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Global governments are behind on the greenhouse gas targets in the Paris Agreement

Global governments are behind on the greenhouse gas targets in the Paris Agreement

A UN climate change official, Patricia Espinosa, has recently warned that governments are behind on the greenhouse gas targets in the Paris Agreement which...
Disrupting the status quo: producer responsibility and the circular economy

Disrupting the status quo: producer responsibility and the circular economy

Linda Grieder of RethinkResource explains how the company’s Circado platform, which allows the convenient exchange of production side streams, could help producers deliver on...
C40 Cities pledges that all of their new developments will be carbon neutral buildings by 2030

C40 Cities pledges that all of its new developments will be carbon neutral buildings...

C40 Cities, the international climate action leadership group, has committed to introducing planning regulations for all carbon neutral buildings for its new builds by 2030 and...
Progress towards the Paris Agreement climate targets

Progress towards the Paris Agreement climate targets

SciTech Europa carries the comments of the European Climate Action Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, at the EU for Talanoa conference, where he discussed the...
Climatic warming aids mangrove expansion and protects coastlines against rising sea levels

Climatic warming aids mangrove expansion and protects coastlines against rising sea levels

The British Ecological Society have published a landmark study which shows that mangrove expansion, accelerated by climatic warming, has helped a coastal wetland to...
Compensating for environmental impacts with species-rich forests

Compensating for environmental impacts with species-rich forests

An international team of researchers have shown that species-rich forest ecosystems, take up and store, more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making them more...
Evolving capacitor technologies

Evolving capacitor technologies

EEStor’s Ian Clifford and Bryan Kelly tell SciTech Europa about their new innovative solid state electrical storage technology that aims to initially disrupt the...
Defending women’s land rights

Defending women’s land rights

Oxfam’s policy advisor for land rights, Imke Greven, and Elisabetta Cangelosi from the International Land Coalition, met with SciTech Europa to discuss issue of...
Working towards global food security with the wheat genome sequence

Working towards global food security with the wheat genome sequence

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. The...
Marine litter in remote regions of the Earth’s oceans

Marine litter in remote regions of the Earth’s oceans

In recent research scientists have shown the effects of marine litter on the ecosystem, as the Easter Island in the South Pacific is one...

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