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GeoPolicy: Climate solutions at the center of focus this Earth Day

GeoPolicy: Climate solutions at the center of focus this Earth Day

Earlier this month, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change was published by the IPCC Working Group III as the third instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). It emphasises that “rapid and deep” greenhouse gas emission reductions are needed across all sectors to have any chance of keeping the world below 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels. However, it also outline ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: How a professional YouTuber inspired a science-policy debate in Europe

GeoPolicy: How a professional YouTuber inspired a science-policy debate in Europe

  I recently had the opportunity to talk with Joachim Allgaier, Professor for Communication and Digital Society at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany, about how video platforms such as YouTube support science communication and influence political decisions. This month’s GeoPolicy blog post explores some of the benefits of having an accessible online source of information and ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: what is the EGU Biodiversity Task Force? with Policy Manager Chloe Hill

GeoTalk: what is the EGU Biodiversity Task Force? with Policy Manager Chloe Hill

This week EGU announced the launch of an open call for members of a new Biodiversity Task Force to help EGU interact with European policymakers through it’s official Policy Priority Area ‘Biodiversity’. But what is a policy Task Force? What kind of work is involved? And are you eligible to apply to be a member? We sat down with EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill to talk about the rece ...[Read More]

The place of Biodiversity in EU Policy

The place of Biodiversity in EU Policy

Biodiversity is an essential component of life on Earth and of human society, and is now a primary focus area of the European Union with the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 launched in 2020 as part of the European Green Deal. The Biodiversity Strategy has some extremely ambitious targets that will require new legislation and processes in a multitude of different areas that are related to the g ...[Read More]