Producing one kilogram of beef can use up as much as 27 kilograms of carbon emissions. That’s almost the same quantity as if you were to burn between 6 and 10 litres of petrol. The world’s meat production is growing at an unprecedented rate and the driving force behind this surge is a combination… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Environment
In my 13+ years with UNDP, I have seen EMIS go from a conceptual idea to a fully functioning application to its scale-up beyond Croatian borders. My name is Sandra, and these are the top five things about EMIS I want to share with you:
I recently spent a morning with the rangers of Ezerani Nature Park, and it was an eye-opening experience. As I accompanied them to the first mission of the morning – a reported case of illegal logging in some far-flung corner of the park – the sheer scale of the task confronting these guys became instantly… Read more »
The Caucuses and Central Asia region has some of the highest inequalities in the world. For one, land resources in this part of the world are highly unequally distributed. Historically, the pace of land reforms here has been slower compared to those in Central and Eastern Europe. This fact bears significant impact on levels of… Read more »
Did you know that, until recently, there was no requirement in Russia to consider minimum energy efficient performance standards for lighting products in any state procurement? That’s right. State sector organizations in Russia could pretty much purchase what they liked.
Today is the first day of COP21, and the stakes have never been higher. It is hoped that these crucial talks will reach a deal to limit the warming of our planet to two degrees Celsius. In his recent blog, my colleague Damiano Borgogno introduced the Global Support Programme, which was created because “ the technical information… Read more »
Over recent years, climate negotiations have gotten more and more complex. With 193 countries bringing competing interests to the table, perhaps that’s not surprising. So negotiators are taking a bottom-up approach, with individual countries coming to the table to declare what they are nationally prepared to do to advance internationally agreed upon goals.
Prespa Lake is famous for its bird life, especially its magnificent Dalmatian pelicans. It is a rare ancient lake, where a tremendous variety of plants and animals have evolved, many that are found nowhere else in the world.
If government is best run close to the people, then local self-governance is a cornerstone in the structure of our democratic political system. But in a time of limited budgets, how can we make our local government more efficient and responsive? Instead of leaving this headache to policymakers, Kolba asked those of us who are… Read more »
We all want the best for our children. A good school is often at the top of that list. Unfortunately, for many schools in Croatia today, the high cost of energy bills poses a challenge. The Ostrog Primary School, located in sunny Dalmatia, is changing that narrative. A 25 kW solar energy plant, mounted on… Read more »