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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.

fly-tipping

Tackling the UK’s fly-tipping crisis

Aaron Georgiou, CEO and Founder, Litta, discusses how businesses have been affected by recent fly-tipping activities and what can be done to ensure the efficient and safe disposal of commercial waste.
sustainable businesses

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-COVID world

Dr David Dempsey, Country Leader and General Manager, Salesforce Ireland, explores how businesses can keep the environment in mind as they start to rebuild processes after COVID-19.
rice production

Agricultural practices in Thailand maximise rice production and cultivation

Open Access Government explores Thailand’s Department of Agriculture, and how it is a centre of excellence particularly regarding its research and development of rice cultivation.
lead out of the environment, environment

Time to take a lead by taking lead out of the environment

Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA, discusses the challenge of continued use of lead ammunition.
rice varieties, pesticide

Tailor-made climate-ready and nutrient-dense rice

Precision breeding has tailor-made new rice varieties designed to combat the double burden of malnutrition and a pesticide-free environment, according to Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit from the Rice Science Center in Thailand.
chemically contaminated sites

Tackling chemically contaminated sites in the United States

Jennifer Kay and Bevin Engelward walk us through how the National Institutes of Health teams up with universities to tackle some of the most chemically contaminated sites in the United States.
CO2-neutral

GERICS coordinates scientific underpinning for a CO2-neutral Germany

Here, GERICS presents how they develop tools and solutions in interdisciplinary collaboration with 9 Helmholtz Centres for a roadmap to make Germany CO2-neutral by 2050.
zero-emission vehicles, rachel maclean

The UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles

Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport in the UK charts the UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles, including comment on electric vehicles.
COP26

The leadership challenge of COP26, 2021

Richard Beardsworth, Professor and Head of School, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, addresses the leadership challenge of COP26, 2021.
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.
green recovery, COVID-19

Kicking off and delivering green recovery after the pandemic

Raimund Bleischwitz, Director of BSEER, explains how it could be possible to engineer a green recovery for society after the COVID-19 pandemic.
smart agriculture, fisheries

Current efforts to realise smart agriculture in Japan

Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan charts the country’s efforts to realise smart agriculture.
net-zero carbon emissions, mathys and squire

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions with electric vehicles and charging points

Andrew White, Managing Associate, UK & European Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire, argues that widespread adoption of electronic vehicles are key to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.
Tomato crop

The tomato crop: Are biostimulants the way ahead to increase yield and productivity?

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, ponders if biostimulants are the way ahead to increase the yield and productivity of the tomato crop.
Urban densification

Urban densification and building in our cities

Here, Rich Hyams, Director at architecture firm astudio, makes the case that despite fears of urban densification, building in our cities does not have to be incompatible with a sustainable strategy to address our housing crisis.
microplastics in the Pantanal

Are microplastics in the Pantanal a threat to humans?

The question of whether microplastics in the Pantanal, South America, are a threat to humans is explored here in detail by Pierre Girard, PhD.1, 2, Érika de Faria, PhD (in progress)2, and Andressa C. Moreschi PhD (in progress)2.
climate scientists

Combatting climate change: Can we help climate scientists?

Here we explore the ways in which climate scientists are working to combat climate change and what we can do to help.
agri-food

Enhancing crop diversification to support transitions towards sustainable agri-food systems

Antoine Messéan, Research Manager and Lise Paresys, Scientific Officer for the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment in France, walk us through what we need to know about enhancing crop diversification to support transitions to sustainable agri-food systems.
conservation efforts, chromosome

Conservation efforts and genomics: Not all genomes are created equal

Professors Darren Griffin and Mike Bruford (Universities of Kent and Cardiff) discuss what is meant by a “whole genome sequence” and how it is revolutionising conservation efforts.

A low carbon future with district heating solutions

Steve Richmond from REHAU UK’s Building Solutions division shines a spotlight on the uncertainty surrounding traditional fossil fuel heating systems, and how companies are taking steps to implement a new generation of district heating solutions.

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