DOPA Explorer Characterizes 95% of World’s Protected Areas

16 February 2018: The European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched the second version of the DOPA Explorer, a global information system (GIS) that characterizes the world’s protected areas. As part of the JRC’s Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA), the first version of DOPA Explorer was launched in April 2015 to assess … Continue reading DOPA Explorer Characterizes 95% of World’s Protected Areas

From the Bottom-Up: Key lessons learned from Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

Introduction Senegal is taking a sectoral approach to its NAP process with the development of sectoral NAPs—this process was first successfully completed in 2016 in one of the pillars of the country’s economy: the fisheries sector. While such sectoral approach to the NAP process is not unique to Senegal, a distinction here is that the … Continue reading From the Bottom-Up: Key lessons learned from Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

UNFCCC Paper Urges Coordination on Climate, Disasters and SDGs

25 January 2018: To overcome the challenges of rising global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and weather-related disasters while achieving the SDGs, unprecedented levels of coordination are required, according to a report from the UNFCCC. The report summarizes the views of experts who met in Bonn, Germany, on the sidelines of the 46th session of the … Continue reading UNFCCC Paper Urges Coordination on Climate, Disasters and SDGs

CREW, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Water

CREW is a Scottish Government funded partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish Universities, supported by MASTS. CREW is a demand-driven service, managing the engagement with researchers to; Deliver timely and accurate advice Coordinate and fund research, analysis and interpretation Stimulate innovative and proactive thinking Develop an ethos of co-production and genuine knowledge exchange … Continue reading CREW, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Water

Opotiki using their taonga to harbour a dream

Decades ago, some Whakatōhea kaumatua (a Maori leader) advocated farming the sea, and rebuilding  the marine based economy which the Iwi had been renowned for pre-confiscation.  At the time there was scepticism –  maybe the vision seemed impossible…. Ōpōtiki now has the largest offshore marine farm in New Zealand and local iwi, Te Whakatōhea is … Continue reading Opotiki using their taonga to harbour a dream