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MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity

MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A memorandum of understanding was signed on March 12, 2021 in Marseille, for the creation of a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity. It is composed of six international organizations, mainly based in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in France: MedWet (Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative under the Ramsar Convention- Based in Arles), MedPan (Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean - Marseilles), PIM (Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative - Marseilles), La Tour du Valat (Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands - Arles), IAMF (International Association of Mediterranean Forests - Marseilles), and IUCN-Med (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation - Malaga). The Conservatoire du littoral (French public institution member of the IUCN) will bring its support.

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Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle.

Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle. | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Despite being officially introduced in the Brundtland Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development more than 20 years ago, it has only been over the last few years that the term…
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How to create a net-zero, nature-positive recovery’

How to create a net-zero, nature-positive recovery’ | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

During 2020, many of us saw images of deserted urban areas being reclaimed by animals and heard reports of carbon dioxide emissions plummeting as transportation ground to a halt. A new analysis shows that the US had reached its lowest level of emissions in three decades.
It would be easy to assume that COVID-19 allowed nature to thrive. However, we must not prematurely celebrate nature’s comeback.

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MEDITERRANEAN: First Mediterranean Assessment Report – MedECC

MEDITERRANEAN: First Mediterranean Assessment Report – MedECC | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) prepared by the independent network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) founded in 2015 is now finished. MedECC assesses the best available scientific knowledge on climate and environmental change and associated risks in the Mediterranean Basin in order to render it accessible to policymakers, stakeholders and citizens. The report includes a Summary for Policy-makers (SPM), which comprises the key messages of the MAR1.T

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Europe to Introduce New Climate and Environmental Policies

Europe to Introduce New Climate and Environmental Policies | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The European Union has pre­pared a pack­age of new cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal poli­cies and rules, which could be imple­mented in the con­text of the European Green Deal ini­tia­tive if the plans pass muster.
Olive grow­ers can help by iden­ti­fy­ing the farm­ing prac­tices they can improve to pre­vent soil ero­sion and overuse of water; offer more refuges and har­vest safely for wildlife; reduce the use

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Egypt Plants 590 Trees to Reduce Pollution in Eastern Delta

Egypt Plants 590 Trees to Reduce Pollution in Eastern Delta | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Egypt’s Ministry of Environment planted 590 fruitful trees in the eastern Delta on Saturday to reduce pollution and celebrate World Environment Day, according to a statement on its Facebook page. The ministry of environment branch in the eastern Delta is implementing the nationwide initiative to plant one million trees across the republic, which aims to […]
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Mindset Change Is Key to Building Sustainable Communities

Mindset Change Is Key to Building Sustainable Communities | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
In light of project Forest Forces' completion, implemented in Zimbabwe and funded by the EU and FAO, Naume Guveya looks into why mindset change, in addition to such aid, is crucial to building sustainable communities.
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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect

Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In a development that has important implications for conservation, scientists are increasingly focusing not just on what species are present in an ecosystem, but on the roles that certain key species play in shaping their environment.

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Food in the nude - NZ ditching plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables in supermarkets

Food in the nude - NZ ditching plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables in supermarkets | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
'Food in the nude' is a New Zealand campaign to end plastic packaging for fresh produce in supermarkets. Foodstuffs have signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration which is committed to making all store and private label packaging 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
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Malta warned of low groundwater levels

Malta warned of low groundwater levels | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Malta continues to have “significant problems” with its groundwater levels, according to the EU’s environmental watchdog.
The European Environment Agency’s European Waters report for 2018 says that Malta is among the three southern member states, the others being Cyprus and Spain, wher
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Norway Is The First Country In The World To Ban Deforestation

Norway Is The First Country In The World To Ban Deforestation | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Norway just became the first country in the world to ban deforestation, a groundbreaking move that could have a major global impact. By committing to zero deforestation, this means Norwegian lawmakers will not award any government contracts to companies that take part in clear-cutting of trees.

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Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU

Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Malta registers largest drop in carbon emissions across EU

With a decrease of 18.2%, Malta in 2016 registered the largest drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the European Union, Eurostat data has shown.

Other countries to mark significant decreases include Bulgaria (-7%), Portugal (-5.7%) and the United Kingdom (-4.8%).

