Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is quite sunny on this day in the beginning of April. Severin Irl and Dagmar Hanz are sitting in their office at the department of Biogeography of the University of Bayreuth, good-humoured and well-tanned. No wonder – they just came back from their trip to the Canary Island La Palma, situated in the Atlantic […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesAbout three weeks ago, researchers and specialist from all over Europe came to Burg Rabenstein, a castle in the heart of Franconia. The reason for this encounter was Ecopotential, an EU-funded project that has the aim to monitor European ecosystem services through Earth observation, using satellite imagery and remote sensing. Ecopotential focusses on protected areas […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesThree GCE students attended the 11th Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology organized by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) from 12. -23.02.2018. In the first week, the wild life in the deep snow was studied as part of the topic boreal ecology. This included, besides the structure of snow and a general overview, also important topics […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesA few days ago, the 6th plenary meeting of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ended in Medellin, Colombia, where the regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Central Asia were approved. The extensively peer-reviewed reports are providing answers for the questions: Why is biodiversity […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesHuman well-being at risk: Landmark reports highlight options to protect and restore nature and its vital contributions to people A few days ago, the 6th plenary meeting of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ended in Medellin, Colombia, where the regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, […]
Reading Time: 5 minutesA powerful and emotional learning experience, the World Climate simulation was run with Latin American students to call for climate action. Check out the insights here!
Reading Time: 2 minutesYou can become the next scholarship-holder of the European Forum Alpbach 2018! Over 700 young leaders participated in 2017, Apply now until March 30, 2018!
Reading Time: 4 minutesArmenian and Peruvian youth delegates review the pending topics and gaps of the Halting Deforestation Conference held last week at FAO Rome.
Reading Time: 5 minutesBy: Romesh Kumar Yadav Session’s theme: How can SDGs be enforced not only in national, but also in local level as well? Objective: How cities can be made more open (in terms of access), resilient and livable? An interesting side event took place on the 13th of November at Bonn Zone (COP23, Bonn, Germany) with […]