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A Finnish company succeeded where many others failed: reducing plastic pollution in Asian waters

Finland-based Riverrecycle Oy has developed a method to tackle the plastic litter that is plaguing the oceans. Together with its partners, the company has collected one million kilos of litter from rivers in developing countries in just a few years. JENNI FRILANDER A Finnish start-up has succeeded where many others have not: in removing plastic…
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Launch of the “Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters” Implementation Platform

At the end of 2022, an international consortium led by Technopolis Group was awarded a 4-year contract for the implementation of the European “Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters” support platform for The European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA), and in close collaboration with the European Commission (EC) Directorate-Generals MARE and RTD.   The…
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Forests and climate change

What is the issue?  Forests are a stabilising force for the climate. They regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, play an integral part in the carbon cycle, support livelihoods, and supply goods and services that can drive sustainable growth. Forests’ role in climate change is two-fold. They act as both a cause and a solution for greenhouse…
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The savings of our forests

by the Stanford Law School Lab David J. Hayes eyesonindonesia Amsterdam, July 14th 2023 — Forests provide a critically-important nature-based tool to combat the actual climate crisis. During the coming days and weeks eyesonindonesia is addressing the opportunities to deploy climate-smart forestry practices to remove additional quantities of climate-harming carbon from the atmosphere.  The report…
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Photographer And His Wife Plant 2 Million Trees In 20 Years

To Restore A Destroyed Forest And Even The Animals Have Returned Ilona Baliūnaitė According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, 129 million hectares of forest, an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa, have been lost from the Earth forever since 1990 due to deforestation. An area roughly the size of the…
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Plastic Pollution In Indonesia

River Recycling Initiatives eyesonindonesia Amsterdam, May 10th 2023– Plastic pollution has emerged as a global environmental crisis, with rivers serving as significant contributors to the problem. In Indonesia, a country known for its diverse river systems, the issue of plastic waste poses a serious threat to both the environment and public health. To combat this…
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Hydraloop winner WIPO Global Awards

First-Ever WIPO Global Awards

Winners from China, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore Geneva, July 19, 2022PR/2022/892 Small and medium-sized enterprises from China, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore are the first-ever winners of WIPO’s new Global Awards program, which recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using intellectual property (IP) to make a positive impact at home and abroad. In an awards ceremony held…
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Blueprint for a circular water smart society – Water Alliance

Expert Group Circular Water (Partnership) New partnership: Global Expert Group Circular Water. Initiated by the Dutch Expertgroep Circular Water of the Dutch Water Alliance. The kick off is on Wednesday 22nd March – World Water Day – launching its first publication: a ‘BLUEPRINT FOR A CIRCULAR WATER SMART SOCIETY’ with tangible solutions for the practical…
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Water Food and Energy Security

The Water, Food and Energy Security

And its Nexus eyesonindonesia  Amsterdam, July 20 2022 — According to the Food And Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the water, energy and food security nexus, means that food as well as water and energy security are very much linked to one another. Meaning that the actions in any one particular area often can have effects…
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