After watching the documentary by David Attenborough, ‘Life on our planet’, at the National Convention Centre in a reception hosted by the British High Commission and French Embassy, Leader of Opposition Ralph Regenvanu says rainforests and nature of a whole are being destroyed by the modernized
A policy briefing for the Third National Environmental Symposium (NES) brought together senatorial and presidential candidates, conservationists, and media representatives to discuss food, economic, and energy security in Palau...Issues which were echoed by many of the candidates were the shortag
The Environmental and Resource Economics special issue “Economics of the Environment in the Shadow of Coronavirus” comes at a hugely critical time for environmental economists and policy makers alike. We are in a situation of significant social change, a change that could potentially lay the foundation for mankind’s future in the years to come.
Effects of Physical Distancing to Control COVID‑19 on Public Health, the Economy, and the Environment
Physical distancing measures are important tools to control disease spread, especially in the absence of treatments and vaccines. While distancing measures can safeguard public health, they also can profoundly impact the economy and may have important indirect effects on the environment. The extent to which physical distancing measures should be applied therefore depends on the trade-offs between their health benefits and their economic costs.
As our behavioral patterns change due to the COVID-19 crisis, our impact on nature and the environment changes too. Pollution levels are showing significant reductions. People are more aware of the importance of access to local green and blue spaces. By analyzing online search behavior in twenty European countries, we investigate how public awareness of nature and the environment has evolved during the COVID-19 crisis. We find that the crisis goes hand in hand with a positive shift in public awareness of nature-related topics, but that awareness of environmental topics remains unaffected.
This Symposium will feature a diverse group of fishers, small business owners, policy makers, and service providers who will discuss ways to improve the lives of Palauans.
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has recently accredited Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest with the status...IDA executive director Ruskin Hartley said the achievement was testament to the persistence of those involved in the years-long nomination, ...He described such
A little bit of hope at the end of a very long, dark tunnel...That's how a recent government funding boost for freshwater and environmental projects has been described by Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Ngāti Awa who are desperate to lift their whānau out of unemployment post-Covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant economic challenges for Australia.