Researchers from Charles Darwin University (CDU) are currently finalising field methodologies necessary to undertake a comparative assessment of Green House Gas (GHG) flux from degraded seagrass and mangrove ecosystems in Trang Province, Thailand. The research design involves utilising a photoacoustic gas monitor (an INNOVA 1412) capable of simultaneously measuring the concentration of 5 gases (plus…
Released on Human Rights Day, ahead of the finalization of a new climate agreement, Climate Change and Human Rights provides a comprehensive study of the links between human rights law and climate change.
Oceans provide over US$1 trillion annually to the world economy in market goods and services and many times that in non-market amenities. Yet, our oceans are under growing threat from unsustainable practices, including over-fishing, land-based sources of pollution, invasive species and habitat destruction compounded by global climate change.
Danang, Vietnam—Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) launches two new reports this week at the East Asian Seas Congress 2015 in Danang, Vietnam, exploring the potential for building a “blue economy” in the region. The reports emphasize the importance of coasts and oceans to business in the region and call for increased investment in coastal and marine ecosystems health and a strategic approach to managing blue economy industries.
Source: AFP - The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition.
Source: AAP - Kuwait has begun operating its first-ever solar power plant, at the Umm Gudair oil field, a landmark for the OPEC member country as it seeks to diversify its sources of energy to meet fast-rising local demand.
Source: Times of India - The International People's Climate March will be held in the city on November 5 as part of an effort to mobilize people towards tackling the challenge posed by climate change and global warming.
Source: bdnews24.com - As an 'innocent victim' of climate change, Bangladesh should receive aid, not loan, to fight the effects of climate change, the head of the parliamentary panel on environment and forest ministry has said.
Source: Reuters - Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world's largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square km (600,000 square miles) of ocean.
Source: EFE - Responsables africanos y europeos debatieron hoy en Rabat medidas destinadas a proteger los bosques del Mediterráneo y del Sahel contra los efectos del cambio climático, que serán propuestas en la cumbre climática (COP22) de Marrakech que se celebra entre el 7 y 18 de noviembre.