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Dr. Jane Goodall Is Now Teaching an Online Course on Conservation, Animal Intelligence & Activism [Video]

Back in June, we mentioned that the great primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodallwas gearing up to teach her first online course on environmental conservation, animal intelligence, and activism. Now, it seemed worth giving this quick update–Goodall’s course is ready to go. Open Culture, openculture.com

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How the Global Stocktake Can Raise Global Ambition [Video]

On September 22, EDF and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions jointly hosted an event on the Global Stocktake (GST) at NY Climate Week. Speakers: – Kaveh Guilanpour (moderator), Vice President for International Strategies at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – Angela Churie Kallhauge, Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund – Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme – Frances Way, Executive Director, High-Level Climate Champions team – Kate Larsen, Partner, Rhodium Group – Marcelo Mena, Chief Executive Officer, Global Methane Hub – Sebastian Oberthür, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Eastern Finland Due to technical issues, Angela Churie Kallhauge’s remarks were not captured in the recording. We’re including the full text of her remarks here: Thanks, Kaveh. I also want to thank everyone for joining us at EDF’s headquarters in New York City as well as those of you joining online from around the world. I recently joined EDF as the Head of Impact. In this role, I lead the organization’s efforts to identify and promote ambitious climate solutions with equitable benefits to people around the world. As part of this role, I also oversee EDF’s strategy around multilateral climate negotiations, including the Global Stocktake process. The Global Stocktake is a process that requires countries to assess the collective progress made toward achieving the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals on climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance. It is a key part of the agreement’s ratchet mechanism. The first Stocktake is underway and will conclude next year at COP28. The outcome is meant to inform countries next NDCs, due to the UN climate agency in 2025. The result of this process, if done right – meaning if it’s informed by the latest scientific findings and taken seriously by countries as part of their commitments as signatories of the Paris Agreement – can provide countries with the impetus and information to more effectively implement and increase the ambition of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). As the IPCC’s WGIII report reminded us earlier this year in detailed but stark terms, the world is far off track from meeting the Paris Agreement goals and from averting climate disaster. We need to reduce emissions by nearly half by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5C with no or limited overshoot.1 Instead emissions continue to rise. But importantly, the WGIII report focused on pathways and solutions that can be implemented this decade to get us back on track. The message was clear: we need to act fast. This is where the Global Stocktake can play a key role. The process will allow countries to see the gap between where they are now and where they need to be in terms of their own NDCs. But more importantly, it will allow countries to see how to get there, highlighting near-term solutions available today that could have deep climate impacts. With the right policies to deploy these solutions this decade, the world might have a chance at fulfilling the promises made in Paris seven years ago. One of the reasons we are having this event today is to discuss the need to make the Global Stocktake process as impactful as possible and discuss some – but certainly not all – of the high-value mitigation opportunities that countries should be thinking about as they engage in this process and consider their next NDCs. But first, countries must take the process seriously. For it to be successful, the Global Stocktake needs to be more than a box that countries can check as part of their Paris Agreement commitment. Last year EDF and C2ES launched a partnership to help shape the Global Stocktake process and identify key opportunities with high mitigation potential available to countries. We are working with experts from around the world to help countries distill the signals from the IPCC and other research bodies into impactful, readily available solutions to reduce emissions and drive collective ambition toward meeting the Paris Agreement goals. You’ll hear more about this project later in the meeting. But now, without further ado, I’ll pass it back to Kaveh to get us started.

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A transformative approach to environmental conservation for people and wildlife [Video]

Conventional conservation approaches have not been able to halt alarming rates of biodiversity loss. How can human–wildlife relations be transformed to protect both biodiversity and livelihoods? Is that possible without transforming the underlying economic systems?The CON-VIVA: Towards Convivial Conservation: Governing Human-Wildlife Interactions in the Anthropocene project is investigating the prospects for ‘convivial conservation’. This new model moves beyond protected areas and faith in markets to build landscape, governance and funding pathways that integrate conservation and poverty reduction, while enhancing prosperity.CON-VIVA is part of the Transformations to Sustainability programme, which funded 15 state-of-the-art international research projects between 2016 and 2022 to produce action-oriented knowledge on how social transformations to sustainability can be supported.Find out more about CON-VIVA: https://t2sresearch.org/project/conviva/Find out more about Transformations to Sustainability: https://t2sresearch.org/

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Under Armour Launches Their First-Ever Pride Collection With Athlete Ally [Video]

Under Armour has today released theirfirst-ever UA Pride collectionthat includes both footwear and apparel, driven by Under Armour teammates in the UA Unified Culture Club an internal group whose mission is to promote, cultivate and empower the workplace for our LGBTQ teammates and make a positive impact on the business.

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Applying Anthropology to Environmental Conservation and Human Wellbeing in South America [Video]

A conversation between Chris Jarrett, Environmental Social Scientist at the Field Museum of Natural History, and Michael Cepek, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, for the UTSA course “Anthropology Matters.”

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Series 4, Episode 10: Environmental Conservation [Video]

http://www.socialchangelab.net/video_resources.html This series of videos introduces the 38 chapters of the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Movements. In Episode 10, Prof. Winnifred Louis and colleagues discuss Chapter 10, “Environmental Conservation,” by Angela G. Mertig, which introduces the conservation movement focusing on the North American context.