Ecosystems & biodiversity

IPBES 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This report – the first ever inter-governmental global assessment on biodiversity – has been prepared by 150 leading experts from 50 countries, with backgrounds from natural and social sciences and the support of other 250 experts collaborating to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Its aim is to inform better policies…

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Impacts, risks, adaptations

Greta Thunberg meets EAERE President at the Italian Senate

Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg will be in Italy on April 18. She will meet EAERE President Carlo Carraro during the conference promoted by the President of the Italian Senate Elisabetta Casellati, titled “Climate: it’s time to change”. They will discuss the global climate crisis with other high-profile speakers: Antonio Navarra, President of the Euro-Mediterranean…

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Water, agriculture, forestry

World Water Development Report 2019

The WWDR, coordinated by the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), is a joint initiative of the UN agencies and entities which make up UN-Water, working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders. The WWDR is an annual and thematic report that focuses on different strategic water issues each year and its…

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Cities

New report by World Bank & World Resources Institute: Integrating Green and Gray

“Integrating Green and Gray – Creating Next Generation Infrastructure” is a joint report from the World Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI) that aims to advance the integration of green and gray infrastructure solutions. It focuses on the global growing infrastructures crisis, driven by climate change and population increase. It provides insights, solutions and…

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Ecosystems & biodiversity

New FAO Report: “World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”

This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA). It gives an original view compared with other global assessments, which put the spotlight on the state of genetic resources within specific sectors of food and agriculture. The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoW-BFA) analyses the sustainable…

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Cities

15 March 2019: global strike for climate

This Friday (March 15) young students from all over the world will go on strike to make their voices heard: they are worried about the future of our planet.Tens of thousands of students from more than 80 countries and territories are going to demonstrate to urge governments to take climate action now. The global youth…

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Other

New World Bank Report “Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action”

This report provides practical insights for an effective design and implementation of fiscal policies for both development and climate action. The report maintains that well-designed environmental tax reforms are especially valuable in developing countries, where they can reduce emissions, increase domestic revenues and generate positive welfare effects. The reportoffers policy recommendations for finance decision-makers to…

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Cities

Clean mobility: Putting an end to polluting trucks

The Commission has welcomed the first EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks. On 19 February, the European Parliament and the Council reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting strict CO2 emission standards for trucks, for the first time in the EU. The deal follows the agreement reached in December on new CO2 emission standards…

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