While it is generally assumed that ecosystems, such as mangroves, coral reefs or sand dunes, play an important role in reducing risks from hazard events, there are few comprehensive studies that gather scientific evidence on the services these ecosystems provide, and the functions they fulfill for disaster risk reduction. The newly published article “Scientific evidence for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction” in Nature Sustainability addresses this knowledge gap. 28 experts from different disciplines, including 6 authors from UNU-EHS, joined forces for a review of 529 English-language peer-reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2019 on topics related to ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR).
What happens to resource efficiency, recycling and waste management in a world where disownership is becoming the new normal?
Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable.The history of…
Building on past events, such as the Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit in Washington, the Business Aviation Coalition on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is organising the first-ever European counterpart:
The European Business Aviation SAF Summit
The event – to be held virtually on 20 April – brings together high-level EU officials from all relevant institutions; the EU Commission, Council, and Parliament, and the entire Business Aviation value chain under one goal: accelerating the availability and use of SAF.