eLIBRARIES

These electronic libraries offer links to over 500 free on-line articles and reports on the issues of climate change, infrastructure and the environment. The MILESTONES library is our flagship initiative which offers access to authoritative reports and initiatives from the ten years leading to the Kunming and Glasgow conferences. The others offer a selection of approaches to research and debate on separate issues.

MILESTONES

Most of us engage in discussions on climate change on the basis of newspaper or magazine articles. This section provides direct links to the main international agreements and authoritative assessments on three interlinked policy issues in order to provide the opportunity to read the complete studies (or at least parts thereof). The three areas CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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AMAZONIA

Background for an urgent campaign to prevent the Brazilian government passing legislation that would further degrade the Amazon rainforest.

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AUSTRALIA BIODIVERSITY

Introducing Australia’s State of the Environment Report in July 2022. The environment minister described it as a ‘shocking document’ that told ‘a story of crisis and decline in Australia’s environment...'

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BIODIVERSITY

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes concerning the loss of biodiversity

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BLUE HYDROGEN

Introducing the debate on ‘blue hydrogen’ ranging from its proponents to the sceptics.

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CONFLICT

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes on the relationship between climate change and conflict

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DAMS

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes concerning the impact of dams on river ecosystems

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DEEP-SEA ECOLOGY

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes concerning the threat to deep-sea ecosystems

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DENIAL

Scientific research and debate on the roots of climate change denial

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DESERTIFICATION

Introduce the some of the evidence of the causes of desertification and its impact on the environment

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EARTH OBSERVATION

Scientific research on climate change and biodiversity using earth observation satellites

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HIGH SEAS

August 2022 was supposed to be the final session in a five-year effort to clinch a treaty that would control the exploitation of resources on the high seas, that cover 50% of the planet. This e-Library provide the official documentation...

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MEKONG

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes on the relationship between climate change, infrastructure and biodiversity along one of the world’s ecologically richest river systems – the Mekong

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METHANE

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the some of the recent evidence on the sources of methane emissions and the impact on global warming.

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NUCLEAR POWER

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the divisive debate on the merits of nuclear power as an answer to conventional electricity power stations.

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OBOR/BRI

Introduce the some of the the discussions on the environmental impact of China’s One Belt, One Road (一带一路, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative)

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PLASTICS

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the some of the recent evidence on the growth of water-borne plastic pollution and its impact on biodiversity and the environment.

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THE ARCTIC

Scientific research and debate on a range of themes concerning the impact of climate change on the Arctic

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YOUTH ACTIVISM

Introduce some of the scientific approaches to the involvement of youth in organised protest for resolving climate change

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