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Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable development

Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at...
3-Jul-2020 7:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Planning for a growing elderly population

A new study investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries, to help policymakers prepare for the challenges associated with the world’s aging population.
25-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New scenarios to help global finance go green

To assess climate destabilization risks, major central banks and supervisors plan to utilize a new set of climate scenarios developed by an international team of researchers.
24-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Earth Challenge 2020: Calling on citizens to help support global food supply

A new app widget provides citizens with an opportunity to get involved in one of the world’s most challenging problems: how to provide enough, high quality, nutritious food to the ever expanding global population.
22-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coronavirus: a wake-up call to strengthen the global food system

A new commentary in the journal One Earth highlights not only climate-related risks to the global food system, such as drought and floods, but also exposes the coronavirus pandemic as a shock to the system that has led to food crises in many parts...
19-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Matching-commitment agreements to incentivize climate action

A new study highlights a different approach to designing an international climate agreement that would incentivize countries to cooperate.
18-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making sense of climate scenarios: New toolkit available for decision makers

To make climate scenarios work for decision makers, an international team of researchers have developed a comprehensive interactive online platform.
3-Jun-2020 6:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why are we still failing to stop deforestation?

A new study calls for a radically different approach to managing deforestation that focuses on our understanding of how individuals make choices.
25-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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