networks are controlled and the necessary laws and regulations established and enforced.
A land area the size of India will be needed for additional food production, according to the report, while water use will climb from 577 billion cubic meters per year to 1,054 billion cubic meters per year.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on Thursday said that its India Reporting Portal has received 1,000 reports related to online child pornography.
Launched in India 2016, the online reporting portal allows users to anonymously report objectionable content to highly trained IWF analysts so that this material can be fully assessed and removed from the internet.
PUNE: A statewide research on the status of implementation of the status of implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in Maharashtra conducted under Mumbai-based NGO Aarambh has revealed that Pune district still lacks know-how on basic service providers, who are required to help survivors of sexual abuse.
In A study conducted on the status of implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act by Aarambh, it was found that of the 36 rural police stations, visited by the research team in 17 districts of the state, 20 did not have a woman police sub-inspector.
The Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility has issued a $95 million sustainable rubber bond in Indonesia. The bond will pay for wildlife-friendly, socially inclusive and climate-sensitive rubber production in two Indonesian provinces.
It is a billion-dollar industry driven by demand in Hong Kong and China for ultra-fresh sea food.
But an eye-opening report on Live Reef Food Fish (LRFF) released on Thursday by leading academics and conservationists in Hong Kong, paints a dismal future for the trade.
Hong Kong has the second largest per capital consumption of seafood in Asia, at more than three times the global average.
Hong Kongers appetite for reef fish such as groupers could mean such dishes will be gone from diners' tables in the next couple of decades, according to a new study.
World’s largest market will phase out sales of elephant tusks by 2021 under a three-step plan supported by lawmakers from across political spectrum.
Elephant ivory will no longer be on sale legally in three years after Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a ban on the “cruel business”.
Sam Inglis says the easy supply of water from the mainland and low water tariffs have lulled Hongkongers into a false sense of security, unaware of the mounting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the world, including the Pearl River Delta
Numerous initiatives to finance conservation projects have been launched in recent years. This roundtable, organised by Environmental Finance with the help of Conservation International, explores how such projects could be scaled up and how more private capital can be attracted to such initiatives.
India on Monday launched its first internet hotline to encourage people to report online child pornography and curb a surge in photographs and videos on the internet showing children being sexually exploited, the founders of the initiative said.