News and Events for Policymakers

PEER Webinar: Emerging technologies for monitoring insects

Don't miss our first webinar of 2023, providing an overview of current approaches and potential for monitoring insects through emerging technologies

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New universal JRC detection method for SARS-CoV-2

A JRC study presents a new versatile method conceived to detect present and future SARS-CoV-2 variants. All new circulating variants will be picked up more accurately in both clinical and wastewater samples.

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How to write highly cited papers - online course, 15 & 16 March 2023

How to write highly cited papers - this online interactive workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again.

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Training course: Evidence Synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making

Training course on Evidence Synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making Wallingford, UK, 1 February 2023

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Giovanni Strona and Corey Bradshaw modelled how vertebrate communities might respond to climate and land use change until 2100 © EU 2022

Ecosystems might lose 27% of vertebrate diversity by 2100

A new study from a European Commission scientist, Dr Giovanni Strona, and Professor Corey Bradshaw from Flinders University, Australia models how climate and land use change will drive local biodiversity loss, further weakening the resilience of...

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SYKE Policy Brief: Enhanced utilization of wastewater nutrients

Changes are needed in water management solutions. New technologies in the treatment of wastewater and sewage sludge would enable more efficient and more contaminant-free nutrient recovery, which would enable their utilisation in food production and...

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Less intensively managed grassland has greater plant diversity and better soil health

Researchers have shown for the first time that less intensively managed British grazed grasslands have on average 50% more plant species and better soil health than intensively managed grassland, including increased nitrogen and carbon levels and...

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Over the years, the IPCC has given increasing importance to the risk concept, promoting now an almost universal trefoil figure, where risks result from the intersection of three components: hazard, exposure and vulnerability. (Photo: Colorbox).

New PEER Paper: The Yin and the Yang of the paths towards sustainability

Uncareful expansion of the renewable energy production systems risks to counter the goal to protect and restore ecosystems. At the same time increased food production to fulfil the zero hunger SDG may lead to biodiversity loss and water shortages.

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Deforestation in a tropical rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations Photo: Adobe stock / whitcomberd Deforestation in a tropical rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations Photo: Adobe stock / whitcomberd

Deforestation and grassland conversion are the biggest causes of biodiversity loss

The conversion of natural forests and grasslands to intensive agriculture and livestock is the biggest cause of global biodiversity loss. The next biggest drivers are the exploitation of wildlife through fishing, logging, trade and hunting - and then...

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Natural carbon dioxide reduction implemented faster and with less risk than high-tech approaches

Carbon dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere by natural or technical means. Natural sinks such as peatlands can be restored, and innovative technologies already exist to extract carbon from the air. Researchers from the Helmholtz Climate...

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