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Call for Papers - Renewable Energy Cooperation

RES Cooperation within the EU, as well as with EU neighboring countries is high on Europe’s political agenda. In January 2011, the European Commission (EC) called for more cooperation to meet the 2020 RES targets and the recently published EU 2050 roadmap opened up discussion on how to fully decarbonise Europe’s Energy system in the long term, keeping in mind that current capacity and infrastructure will be of critical importance for the long term pathways.

Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

How can science and policy work toward achieving water, energy and food security for everyone within the planetary boundaries? The International Conference on Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Bonn brought together more than 260 researchers, decision makers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss this pressing issue. This video summarizes the outcomes and key messages of the conference.

Powering Agriculture Portal

Many farmers and agribusinesses in developing countries lack access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy services. This limits their ability to adopt modern agricultural practices, increase food production, improve efficiency of their operations, and benefit from broad-based, low-carbon economic growth. As the global population steadily increases, substantial agricultural intensification will need to occur - which is intrinsically tied to an increase in energy demand.

Kick-off meeting of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum

When holding the 1st Mediterranean Water Forum from 19th to 20th December 2011 in Marrakesh (Morocco), the main stakeholders from the Mediterranean water and environmental community had launched a call to organize the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum. During the Mediterranean Session held in Marseille at the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012, the President of the Region of Murcia, Mr. Luis Ramon Varcarcel, suggested to host and organize this second event in Murcia (Spain) that will take place towards next November 2014.

Climate Change - Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture

A new briefing distils the key findings from the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), revealing the growing threat of climate change to fisheries and aquaculture. Climate change and acidification are altering ocean ecosystems in profound ways, with consequent impacts on fisheries and aquaculture. Projected impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture are negative on a global scale. Major impacts include displacement of stocks and, for aquaculture, mortality of shellfish from acidic water.

Expert groups meeting on green value chains

The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Green Value Chains for Improving Livelihoods in the Arab Region was held in Beirut, Lebanon on 20-21 June 2013. It brought together experts from national public, private and civil society institutions and from regional and international institutions. The experts were from the economic, social and environment fields, working on such issues as agriculture, industry, water and energy.

Une feuille de route pour la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie arabe sur l’énergie

Les participants au 2ème forum arabe sur les énergies renouvelables et l’efficacité énergétique qui se tient à Hurghada (Egypte) ont mis l’accent sur l’importance de l’utilisation des énergies renouvelables et de l’efficacité énergétique dans les pays arabes, et du soutien des petites et moyennes entreprises dans ces domaines comme alternative stratégique pour lutter contre le chômage, la pauvreté et participer au développement durable.

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