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minerals

Protecting minerals in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Here, Open Access Government discovers the environmental protection priorities of Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
bio-based industries

European bio-based industries: New opportunities in 2021

Executive Director at Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Philippe Mengal discusses the new priorities and opportunities for bio-based industries in Europe, including new partnership, Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU).
going circular

Going circular is now more important than ever

Open Access Government charts the recent policy priorities of Virginijus Sinkevičius, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, as Europe works towards a circular economy.
local nature

Protecting and experiencing local nature in a pandemic

Studies from Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment show a dramatic increase in the number of people turning to nature amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
future climate change, CRESCENDO

Simulating future climate change to support policy making with respect to climate adaptation

We spoke with Professor Colin Jones, project coordinator of CRESCENDO, about the project’s work in predicting global climate change over the coming century.
permafrost carbon, UClouvain

The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Permafrost carbon is one of the most imminent threats to the world's fight against climate change, discussed here by UCLouvain and then EU Environment Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
red seaweed, national food institute

How proteins can be extracted from red seaweed sustainably

Prof Charlotte Jacobsen from the National Food Institute, DTU, explains how proteins can be extracted from red seaweed sustainably.
plant biotechnology, meat industry

Cell Culture: Disrupting the Meat Industry

Dr. Björn Örvar from ORF Genetics, enlightens us on the firm’s innovative plant biotechnology offerings, derived from barley plants.
natural disturbance, forest

The resilience of tropical forests to natural disturbance

Professor Jess K. Zimmerman from the University of Puerto Rico, explains how natural disturbances, such as hurricanes, can affect the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF).
natural remedy

Environment: A natural remedy for mental ill-health

Jennifer Oroilidis from Mental Health Europe probes why the environment is a natural remedy for mental ill-health.
the impact of wildfires, trees

Scientists calculate the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems

After going through decades' worth of data, scientists at the University of Cambridge explain the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems - from carbon dioxide emissions to the resilience of trees.
earth’s biodiversity

Saving Earth’s biodiversity through a story revolution

The WILD Foundation’s President, Vance Martin and Vice President of Policy and Communications, Amy Lewis, highlight the important and often forgotten role of storytelling and community organising to encourage conservation.
social sciences

Sustainable communities, ecosystem services and human well‐being

Michael Slimak Ph.D., retired National Program Director for the Sustainable & Healthy Communities Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), explores the most pressing challenges today that reflect the need to understand interdependencies between the natural and social sciences.
protect biodiversity, people

Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Professor Dr Tineke Lambooy discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity for future generations.
small hydropower dams in brazil, food security

Small hydropower dams in Brazil threaten marine biodiversity

The University of Washington found that small hydropower dams in Brazil are potentially damaging river connectivity and marine biodiversity - what's going on?
bay of bengal, ganges

Every day, three billion microplastic particles enter the Bay of Bengal

Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
dairy industry, plants

Circular economy in the dairy industry: Processing wastes to P-rich bio-based fertilisers

Sergio Ponsá talks about the valorization of the wastes generated by the dairy industry to recover phosphorous, a relevant macronutrient for plant growth that currently depends on a critical raw material.
policy-making

How is extensive research informing EU policy-making?

Megan Warrender, Assistant Editor at Open Access Government, investigates the current and future policy priorities of the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and what is influencing them.
future of food

The future of food in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, shares her perspective on the future of food in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
hurricane damage, animal

Research on tropical forest resilience to hurricane damage

Jess K. Zimmerman, Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, charts the challenges to tropical forest resilience to hurricane damage revealed by long-term research in Puerto Rico.

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