Ecology & Sustainability

Plastic & health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet

Published: 20 February 2019

In a joint effort, a group of authors from civil society and academia point out that the impacts that plastic and the chemicals in it have on our bodies need to be assessed in the full lifecylce of this enduring an ubiquitous material. You can read the executive summary of their study here.

What is wrong with Solar Radiation Management?

Published: 9 July 2018

A briefing explaining why Solar Radiation Management (SRM) experiments are a bad idea. SRM describes a set of geoengineering techniques that aim to counter human-made climate change by artificially increasing the reflection of heat from sunlight (solar radiation) back into space. 

Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

Published: 24 April 2018

The European Energy Atlas shows a clear alternative: It not only provides a compass on the different energy discussions in different Member States but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.

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Psycho-physical Effects of Environment Pollution on the Health of Kabul Citizens

Published: 30 December 2017

This research is conducted with collaboration of a team of researchers who are expert in the field of environment and laboratory sciences, and psychology with a high degree of expertise. This is the first organized study in Afghanistan that has tried to examine environmental pollution and its impacts on public health. It also provides a platform for environmental advocacy activities in Afghanistan. It is hoped that this research will be able to pave the way for activities that can improve the mental and physical health of Afghan society.

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Financing Loss and Damage: A Look at Governance and Implementation Options

Published: 10 May 2017

In 2013 countries agreed to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM), but almost no work has been done on how to fund loss and damage. This discussion paper, while not presenting the final word on a range of issues related to international loss and damage financing, has nevertheless outlined some concrete steps forward over the next two years.