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

SDSN Switzerland Launches, Identifying SDG Catalysts

15 February 2018: The 25th Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been launched. SDSN Switzerland is based in Bern, and co-hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, and Biovision – Foundation for Ecological Development. SDSN Switzerland aims to provide an environment to discuss challenges faced by Switzerland in the … Continue reading SDSN Switzerland Launches, Identifying SDG Catalysts

Demystifying the SDGs: The World’s Science Academies Launch a Guide for Leveraging Expertise

If ever there was an example of how the world’s nations can work together for the good of the planet, it is the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all UN Member States in 2015. Whether poor, rich or middle-income, countries have promised to promote peace and human well-being whilst protecting the planet. The … Continue reading Demystifying the SDGs: The World’s Science Academies Launch a Guide for Leveraging Expertise