The Connection: November 2019 News From NCSE

November 2019 The Connection is a monthly publication from the National Council for Science and the Environment to share news and updates focused on the intersection of science, policy, and environmental decision-making. The RISE Network: Towards a New Framework for University Interventions in Disasters In this month’s essay, Drs. Marla Perez-Lugo …

EU Science for Environmental Policy, News Alert/Issue 535, 21 November 2019

  News Alert Issue 535, 21 November 2019 In this issue Importing goods from sustainable production countries could lower EU’s environmental footprint A new study has analysed how to reduce the environmental footprint of EU trade by preferentially importing goods from countries that have greener production processes. The study concludes …

SDG Update – 29 November 2019

“As we look to COP 25 starting in Madrid, December 2nd, Ethical Markets continues our focus on decarbonizing the global economy even more rapidly than the commitments made in Paris in 2015.  We must now accelerate phasing out perverse subsidies to fossilized sectors and shift toward the many Green New …

Is Earth on fire?

Is Earth on fire? 25-10-2019 04:30 PM CEST   Wildfires have been making headlines again this month, with multiple fires burning in Lebanon and California, but these are just some of the many fires 2019 has seen. Fires in the Amazon sparked a global outcry this summer, but fires have …

IPBES Announces First Private Sector Partnership for Biodiversity Science with Kering Group

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Media Release Issued by the IPBES Secretariat on 16 October 2019 IPBES Announces First Private Sector Partnership for Biodiversity Science with Kering Group   Kering to make significant non-earmarked contribution to the work of IPBES Luxury industry identified as key in transformational change needed …

ENB Update – 17 October 2019 | Budapest Water Summit 2019

“Ethical Markets welcomes the many proposals in this high-level Summit.  However, the widespread cognitive disability: theory-induced blindness, (described by Kahneman and Tversky) persists!  There was little definitional clarity that the discussion was limited to the planet’s 3%  freshwater on which the global food systems is currently over-reliant. There is no shortage …