Promoted as a 21st century version of the ancient Silk Roads, China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is a multi-billion-dollar project that will link China with countries in Southeast and Central Asia, East Africa, Europe and beyond, building a network that will include almost two thirds of the world’s population.
New paper out today in @naturesustainab on the expansion of Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of the #BeltandRoad Initiative and how it could affect #WildlifeTrade, from Amy Hinsley, EJ Milner-Gulland, Rosie Cooney
In 2017, the American Psychological Association published a report describing the mental health impacts of climate change. In this report, they used the term ‘eco-anxiety’ to describe “a chronic fear of environmental doom.” During the recent climate protests that have taken place around the world, the scale of environmental degradation has been thrust into public awareness.
Nominated by E.J. Milner-Gulland, Melissa is the first WCN scholarship recipient from Ecuador. With WCN’s support, she is completing her PhD at the University of Oxford, where her research seeks to fill the knowledge gap surrounding jaguar poaching and the illegal wildlife trade taking place in Latin America. Currently, there is limited knowledge of these illegal activities and their impacts…
ICCS is a key partner of the UKRI GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment TRADE Hub, led by UNEP-WCMC, and funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund. It is the first research hub of its kind, bringing together over 50 organisations from 15 different countries to help make trade sustainable for people and the planet.