Biodiversity is broadly defined as the range of different species within an ecosystem, although from a political and business perspective the term is often used as a synonym for habitats and wildlife.
Despite a UN target to slow the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, research has shown that it is still occurring at record rates, leading some commentators to warn that biodiversity loss poses a more serious threat to the global economy than climate change.
Businesses are under growing pressure to measure and reduce their impact on biodiversity.
A number of emerging disciplines are emerging to help firms better understand their effect on biodiversity, including efforts to directly account for biodiversity impacts and put a financial value on the economic benefits provided by functioning ecosystems.
UK insurers will be called upon next month by the Prudential Market Authority to stress test their business against a range of climate and transition risks
As ClientEarth warns too many councils have missed deadlines to submit air quality plans, government confirms fresh support from its Clean Bus Technology Fund
Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd's speech at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - in full
Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades - a result of pretending climate change isn't political
Rebecca Willis argues the controversial decision to approve a new coal mine in the UK is symptomatic of a wider political failure