Playing For Our Planet [Preface]

As sporting men and women, it is in our nature to compete, to challenge, to win – but also to show respect, embody fair play and take responsibility. In and through our games, we should show nature and life on Earth the same regard we show each other, for that it is the essence of who we are and what we do. We are as dependent upon nature’s gifts as we are on our friends, family, fans and team-mates. And it is time that we truly started playing for our planet.

Innovating ConservatIon Finance in West Africa and the Mediterranean [EDITING]

With a particular focus on partner financial autonomy, the report targets practitioners in two of MAVA’s priority regions – coastal West Africa and the Mediterranean – and aims to: profile the wide range of financing mechanisms available for biodiversity conservation; and provide insight into how these mechanisms could support, sustain and amplify biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017 [EDITING]

Used in hundreds of everyday items, from clothes and bed linen to mattresses, towels and even bank notes, cotton is ever present in our lives. It is a key raw material for the textile industry and represents about 30% of all fibre used in the sector. Globally, around 30 million hectares are planted with cotton, accounting for more than 2% of total arable land3, and producing approximately 25 million metric tonnes (MT) of cotton annually. Grown in around 80 countries, more than 100 million households around the world are directly engaged in cotton cultivation, relying on it for their income. Full report and summary here:

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