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Open Access Governments Environment news category is full of diverse and interesting material. This section takes a broad look at environmental issues across the world and the governments tackling them. 

In this category, you will find the latest legal developments in the environmental sector from around the globe. The newest research is available to read with news such as the EU’s strategy with environmental changes and issues. We also cover marine conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on the natural world.

The process of implementing zero emission policies and the development of technology in the aid of reducing climate change and fossil fuel emissions are popular topics within this section.

economic development, climate change

How does economic development impact climate change?

Professor Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), discusses how economic development impacts climate change.
hedgehogs extinction

British Hedgehogs announced as vulnerable to extinction

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) recently announced that Hedgehogs have now been classed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ as their habitats continue to decline.
conservation success 2020

Eight conservation success stories of 2020

So far 2020 seems to be hitting us with bad news after bad news causing a lot of despair, however there are some conservation success stories that we can celebrate this year.
environmental pollutants

The negative impacts of environmental pollutants on COVID-19 health outcomes

Lauren Matelski, Peter Andrew and Pamela J. Lein discuss how environmental pollutants increase individual susceptibility to COVID-19.
plastic waste

Plastic waste: Being part of the solution, not the pollution

Steve Castree, founder and director at Climate Wise, explores how we can become part of the solution, not the pollution, when it comes to plastic waste and our daily lives.
plastic waste

How can consumers cut down on unnecessary plastic waste?

Here, we talk to James Dutton, CEO and founder of PATCH, to find out why reducing unnecessary plastic waste is so important, and how consumers can get started on their plastic-free journey this July.
land management, indigenous

Scientists erase role of land management by Indigenous people

Research suggests that climate scientists should re-consider the role of Indigenous communities in land management.
bangladeshi garment workers, covid

How can brands help Bangladeshi garment workers?

Dr Nika Salvetti from Nyenrode Business University explains how Bangladeshi garment workers can be helped by the brands that use their services.
global methane emissions

Global methane emissions reach record high levels

Global methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record caused by coal mining, oil and natural gas production, cattle and sheep ranching, and landfill.
endangered European birds, habitat loss

Endangered European birds could face up to 50% habitat loss

Research shows that some of the last remaining habitats for endangered European birds could decrease by 50%, as farmers convert land into more profitable crops.
lockdown reduces air pollution, GCARE

Lockdown reduces air pollution by 54% in 5 Indian cities

The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) found that lockdown reduced air pollution in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
wild bee

94% of wild bee and plant species lost due to climate change and agricultural...

According to researchers from York University, climate change and agricultural developments are responsible for a 94% loss of wild bee and native plant species networks.
air pollution targets

Government must commit to stronger air pollution targets

Zak Bond, Policy Officer at the British Lung Foundation, explores why the government must commit to stronger air pollution targets to protect our lungs as we recover from COVID-19.
plastic free

The Plastic Free July pledge: Three brands leading the way

Here, we take a closer look at three brands that are setting the bar high for this year's Plastic Free July pledge,  a global movement to discourage the use of single-use plastic.
extinction target

Scientists propose global species extinction target to preserve biodiversity

New research has proposed a long-term target to reduce species extinction rates, with an objective of a more natural rate of fewer than 20 extinctions per year.
rishi sunak mini budget, green homes

Rishi Sunak mini-budget: What about the environment?

Rishi Sunak has unveiled a mini-budget that proposes to change the environment infrastructure of the UK: What does that mean?
cleaner environment

How can ReCO2ST create a cleaner environment?

Denia Kolokotsa, Associate Professor at the Technical University of Crete, discusses how ReCO2ST could create a cleaner environment.
siberian arctic temperatures

The Siberian Arctic is burning due to record high temperatures

Temperatures in Siberia have risen to a record average for June in a heatwave that has produced some of the worst wildfires the region has ever seen.

How carbon offsetting fits into a decarbonisation strategy

Alex Massies, Principal Consultant and George Beechener, Offsetting Specialist, explain why they think carbon offsets have an important role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy and why organisations should be mindful when buying them.
clean technology projects

The Green Deal: Commission invests €1bn in innovative clean technology projects

The commission has recently launched calls for proposals under the Innovation Fund to encourage clean technology projects and to achieve climate neutrality.

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