Ecopotential – Insights to an EU-funded project

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 […]

Cross-country skiing and coping with the cold: 11th Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology

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 […]

Global Development Goals in Jeopardy

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 […]

Biodiversity and Nature’s Contributions Continue Dangerous Decline, Scientists Warn

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, […]

COP23: Creating green and inclusive transport

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 […]