Environmental stories from around the globe this week
Global Risks Report 2024 released: Download the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2024, which explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, economic uncertainty, a warming planet and conflict. As cooperation comes under pressure, weakened economies and societies may only require the smallest shock to edge past the tipping point of resilience.
What went right in 2023: the top 25 good news stories of the year: The ‘golden age of medicine’ arrived, animals came back from the brink, the renewables juggernaut gathered pace, climate reparations became reality and scientists showed how to slow ageing, plus more good news.
Ireland Could Become the Next Nation to Recognize the Rights of Nature and a Human Right to a Clean Environment: Ireland—a nation synonymous with its abundant, verdant landscapes—is considering a nationwide referendum on the rights of nature and the human right to a healthy environment. If that happens, Ireland would become the first European country to constitutionally recognize that ecosystems, similar to humans and corporations, possess legal rights.
Good practice guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Landscape available: This document aims to provide guidance and ideas on how to take landscape considerations into account when carrying out strategic environmental assessments (SEA) of plans and programs in Ireland.
Understanding copyright for journal authors: Read this helpful guide which covers everything you need to know about copyright. Taylor and Francis, the publisher of IAIA’s journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, describes how copyright licensing or transfer applies for open access and subscription (non-open access) publications.