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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.

european green deal

Ursula von der Leyen proposes €1 trillion investment for the European Green Deal

Ursula von der Leyen unveils proposals for a €1 trillion European Green Deal Investment Plan.
national toxicology program

The National Toxicology Program: Needs and opportunities

Open Access Government spoke to Dr Brian Berridge, Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the U.S., about the needs and opportunities he sees within the NTP.
European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government.
agroecology, Europe’s farming,

Agroecology: The way to sustainability in Europe’s farming

Geneviève Savigny, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that agroecology is the way towards sustainability in Europe’s farming.
wheat cultivation

Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides an in-depth focus on wheat cultivation across the globe, within the wider field of agriculture and crops.
sustainable development, Arctic,

Connecting the Arctic’s seas for sustainable development

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, details here the role of connectivity when it comes to the sustainable development in the Arctic’s seas.
Fighting infectious crop diseases

Fighting infectious crop diseases with big data analyses

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack, Research Programme Leader Wheat Pathogenomics at Rothamsted Research, explores how big data analyses and knowledge networks can be used to protect global wheat crops from infectious diseases.
scientific discovery in weather

A new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate

Dr Anjuli S. Bamzai, Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace articulates why the research community is at the cusp of a new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate, enabled by innovative cutting-edge technologies.
air quality plan, cardiff

Cardiff wins £21million to implement air quality plan

Lesley Griffiths, Environment Minister, approved the revised air quality plan for Cardiff and awarded £21million to the city for implementation.
protect plant health

2020: This is the year to protect plant health!

Greg Rosenthal, Communications Specialist at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, highlights why 2020 is the year to protect plant health and argues that thriving plants mean thriving people.
organic crops

Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation

Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
Supercell storms

Understanding the world’s most devastating tornadoes and supercell storms

Leigh Orf discusses his research team’s recent breakthrough thunderstorm simulations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC).
Climate leadership

Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

Lars Tveen, President of Danfoss Heating Segment, underlines the importance of connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels.
plastic crisis

The plastic crisis: What’s the big deal with microplastics?

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, sheds light on the plastic crisis and explains what the big deal is with microplastics.
environmental research,

Environmental research in Africa: The Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory

Dr Sebastian Doetterl, group leader of the Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory, discusses environmental research in the heart of Africa.
Madrid COP25, UN climate negotiations

What happened in Madrid at COP25?

As UN climate negotiations came to an end last week, we round up what really happened at the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and who the key players were.
ice caps

Firn matters: Changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland

Luisa da Cunda Fernandes and Martin Sharp Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, discuss changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland.
regenerative grazing

Sustainable agroecosystems: Regenerative grazing and cropping

Richard Teague from Ecosystem Science and Management, highlights how regenerative grazing and cropping can be used to create a sustainable and resilient agroecosystem.
conservation success stories, ecosystem

Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
pesticide risk assessment, european framework

Pesticide risk assessment: European framework shows need for safer alternatives

Here, Alberto Mantovani discusses how to balance chemical pesticides with crop-protection and food security, referring to the ever-evolving European framework.

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