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14.10.2020

Register for the PEER-TRISD Side Event: Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop (6.11.)

PEER hosts a workshop on integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a PEER-TRISD solutions workshop (virtually) on 6 November.

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WELCOME TO PEER

Welcome address of Mark Bailey, Chair of PEER and Director of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region in Germany. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ
23.11.2020

Reservoir in the Harz region at risk of reaching Italian water temperatures

The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region is Germany’s largest drinking water reservoir, supplying around one million people with drinking water in areas including the Halle region and the southern part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Water...

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18.11.2020

EU-wide monitoring system will track progress towards a sustainable Bioeconomy

A new monitoring system will help ensure that the European Bioeconomy contributes effectively to the objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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10.11.2020

Fit for purpose: new reference levels to track climate impact of EU’s forests

Newly-adopted forest reference levels provide a robust benchmark to account for net carbon emissions from Europe’s forests over the next five years, according to a JRC report.

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06.11.2020

Policy brief: How green will a bioeconomy be for our Nordic water resources?

In the future, our world may increasingly rely on renewable biomass resources for the provision of food, fodder, fibre and fuel. How this transition to bioeconomy will affect Nordic water resources, is something Biowater, a Nordic Centre of...

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Cover: IPBES WORKSHOP ON BIODIVERSITY AND PANDEMICS. Source: IPBES
03.11.2020

IPBES WORKSHOP ON BIODIVERSITY AND PANDEMICS

Pandemics represent an existential threat to the health and welfare of people across our planet. The scientific evidence reviewed in this report demonstrates that pandemics are becoming more frequent, driven by a continued rise in the underlying...

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02.11.2020

Sea-ice loss disrupts Arctic Ocean ecosystems and biogeochemistry

A new perspective review published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on the ecological and biogeochemical implications of the loss of Arctic sea-ice highlights the need for the production of new research knowledge to support global...

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22.10.2020

First-of-its-kind surface water Atlas brings together 35 years of satellite data

The Atlas of Global Surface Water Dynamics illustrates the changes in the Earth’s lakes, rivers and wetlands over time.

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21.10.2020

Commission launches knowledge centre to reverse biodiversity loss and protect Europe’s ecosystems

Today, the European Commission launches a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity: a one-stop shop for science-based evidence to protect the natural ecosystems that provide us with food, medicines, materials, recreation, and well-being.

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20.10.2020

Recent monitoring results: The state of the Gulf of Finland better than in the past few years, the Bothnian Sea is becoming eutrophic

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has again produced an assesment of the state of the coastal waters of the Gulf of Finland and the open sea surrounding Finland from the southern Baltic Sea to the Bay of Bothnia. The state of the Gulf of Finland...

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Mixed forest stands better resist insect pests
17.10.2020

Mixed forest stands better resist insect pests

As a result of climate change, insect pests are causing ever greater levels of damage to forests in Europe and other temperate regions of the world. To explore how tree diversity affects forest resistance to insect pests, researchers at INRAE and...

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