To bee or not to bee? How the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies address pollinator decline

The 20th of May, 2020 was marked by several notable events: the global number of coronavirus cases hit 4,789, 205; the hashtag #hydroxychloroquine started trending after American President Donald Trump’s controversial admission that he was taking antimalarials as a prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2; and Brazil became the pandemic’s third most affected country. […]

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The Human Cost of Climate Change: Climate migrants (Part 1)

The new decade emerged with biblical proportions: fires swept across Australia, record breaking storms blew through Europe, swarms of locusts decimated crops in Africa, and now, a pandemic has plunged the world into the worst global recession since WWII. Unequivocally, the severity of these events was further mitigated by effects of climate change and human destruction of habitat. […]

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Circular economy in the EU: Creating a sustainable and resilient future

On 11th March 2020, the European Commission presented the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP): a comprehensive roadmap building on the former Commission’s efforts to transition towards a new production and consumption model for Europe and its citizens. In essence, the main objective of the Action Plan is to address the bloc’s resource consumption and reduce its ecological footprint. […]

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The Future of EU’s Economic Policy – Restarting the Economy while Maintaining Green Standards

The Coronavirus-crisis is hitting the world in an unprecedented manner, while two long-standing and equally alarming global predicaments are underway: climate change and biodiversity loss. In this context, a group of Environmental Ministers is calling for the EU and its Member States to mobilise efforts towards a joint environmental and economic recovery plan, arguing that EU laws, in this sense, might still be equipped with the right blueprints. […]

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