The European Space Agency launched the fourth Copernicus-Sentinel Earth systems monitoring satellite this past week. Europe’s ongoing investments in space-based earth systems monitoring comes as a plan to axe NASA earth science/climate research budget makes its way to President Trump’s desk.
Forest has finally begun to reclaim land at the $200mm Dragon Mart mega-mall proect site in the Riviera Maya, while the local chapter of Mexico’s beekeeper association expects a bumper honey harvest this year,
With field projects under way in South and Southeast Asia, the MFF-FAO program aims to develop a low-cost mechanism for mangrove conservation and sustainable development to supplement the sale of carbon credits.
The Club of Rome’s ¨Reinventing Prosperity¨ challenges the conceptual and institutional frameworks that have supported socioeconomic policy-making and development over the course of the past 30 years and goes on to offer 13 ¨radical policy solutions¨ that address three of the most pressing challenges in industrialized and industrializing countries: inequality, employment and climate change.
Taking the steps required to help assure global mean temperature increases are limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius or less would boost the global economy and job creation while at the same time protecting essential natural resources and ecosystems in developed and developing countries, according to the UNDP 2016 ¨Low Carbon Monitor.¨