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Report on Jordan's water crisis published
Prolonged and potentially destabilizing water shortages will become commonplace in Jordan by 2100, new research by an international team of researchers including the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) finds, unless the nation implements comprehensive reform, from fixing leaky pipes to desalinating seawater. Jordan’s water crisis is emblematic of challenges looming around the world as a result of climate change and rapid population growth.
Negative emissions − controversial instruments of climate policy
In order to achieve the Paris climate goals, mankind must massively reduce its emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, the need for so-called "negative emissions technologies" is being discussed. A team of authors from UFZ has investigated the legal and economic role these technologies play in international climate policy.
Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships: Conference documentation is now accessible online
How do we want to live in the future? How will we want to reside, move and conduct business? These questions were debated during the URP2020 Conference with the title "Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships". It took place on 26/27 November 2020, with over 450 participants from close to 50 different countries. Please find the documentation and a current call for two special issues here: