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GLP Member Laura Sonter's work on the environmental impact of mining in Brazil's Amazon was quoted in a lengthy piece in The Globe and Mail on Highway BR-163, which cuts a brutal path through Brazil’s conflicting ambitions: to transform itself into an economic powerhouse and to preserve the Amazon as a bulwark against climate change.
The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is offering an intensive training for postdocs who conduct sustainability research with a focus on food systems/sovereignty.
Inspire4Nature s a PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation, funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. They are now recruiting 15 PhD positions – each one of them in collaboration with one (or more) leading international conservation organisations!
A joint workshop of the European Space Agency GlobDiversity consortium and the Future Earth Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), Global Land Programme (GLP), and BioDISCOVERY Global Research Projects looked at recent developments in remote sensing (RS) and the beginning of a new era in biodiversity monitoring and assessment by enabling not only the collection of spatial data but also that of biodiversity data.
Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. Attendees are encouraged to submit an organized session and/or individual abstract. Proposals for abstracts and sessions should focus on the overall Conference Themes.
A major reduction in global deforestation is needed to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss. Recent private sector commitments aim to eliminate deforestation from a company’s operations or supply chain, but they fall short on several fronts. Lead author GLP Fellow Eric Lambin and GLP Member Robert Heilmayr review current supply-chain initiatives, their effectiveness, and the challenges they face, and go on to identify knowledge gaps for complementary public–private policies.
The papers of this special issue of Environmental Science & Policy aim to support national sustainable development aspirations by providing guidance of needed policies, procedures and governance to regulate national land use by avoiding further net loss of productive lands.
Land-use change and climate change impact on ecosystems multiple ways. Yet our modelling skills in how the corresponding biotic, abiotic and social processes interact is still poor. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to improve on some key issues.
The “people and pixels” move in geography shed light on the concerns of sustainability, human livelihoods, land use planning, resource use, and conservation, and led to practical innovations in agricultural planning, hazard impact analysis, and drought monitoring. What will the next 20 years bring?