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Challenges of measuring the environmental footprint of Swedish food consumption

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Written by Christel Cederberg Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:41

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is leading work within the PRINCE project on exploring indicators for the food and agricultural footprints of Swedish consumption. Team leader Christel Cederberg discusses opportunities and challenges presented by this work.
 

Accountability must be at the heart of the Paris climate pact

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Written by Harro van Asselt, Håkon Sælen and Pieter Pauw Monday, 30 March 2015 17:00

The first pledges for the 2015 UN climate change agreement have started to trickle in. To ensure that the agreement is effective, countries need to provide for a robust assessment and review process for contributions.

   

Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

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Written by Björn Nykvist and Måns Nilsson Monday, 23 March 2015 13:02

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been dropping fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates used by many analysts. Policy-makers, transport and energy planners, and investors should take note.

 

The post-2015 agenda: Transforming DRR to reduce vulnerability

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Written by Karlee Johnson Wednesday, 04 March 2015 01:00

DRR efforts are at a crossroads. The post-2015 framework presents an unique opportunity for making transformational changes to DRR approaches.

   

Make sure the SDGs are about action, not just words

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Written by Åsa Persson Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:34

Most of the attention in the Sustainable Development Goals process so far has been on drafting. But if we can’t figure out how each country will go about achieving the goals, we might as well not bother.

   

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