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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #27

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.

It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌

Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 23

👏 A win for the ocean: High Seas Treaty signed at United Nations

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signs the High Seas Treaty next to Pedro Sánchez, Spanish Prime Minister.

Image from European Commission.

"The High Seas Treaty, also known as the agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction or 'BBNJ', was signed in New York on 20 September, in the margins of the United Nations High Level Week."

Read the full article in European Commission.

🇧🇷 Brazil supreme court rules in favor of Indigenous land rights in historic win

Indigenous people celebrate the ruling in Brasília.

Image by Gustavo Moreno/AP

"Brazil’s supreme court has blocked efforts to dramatically strip back Indigenous land rights in what activists called a historic victory for the South American country’s original inhabitants."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

🌊 Tiny Pacific island nation seeks ocean sponsors in novel conservation plan

Niue is one of the smallest countries in the world, dwarfed by an ocean territory 1,200 times larger than its land mass.

Image by Lisa Strachan/Getty Images/iStockphoto

"Niue hopes to raise $18m by selling units of its ocean territory to sponsors as the region struggles to mitigate impacts of climate change."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

🌳 ‘Nature surprises us’: scientists in Brazil rediscover tree thought extinct for nearly 200 years

Image via Euronews Green

"A species of small holly tree last seen nearly two centuries ago has been rediscovered in Brazil and scientists say it is an “incredible find”."

Read the full article on Euronews.

🇺🇸 California Lawmakers Vote to Require Disclosure of Greenhouse Emissions

A Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington, Calif.

Image by Mario Tama/Getty Images

"The California Legislature this week passed a landmark bill that would require major companies to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, a move with national and global repercussions in governments’ efforts to fight climate change."

Read the full article in The New York Times.

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