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SciDev.Net Media Partner for IYBSSD 2022

The Executive Board of IYBSSD 2022 is pleased to announce the involvement of the online media SciDev.Net, which focuses on the relationships between science and sustainable development. The news section of our website will regularly (once a week hopefully) publish articles written worldwide by SciDev.Net journalists. Anyone who is interested in the contribution of science…

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Containing Methane and its Contribution to Global Warming

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new IIASA study shows that it is possible to significantly contribute to reduced global warming through the implementation of available technology that limits methane release to the atmosphere.

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SDGs are All Interconnected

As we wrote in a previous post, we post here some content from the science report about SGDs The Future is Now. A first point made by the report may seem obvious but is worth saying again : SDGs are all interconnected. The figure that opens this post gives a summary of these interconnections, and…

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SDGs: The Science Report

In September 2019, a group of 15 independent scientists co-chaired by Peter Messerli, University of Bern, Switzerland, and Endah Murniningtyas, National Development Planning Agency, Republic of Indonesia, submitted the first scientific report about SDGs to the United Nations Secretary General. They gave this report the title The Future is Now – Science for Achieving Sustainable…

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2022: a Year to Celebrate Mineralogy

The International Mineralogical Association will celebrate mineralogy throughout the world in 2022. These celebrations will be within IYBSSD 2022. 2022 will be the bicentennial of the death of René Just Haüy (born 1743) who is a father of modern mineralogy and crystallography. 1822 is also when Haüy’s Traité de minéralogie and Traité de cristallographie were…

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Cancer Burden could Balloon in Poorest Countries

Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries,…

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