Environmental and Sustainability Science

Environmental and Sustainability Science

Summaries and news items on recent developments
in reverse chronological order

The latest on Climate Change
IPCC6 Synthesis Report Headline Statements, 23 March 2023

Global fresh water demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030
The Guardian, 17 March 2023

Floods and droughts are intensifying
Nature Water, 13 March 2023

The other energy crisis
Arthur Dahl, updated 22 February 2023

Risks from sea level rise
UN Security Council debate, 14 February 2023

Regenerative Agriculture
Earth4All paper, Club of Rome 2023

Planned science-policy panel on chemicals, wastes and pollution
UNEA Open-ended Working Group
30 January-2 February 2023

Global Biodiversity Framework Adopted
Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 15, Montreal, Canada
18 December 2022

Earth for All: A survival guide for humanity
Book review by Arthur Lyon Dahl
5 December 2022

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022
26 October 2022

Risk of passing multiple climate tipping points
International Science Council
9 September 2022

Food Loss and Waste
International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste
29 September 2022

Biodiversity Values Assessment
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
1 August 2022

Climate Tipping Points Warning
United in Science
Multi-agency climate science report
13 September 2022

IPBES Values Assessment
Multiple values of nature and its benefits

Latest report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy
Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
11 July 2022

Climate Change 2022
Mitigation of Climate Change - Summary for Policymakers

4 April 2022

Legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution
UN Environment Assembly
2 March 2022

Climate Change 2022
Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II
27 February 2022

Only One Earth Science
website with graphics
11 February 2022

Planetary Boundary for Pollutants, Including Plastics, Exceeded
UNEP Geneva Environment Network
24 January 2022

Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity
Damian Carrington, Environment editor, The Guardian
18 January 2022

Global Status of Coral Reefs
Report on Status of Coral Reefs of the World 2020

launched by Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
5 October 2021

Making Peace with Nature
UNEP Synthesis Report
February 2021

World Scientist's Warning of a Climate Emergency
Summary and commentary by Arthur Dahl
22 August 2021

Where is Climate Change Taking Us?
IPCC 6th Assessment Report
The Physical Science Base
released 9 August 2021

Well-being in Vanuatu
Vanuatu National Statistics Office issues new report
8 July 2021

Our Planet, Our Future
Nobel Laureates Urgent Call for Action
29 April 2021

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020
World Bank
4 April 2021

Active Coral Restoration: Techniques for a Changing Planet
New book including work of Austin Bowden-Kerby
3 April 2021

Ecosystem Accounting Takes Off
United Nations Statistical Commission
1-5 March 2021

Scientists' Warnings: Affluence
Alliance of World Scientists
6 December 2020

Compilation to be continued


Planet Under Pressure 2012
scientific conference with IEF participation, London, England
26-29 March 2012

Last updated 23 March 2023