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A global registry on fossil fuel reserves

A necessary tool to comply with the Paris agreement June 2021: With the decision to ban the search for new hydrocarbon resources throughout the national territory (land and maritime, including the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone and the continental...

The ‘Exceptionists’: The Swiss Approach to the Plastic Crisis

If a quizmaster would ask you to name something associated with Swiss nature, I’d guess that “green meadows”, “pure mountain air” and “clean lakes and rivers” would be on top of the list. Indeed, the widespread image of Switzerland is often associated by pristine...

Shipping Swiss CO2 to Norway

~Ewoud Lauwerier   Not a week goes by without a new ecomodernist project being presented as a revolutionary step towards sustainability. Announced with aplomb, it conveniently offers the most recent technological solution for the transition to a better world. In...

Japan’s Fixed Net Whaling

~Leah Lemieux   Over Christmas of 2020, Japanese activists stationed in Taiji became aware that a young Minke whale approximately 5m, had become trapped in fixed nets just offshore from the town harbor. Like much of Japan’s coastline, the Taiji coast is a complicated...

Virtual diplomacy – the new frontiers of the digital world

Empty conference rooms, but digital diplomacy in full swing The COVID pandemic has undoubtedly slowed down diplomacy. However, it has not brought diplomacy to a standstill. On the contrary: without the physical limitations of travelling to a conference, the frequency...

SaveMoby-Project – sperm whale research in Greece in summer 2020

Dr. Alexandros Frantzis, scientific director of the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, has been studying Greek waters and their wildlife for more than 25 years. In 1998 he made a spectacular discovery: There was a population of about 200 sperm whales living just a...

An Urgent Reminder: Climate Change As A Security Threat

When scientists first unravelled the evidence of human-induced changes to the environment in the 1970s it was in most cases dismissed as an environmental issue only worthy of marginal attention. It was certainly not until the 1990s that the international community...

Healthy oceans for a healthy planet

Covid-19, a string of letters and numbers none of us had heard of a few months ago, and yet now almost everyone on the planet has them ingrained on their minds. Livelihoods, families, societies, all have been radically changed in a relatively short space of time. Jobs...

Making an educated choice

Only 50 years ago, humans started to realize that we have an effect on our planet. Since then, scientists, policymakers, NGOs and activists have been trying to push people towards change, trying to open our eyes to the fact that mother nature might not be as resilient...

Spain must co-Lead post-pandemic green economy recovery

In June 2018, a breath of fresh air came into the Spanish politics, an air, for the first time in many years, with a sweet green aroma. The new government, chaired by the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (PSOE, social-democrats), placed the fight against climate change...

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