Environmental Protection

Environmental protection, involving the preservation and restoration of natural resources and ecosystems, is foundational to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It directly influences SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and SDG 15 (Life on Land), which all stress the urgent need to mitigate environmental degradation, conserve biodiversity, and foster sustainable use of our natural resources. Furthermore, environmental protection is intrinsically linked to SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), as a healthy environment reduces risks from pollution and disease vectors. It also contributes to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) by promoting clean water resources and renewable energy. Additionally, it is integral to achieving SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), emphasizing the need for sustainable consumption and production patterns that limit environmental harm.

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The Right to Protest: online panel discussion

LexisNexis is hosting a free, online panel discussion in partnership with the International Law Book Facility (ILBF) to explore the right to protest. 

24th January 2024 at 17:00-18:30 GMT

The panel discussion, moderated by James Harper, General Counsel of Global Nexis Solutions - part of LexisNexis, supports the ILBF's law undergraduate essay competition 2023-2024, that asks law undergraduates the question: ‘Should the right to protest be unfettered?

"We're no acme or pinnacle of anything, we're just simply evolutionary steps," says this week's "World We Want" podcast guest, Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, of the human hubris surrounding climate change. In a long conversation, Márcia Balisciano and Dr. Filippeli, author of Climate Change and Life, touch upon the history of the world, both in terms of climate change and in the patterns of evolution and extinction, as well as what the presently changing climate means for human beings. Balancing pragmatism and optimism, this episode serves as a stark look at the reality of climate change and the will—political, environmental, and personal—needed to adapt.
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World Toilet Day 2024: Making Every Flush Count for Sustainable Development

On World Toilet Day 2024, which falls on 19 November, SDG Resources aims to cast a spotlight on an issue that many often overlook – sanitation. As odd as it might sound to some, toilets are more than just a basic amenity; they're a symbol of a society's progress and commitment to ensuring the well-being of its inhabitants.

A Brief Introduction to World Toilet Day 2024

This chapter aligns with Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation and Goal 14: Life below water by encompassing an overview of various biological methods for removing microplastics from water.
This articles identifies the current issues in the governance of global marine protected areas, and propose viable solutions to address those issues to enable effective marine governance.

World Bee Day 2024: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Our Buzzing Allies

On May 20, 2024, the globe will come together to mark World Bee Day 2024. This isn't just a day to marvel at these buzzing beauties; it's a call to action—a day to realize how bees are integral to many of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Bee Day 2024 seeks to elevate this message, shedding light on the myriad ways bees contribute to our global aspirations.

The Importance of Bees

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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

The Amazon is the most concentrated expression of life on Earth and it is clearly threatened.

Three button choices were part of the dependent variable. The two buttons on the left represent pro-environmental messages, and the right button represents a non-environmental message.
This paper explores how environmental activism is linked to two forms of environmental social identity (identifying as part of nature and identifying as part of a collective struggle to protect the environment), and how that relates to observable forms of environmental activism.  
This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting three low-cost treatment solutions based on solar energy disinfection, phytoremediation, and a combination of biofiltration and solar energy disinfection.

Ocean health is critical for human well-being but is threatened by multiple stressors. Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to protect 10% of their waters by 2020. The scientific evidence supporting the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) to conserve biodiversity stems primarily from knowledge on fully protected areas, but most of what is being established is partially protected. Here, we assess the protection levels of the 1,062 Mediterranean MPAs.

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