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At a time of global importance with the COP27 conference having loomed large in all of our news feeds, Aether hears from the chief scientific officers of two key UN bodies: Dr Ismahane Elouafi of the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations; and Dr Andrea Hinwood of the United Nations Environment Programme.
While Artemis continues on its space flight, a precursor perhaps to manned missions to Mars, we hear from scientists involved in trying to make a Mars space station a reality, along with research that provides insight into the very earliest origins of our moon.
Aether closes with an interview with the Director of CINEA, Dr Dirk Beckers, on the success of the EU’s LIFE programmes as it celebrates 30 years of helping to preserve and protect Europe’s most threatened habitats and species.
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Against the backdrop of COP27, UNEP chief scientist, Dr Andrea Hinwood, discusses the importance of her role in acting as an intermediary between the science and the policymakers, in a bid to avoid the catastrophic changes to our planet if climate change and biodiversity loss are not addressed.
In a Q&A with Aether, Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, highlights the FAO’s work in halting deforestation and maintaining forests; restoring degraded lands and expanding agroforestry; and sustainably using forests and building green value chains.
CINEA Director, Dirk Beckers, discusses the success of the EU’s LIFE programme which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. The programmes have pumped billions of euros into some of the most at-risk habitats across the continent, with stunning results.
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Aether : Issue 2 : November 2022