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Rebooting the economic engine: Fostering healthy economic development

Jocelyn Blériot – Executive Lead, International Institutions & Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, shares his thoughts on how fostering healthy economic development while addressing the challenges faced on the environmental front involves co-creation mechanisms between the private and the public sector.
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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.
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Marine Conservation Zones: Protecting our seas

Here, Joan Edwards, Director of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts shares her thoughts on the UK government announcement of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).
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Soy production linked to habitat loss in Brazil

Researchers found that consumer markets for soy products have been linked to habitat loss in Brazil, suggesting a threat to biodiversity.
human habitability

The Biosphere: Global limits of human habitability

Here, Dr Steven Running dives into the questions of Net Primary Product and ongoing climate change, to illuminate what the global limits of the biosphere are.
value of plant science

The value of plant science in Europe today

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) reveals its thoughts on the value of plant science and the many improvements it can generate in areas such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and environmental conservation.
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.
protect the rainforest

PM Johnson awards £10 million to step up efforts to protect the rainforest

Boris Johnson announces new UK funding to help tackle deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, as part of a package of announcements to combat climate change and protect biodiversity and the environment.
sustainable palm oil, high quality forest

Research finds that sustainable palm oil is best for biodiversity

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through sustainable palm oil plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.
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World Elephant Day: UK funding supports the protection of elephants

UK Government funding is successfully supporting the protection of elephants - helping local livelihoods, ecosystem function and global biodiversity.
burning trees

The UK must cut emissions, not forests

Sasha Stashwick, a senior advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has spent years lobbying the government to reduce its reliance on burning trees for energy, here she highlights the steps we must take to avoid further ecological and environmental damage.

New bio-technology system to improve water quality in Devon

A cutting edge bio-technology system is being tested by Highways England to improve water quality around a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Devon.
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Supporting biodiversity in UK Overseas Territories

A 10 week Call for Evidence has been launched by the UK Government today (Friday, 10 May) to gather knowledge on safeguarding biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories.
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EU must prioritise biodiversity and climate change

European Committee of the Regions President calls on EU to step up efforts in response to "profoundly alarming" UN report: The EU must prioritise biodiversity.
freshwater resource problems, sustainable watershed management

Understanding freshwater resource problems

Experts from Stroud Water Research Center and Kansas State University highlight the importance of addressing today’s freshwater resource problems and how to achieve sustainable watershed management.
marine genomics

A look below the surface of marine genomics

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC-ERIC (European Marine Biological Resource Centre) takes a glimpse below the surface of marine genomics, including a fascinating discussion about our oceans and their health.

Creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at the Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science, explains creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape.
biological traits, species

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de recherche at CNRS explains an aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits.
research policy

The priorities for science and research policy in Germany

The wide-ranging work of Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research in Germany is examined here. With a focus on Horizon 2020 and biodiversity, we find out that these two excellent examples of science and research policy take us beyond the borders of the country
Forest structure

Large-scale 3D mapping of forests

Peter Krzystek, Professor for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Munich University of Applied Sciences tells about new investigations into the 3D mapping of forests.

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