Environment News

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.

reach climate targets

Renewable energy is not enough: Paper highlights what more is needed to reach climate...

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new paper, in collaboration with Material Economics, revealing the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to reach climate targets.
air pollution on human health

The complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health

Dr. Francisco Inesta-Vaquera, Dr. Colin Henderson, Professor Jonathan Grigg and Professor C. Roland Wolf from the Universities of Dundee and London discuss the complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health.
protect the ocean, CO2 emissions

50 NGOs call on EU leaders to protect the ocean

NGOs are calling on senior leaders in the European Union to protect the ocean, in addition to focusing on CO2 emissions when fighting climate change.
transitioning to a green economy, carbon offsetting

Transitioning to a green economy: Is carbon offsetting the answer?

When it comes to transitioning to a green economy and carbon offsetting, William Richardson, Founder and Managing Director of Green Element provides his thoughts.
energy transition and climate action

The EU and Japan: Cooperation on innovation in the clean energy transition and climate...

Mauro Petriccione, Directorate-General for Climate Action at the European Commission, discusses how the EU and Japan are cooperating on innovation in the clean energy transition and climate action.
climate toxicology

Climate toxicology: The impact on human health

Eduardo A. González, B.S. and Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D., University of California, Davis discuss how global climate change is increasing toxicological impacts on human health.
climate and weather

Drivers of Arctic ice cap change: Linking climate and weather

Martin Sharp, Professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences University of Alberta, Canada, discusses drivers of Arctic ice cap change and his thoughts on linking climate and weather.
high seas conservation

The Sargasso Sea Commission: High seas conservation

Dr David Freestone and Professor Howard Roe explore how the Sargasso Sea Commission could be a new paradigm for high seas conservation.
palm oil, indigenous forest

Indonesian palm oil: “When we lost the forest, we lost everything”

New research shows that Indigenous people in Indonesia are losing their ancestral land to palm oil plantations, in ongoing government sanctioned burnings of forest areas.
£1 billion of aid funding, fighting climate change

PM Boris Johnson awards £1 billion of aid funding to climate change scientists

British scientists and innovators will be able to access £1 billion of aid funding to develop new technology targeted at tackling climate change in developing countries.
Climate scientists

Arctic expedition: Climate scientists to drift in sea-ice for a year

The German Research Vessel Polarstern is headed for the Arctic to drift in the sea-ice for an entire year so that climate scientists can study Arctic climate change.
climate services

Bridging the gap between research and commercial multipliers of climate services

Julius Pröll from the Climate Service Center Germany turns our attention to the importance of bridging the gap between research institutions and commercial multipliers of climate services.
power of universities

Climate Emergency, solutions and the power of universities

Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz from UCL The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources (BSEER) tells us about a new socio-political movement, which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against a potential climate breakdown and ecological collapse, and the transformational power of universities.
international development lab

Regional Development in Sweden: The story of an international development lab

At the Alexanderson Institute in Sweden, new and exciting methods are created to promote future growth, as we now discover.
cut carbon emissions, UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Human rights law requires countries to cut carbon emissions

Five UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies warn that States must act to cut carbon emissions or be in breach of their obligations.
building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future from our oceans

To address modern-day sustainability challenges, the EMBRC-ERIC was established to bridge the gap between marine biological research and innovation.
nature-based solutions

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) goes for Nature-Based Solutions

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) contributes to increasing the evidence base on Nature-Based Solutions by taking part in two Horizon 2020 projects, NAIAD and OPERANDUM, as we find out here.
regional security

Environmental approaches to regional security

Juri Martin from EuroAcademy offers his expert thoughts on environmental approaches to regional security
energy issues, ministry of the environment

Japan: A glimpse into environment and energy issues

The work of the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Government of Japan are examined here.
arctics true impact, impact on the climate

Opening a window into the Arctic’s true impact on the climate

Dylan Browne, Head of Maritime at OneWeb, reveals how we incentivise greater co-ordination and collaboration between researchers across the Arctic.

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