The green economy heralds a new era of opportunity, growth and sustainable development, placing a higher value on social equity, natural capital and ecological services. Delivering this will require an unprecedented level of collaboration, innovation and commitment to action. But what does this actually mean for business? The B4E Global Summit 2012 in Berlin will define the role of business in shaping and building a global green economy. With the theme “Collaborate, Innovate, Act – Delivering the Green Economy”, the summit will explore transformative business models, smart cities and innovative financial solutions, with proposals for a better, more sustainable future. The outcome of the B4E Summit discussions will be shared with key decision makers at the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio.
B4E Global Summit 2012
Emerging ecological risk trends you should keep in mind in 2017
In late 2016, the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry hosted one of the world’s most comprehensive conferences dedicated to environmental risk management. It’s the leading forum for scientists, industry and institutions engaged in the study of environmental contamination, management, ecological risk and research and development related to natural resources. Technical work featured at SETAC forms the basis for new and evolving solutions to environmental problems. CH2M employees are...
Assistant or Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences/Coastal Ecology
The University of Virginia`s Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Coastal Ecology. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. We wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists and geoscientists. Examples of research areas of particular interest for this search include, but...
Assistant Professor - Freshwater Ecology and Conservation - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
The successful recruit is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program on the ecology and conservation of freshwaters. Possible areas of emphasis for this position would include: freshwater population, community, or ecosystem ecology conservation of freshwater species and populations bio-indicators for freshwater ecosystem health and restoration population dynamics of key freshwater species or functional groups biological responses to hydrologic variability, water resource management,...
Mediterranean countries use more natural resources than their ecosystems provide
In the Mediterranean region the demand for natural resources and ecological services is two and half times greater than ecosystems’ capacity to provide them, recent research has found. To meet this demand, countries rely on imports, exposing themselves to price volatility and potential resource shortages. According to the authors, a 10% increase in global prices would particularly impact vulnerable countries such as Jordan, which would see its trade balance worsening by 2.4% of its gross domestic product. In...
Can the Dutch National Ecological Network meet its goals?
Ecological networks connect areas of habitat to prevent biodiversity loss and have been established across Europe. The ambitious Dutch National Ecological Network aims to span 728 500 hectares by 2025. In this study, researchers explored the feasibility of this goal in the context of climate and policy changes.Biodiversity loss continues worldwide. Ecological networks aim to halt this process by conserving nature, maintaining ecosystem function and services, and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources....