Knowledge articles in: Climate Protection

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Satellites: Environmental Protectors and Development Aids in Space?

Initially developed for military purposes, satellites are these days being used more and more frequently in the fields of enviromental protection and humanitarian aid, opening up completely new possibilities in the fight against illegal logging, epidemics, environmental pollution and facilitating in monitoring and protecting endangered species. But what do satellites actually do and how is their data used? Can they really be helpful as environmental and development aids? Read on

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Drones: Propelling Sustainable Development

The word 'drone' often conjures up imagery and associations with warfare due to the heavy use of drones by the military. However, drones, which are often referred to as UAVs – unmanned aerial vehicles, are being used more and more in other ways in society. Read on

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Desertification

Considering that during the past 25 years, over a quarter of the earth's land has been degraded due to drought, there is no doubt that desertification is currently one of the most serious threats facing humanity. Read on

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REDD+ Simply Explained - a Case in Lao PDR

Forests continue to diminish globally at an alarming rate and have been dropping drastically especially in developing countries who are transforming their natural resources into national financial assets. What kind of forest management approach is a best fit in forest-rich developing countries? Is paying local communities to protect their forests the right approach? Read on

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Climate Change

For millions of years, the global climate has fluctuated. However, the trajectory of climate change is being drastically altered by humanity. Our accelerated economic development is having a serious impact on the world's climate. Read on

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Carbon Trading

Carbon trading essentially puts a price on a country's carbon emissions as a means of encouraging a reduction in greenhouse gases. Emerging countries such as China, Brazil and India are proving to be big players in the global carbon trading marketplace. Read on

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Forests - Our Green Lungs

Forests all over the world are vanishing at an alarming rate. As the green lungs of Mother Earth, they are vital to our health and survival. The year 2011 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the "International Year of the Forest". Its aim was to promote awareness and knowledge about the conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of the present and future generations. Read on

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Your Ecological Footprint

Since the late 1970s, humanity has been in ecological overshoot with annual demand on resources exceeding what Earth can regenerate each year. How does your own ecological footprint shape up? Read on