However, taking the EU as a whole, it is estimated that CO2 decreased only by 0.4% in 2016 when compared to the previous year. This is due to the fact that, according to Eurostat estimates, CO2 emissions rose in 2016 in a majority of EU member states. The highest increase was recorded in Finland (+8.5%), followed by Cyprus (+7%), Slovenia (+5.8%) and Denmark (+5.7%).

 

 

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How to scale-up greywater reuse in Jordan and Egypt

How to scale-up greywater reuse in Jordan and Egypt | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Much time, money and energy has been put into trialing greywater treatment technology in Jordan, but success rates are low. What can be learned from the work that has already been done to spread the use of the technology, both in Jordan and in Egypt?
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TURKEY: goes zero waste in agriculture

TURKEY: goes zero waste in agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Zero Waste project initiated by first lady Emine Erdoğan in 2017 is continuing in full speed as Turkey now aims to free its agriculture from waste. The country now aims to recycle every byproduct that agricultural activities cause, from the moment the seed is planted to harvest. The authorities encourage the recycling of stems, hay, cobs and plastic waste produced in the agricultural processes, as first steps are being taken.

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Le bassin méditerranéen, point chaud des changements environnementaux

Le bassin méditerranéen, point chaud des changements environnementaux | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le bassin méditerranéen, qui comprend la mer et les pays qui la bordent, est régulièrement présenté comme un « point chaud » des changements climatiques et de la biodiversité. Ces bouleversements engendrent, en interaction avec la pollution, l’utilisation non durable des terres, de l’eau et l’invasion d’espèces non indigènes.

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MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants

MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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This page is part of an effort by Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) to raise awareness and foster a greater appreciation of the wild edible flora present in the Maltese archipelago. The importance of wild plants is regrettably often overlooked with a diverse array of plant life frequently dismissed as just weeds, or ħaxix ħażin.

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FRANCE: consommation : rémunérer la biodiversité produite par l'agriculture

FRANCE: consommation : rémunérer la biodiversité produite par l'agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Pour réduire son impact sur l’environnement et sur le climat, l’agriculture fait, depuis un certain nombre d’années, évoluer ses pratiques. Et si du travail reste à faire pour développer et généraliser les techniques plus favorables à la biodiversité, le consommateur doit aussi prendre conscience de ces efforts pour soutenir une production agricole plus responsable.
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Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian

Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

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Scottish salmon farming faces down its environmental critics

Scottish salmon farming faces down its environmental critics | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Scotland’s salmon farmers are hitting back against long-standing claims that the industry damages the environment and destroys wild salmon and sea trout stocks.
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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the hone
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Zero waste in kitchen: Cooks aim to stop food waste with new recipes - Daily Sabah

Zero waste in kitchen: Cooks aim to stop food waste with new recipes - Daily Sabah | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
It is a common belief that food waste dissolves faster than other garbage, but that is actually a myth. Since food waste, like other rubbish, also harms the environment, one environmentally conscious group is fighting to reduce the amount thrown out with simple recipes
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Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2019 | Environment | The Guardian

Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2019 | Environment | The Guardian | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Recycling or taking the bus rather than driving to work has its place, but scientists are increasingly pointing to a deeper lifestyle change that would be the single biggest way to help the planet: eating far less meat.

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Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature

Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
What is the best way to save nature – to cordon off areas for parks and open space or to integrate conservation measures on working lands? Recent research makes a case for each of these approaches and has reignited a long-standing debate among scientists and conservationists.
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Meat and fish multinationals 'jeopardising Paris climate goals' | Environment | The Guardian

Meat and fish multinationals 'jeopardising Paris climate goals' | Environment | The Guardian | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Three out of four (72%) of the world’s biggest meat and fish companies provided little or no evidence to show that they were measuring or reporting their emissions, despite the fact that, as the report points out, livestock production represents 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

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​Alimentation, les circuits courts en plein envol

​Alimentation, les circuits courts en plein envol | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Un rapport du ministère de l’Environnement met en avant cinq projets de développement de territoires et d’alimentation durable par des circuits courts. L’objectif est de montrer que la production locale est un levier de premier choix.


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