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Risks to Africa’s flora
January 2020: More than 30% of Africa’s fauna could be at risk of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, land-use change, and population growth. The paper calls for a comprehensive assessment of global plant species to identify vulnerable species and regions and inform global bio-conservation strategies.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
Social impact of biodiversity conservation
January 2020: Plans to place 50% of Earth’s oceans and land under protection may have significant social and economic impact on people. These impacts should be taken into consideration when formulating conservation strategies at the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
UN report on greenhouse gases
January 2020: Concentration of warming gases has reached a record high in 2018 and will continue to rise over the next years. The findings identify an increasing gap between ambitions set out in international accords such as the Paris Agreement and reality. The authors are calling for increased levels of ambition and acceleration for decarbonising the economy and limiting warming to 1.5C.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
Acceptance of recycled drinking water
January 2020: Recycled drinking water may contribute to circular water consumption and address increasing water scarcity. However, public acceptance remains low and forms a key barrier to successfully implementing water recycling strategies.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
Environmental stress on women
January 2020: Women's capacity to adapt to climate change across Asia and Africa is negatively impacted by current adaptation strategies, leading to reduced health and wellbeing. The study calls for investments into equitable adaptive capacity building for men and women to prepare communities for safer and more effective future migration induced by climate change.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
Climate tipping points
January 2020: Increasing evidence is pointing towards Earth reaching climate tipping points. These events could cause cascading domino effects with long-term changes to current ecosystems and human activity.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020