Archive | Biodiversity and Ecosystem Policy RSS feed for this section

Not-so-green games for a blue planet

Not-so-green games for a blue planet
Tine Stausholm

Tine Stausholm

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tine has a BSc in biology and a MSc in biogeography, both obtained in her native Denmark. She has been working with science communication and public engagement since her graduation. Alongside this she has been doing research and surveying of land use and cover in the EU for Eurostat. Her international experience includes working as a education mentor on a rhino relocation project in Zambia and a stint as a research diver in Mexico. She currently lives in London where she works as a freelance writer and editor of research funding opportunities.
Tine Stausholm
Share

Back in 2009 Rio de Janeiro won the rights to organise the 2016 Olympic and Paralympics games. During the bidding process, Rio branded its vision for the event as ”Green Games for a Blue Planet”. One of the major pledges made was the “cleaning and regeneration of Rio’s waterways and lakes, through government projects for […]

Read More 0 Comments

The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?

The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?
Louise Montgomery

Louise Montgomery

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Louise Montgomery holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Research and Campaigns intern in OneKind, an animal welfare organization.
Louise Montgomery

Latest posts by Louise Montgomery (see all)

Share

Much of the negativity surrounding the Rio Olympics warns of the Zika virus, the political and economic insecurities and the gang culture endemic to the city’s favelas. This op-ed, however, will focus on a largely ignored topic that poses an imminent and increasing risk to the world’s natural heritage: Wildlife trafficking. The protection of wildlife, […]

Read More 1 Comment

Brexit: The bigger environmental picture

Brexit: The bigger environmental picture
Tine Stausholm

Tine Stausholm

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tine has a BSc in biology and a MSc in biogeography, both obtained in her native Denmark. She has been working with science communication and public engagement since her graduation. Alongside this she has been doing research and surveying of land use and cover in the EU for Eurostat. Her international experience includes working as a education mentor on a rhino relocation project in Zambia and a stint as a research diver in Mexico. She currently lives in London where she works as a freelance writer and editor of research funding opportunities.
Tine Stausholm
Share

Environmental organisations in the UK have been unanimous in their support for a vote to stay in the upcoming Brexit referendum. They believe that the best protection of biodiversity and the environment on the British Isles comes courtesy of EU. The question is whether they lack vision and are being too focused on their own […]

Read More 0 Comments

GMOs and Organic Farming: Can they be friends?

GMOs and Organic Farming: Can they be friends?
Ays Sirakaya

Ays Sirakaya

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Ays is currently working towards her PhD at Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of European Public and International Law. Her PhD topic concerns the legal protection of urban biodiversity. Ays also works as a consultant on biosafety regulations and WTO at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
Ays Sirakaya
Share

Two years ago, on 24 March 2014, the European Commission adopted the legislative proposal for a new Regulation on organic production which will come into effect in 2017. The proposal prohibits organic producers from using genetically modified seeds for production. This seems about logical at first sight, as organic production is often believed to be […]

Read More 1 Comment

Urban Agriculture: Not Just for Hipsters

Urban Agriculture: Not Just for Hipsters
Ays Sirakaya

Ays Sirakaya

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Ays is currently working towards her PhD at Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of European Public and International Law. Her PhD topic concerns the legal protection of urban biodiversity. Ays also works as a consultant on biosafety regulations and WTO at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
Ays Sirakaya
Share

Author: Ays Sirakaya We are becoming more and more aware of our food’s journey. We want to know where the food comes from, how it is produced, where it goes, how long it travels for, who it meets on the way and how it treats mother nature. Although we may sound like control-freaks, it is […]

Read More 0 Comments

Are all biofuels evil?

Are all biofuels evil?
Ays Sirakaya

Ays Sirakaya

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Ays is currently working towards her PhD at Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of European Public and International Law. Her PhD topic concerns the legal protection of urban biodiversity. Ays also works as a consultant on biosafety regulations and WTO at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
Ays Sirakaya
Share

Author: Ays Sirakaya The biofuel critics’ main reasoning is that the food crop based biofuels would result in the increase of food prices, environmental damage and, most importantly, indirect land use change (ILUC). ILUC is criticised for turning forests into agricultural lands in order to grow crops for biofuels production, resulting in increased carbon dioxide […]

Read More 0 Comments