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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020

On June 17, the United Nations celebrates the Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, dedicated this 2020 to promote a change of attitude towards the incessant production and consumption of humanity, which in part are generating desertification and degradation of the lands on the planet. This year the motto is “Food. Feed. Fibre”, with which [...]

By |2020-06-17T02:28:51+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Forest, Global Warming, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

World Oceans Day. Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

As every year since 2008, this June 8 is celebrated the World Oceans Day. Like the other ephemerides that we celebrate around the environment of our planet, this time it is also marked by the impact that COVID-19 has generated in each of the aspects of life on Earth. The importance of the seas and [...]

By |2020-06-09T03:12:38+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Pollution, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

Meaning and importance of the environment and biodiversity

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 of each year. In 2020 the venue of the event will be Colombia. Around 30 experts will participate in six academic panels that will be held that day. Topics to be discussed will be the Amazon, air quality, health, circular economy, and climate change. The central theme [...]

Summary and conclusions of the Rio Summit. Second Earth Summit

Revised January 2020 The Rio Summit was a fundamental meeting, more important than most people think. In Río de Janeiro set the foundations for the fight against climate change and face the threats that loom over life on Earth, with a view to the 21st century. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [...]

Can the multiplication of gas pipelines in Europe face the Paris Agreement?

New technologies allow the construction of long gas pipelines at high speed Published in January 2019. Reviewed in December 2019 (These days the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is world news because the United States Congress has approved sanctions related to the Russian gas pipeline that will take natural gas to Germany, [...]

Why does the lung of the world burn?

It is no little that is at stake in the Amazon rainforest. The lung of the world should not be a token in a casino roulette. This biodiversity emporium is about 7 million km2, it is 12 times the size of Spain, it has 80,000 kinds of trees, 140,000 species of plants, 20% of the [...]

Why does the Amazon burn?

Today the news of the Amazon fire is the title of almost every newspaper in the world, in the most varied languages. In addition, it is a trend topic with more than 1.5 million tweets combined between the three variants of the theme on Twitter. The lung of the planet has been burning for 16 [...]

Questions and curiosities about Greta Thunberg’s trip

Why does Greta travel by sailboat? The obvious answer is that the sailboat does not emit greenhouse gases like a ship or a conventional plane. But Greta Thunberg's decision carries a symbol, and that is that humanity will have to change their lifestyle radically, because the current model no longer works. We will have to make [...]

World Population Day

Why is World Population Day celebrated on July 11? The UN established this date because that day, in 1987, the world population reached 5,000 million people. Since then this figure has increased by more than 50%, surpassing the 7,600 million inhabitants. The numerical growth of humans in the 20th century was explosive. In 1900 the [...]

World Day to Combat Desertification

The "World Day to Combat Desertification" is celebrated every year on June 17, because that day, in 1994, the "Convention to Combat Desertification" was enacted in Paris, that is, a quarter of a century ago. This 25th anniversary of the Convention will be organized by the government of Turkey, in the city of Ankara. This [...]