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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #34

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

Photo: AFP via SCMP

"The Kenyan government declared Monday a public holiday to encourage residents to plant 100 million trees across the country, a call to which hundreds of people in Nairobi responded."

Read the full article on Africa News.

France Bans Fossil Fuel Companies from Responsible Investment Labelled Funds

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"France’s Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire announced today a series of updates to the French Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) label, aimed at making the label more demanding and climate-oriented, including new rules that would effectively exclude most oil and gas companies from SRI-labelled funds."

Read the full article on ESGtoday.

EU agrees on contested law to restore nature

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"The European Union agreed on Thursday to pass a fiercely contested law to restore degraded natural ecosystems, salvaging measures some lawmakers had campaigned to kill off. Negotiators from EU countries and the European Parliament late on Thursday evening agreed to the deal, which would require countries to introduce measures restoring nature on 20% of the EU's land and sea by 2030."

Read the full article on Reuters.

Corals, crustaceans, urchins, anemones on Cacho De Coral, a newly discovered pristine coral reef in the Galápagos Marine Reserve.

Image via LiveScience (credit Schmidt Ocean Institute)

"Ocean explorers have discovered two pristine, deep-sea coral reefs near the Galápagos Islands and put two uncharted seamounts off the coast of Ecuador on the map. The larger of the two cold-water reefs is over 2,600 feet (800 meters) long, according to a statement. Both reefs sit 1,000 feet (300 m) beneath the ocean surface in the Galápagos Marine Reserve and boast a rich diversity of stony coral species that have thrived there for thousands of years."

Read the full article on LiveScience.

Image via University of Oxford

"More than sixty years after it was last recorded, an expedition team has rediscovered an iconic, egg-laying mammal in one of the most unexplored regions of the world. Attenborough's long-beaked echidna, named after famed broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, was captured for the first time in photos and video footage using remote trail cameras set up in the Cyclops Mountains of Indonesia's Papua Province."

Read the full article on University of Oxford.

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