Planète Science par thème : Verdir l’économie

  • Protecting a land of fire and ice (2013, EN, ESGER), on efforts by Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile to promote sustainable tourism, to protect one of the planet’s last wildernesses and create jobs
  • A Garden in the Desert (2013, AR, EN), on a survey of Qatar which found that vegetation was recovering in parts of Qatar, even if desert rangelands and coastal areas remain in poor condition
  • Memory of the Earth (2013, EN), on the role geoparks play in preserving the memory of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year history and in promoting sustainable tourism and geo-education, with an emphasis on European geoparks
  • These are More than Flights of Fancy (2013, EN), interview on the Fly Your Ideas competition run by Airbus, which was placed under UNESCO’s patronage this year
  • Getting out of debt (2013, EN), on how countries of the Mediterranean Basin have become ecological debtors since 1961. UNESCO’s Venice office plans to encourage countries to introduce the ecological footprint concept into Southeast European school curricula
  • Genetic pollution is Permanent (2013, EN), interview on the ethical implications of synthetic biology for the environment and human health
  • Ocean Blues (2012, EN, ES), on a strategy blending conservation with greening marine industries to protect our oceans’ threatened biodiversity
  • Putting a Price on Conservation (2012, EN, ES, FR), on how the Serra do Espinhaço Biosphere Reserve in Brazil is rewarding municipalities which protect biodiversity and ecosystems in the world’s most intensely mined biosphere reserve
  • Forty Years of Field Laboratories in Sustainability (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), tracing the history of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, which seeks to reconcile humanity with nature
  • What Future for Nuclear Power? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the prospects for nuclear power in light of diminishing uranium stocks
  • From the Dark Ages to the Green Ages (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU) tracing the rise of green chemistry over the past 20 years or so
  • Environmental Crime Scene (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the emerging field of environmental forensics
  • Can a Blue Dye Help Save the Aral Sea? (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a scheme to plant indigo to regenerate soils and stimulate the economy in the Aral Sea basin
  • Nature is a Library from which Industry can Learn (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why the aeronautics industry is investing heavily in biomimickry
  • Why the Financial Crisis is also an Opportunity (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why now is the time to green the global economy
  • Why Modern Agriculture must Change (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on the findings of a major international assessment involving UNESCO
  • Rhön’s Gastronomical Ambassadors (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on the Rhön Biosphere Reserve in Germany, which has turned the art of local gastronomy into a socio-economic success
  • The Solar School (2004, EN, FR), follows UNESCO’s summer school in photovoltaics
  • The Age of Renewables has Now Begun (2004, EN, FR), interview on the growing interest in renewable energy at a time of rising oil prices
  • Bringing a Little Sunshine to People’s Lives (2003, EN, FR), on the installation of a solar village in Niger and the wider ramifications for developing countries of the spread of solar energy

See also UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves and Biodiversity and land management


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