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Natural Sciences of the Environment
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Natural Sciences of the Environment

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Growth in global greenhouse gas emissions resumed in 2017 In 2017, the warmest year on record of years without the occurrence of El Niño, and a year with normal global economic growth, the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions resumed at a rate of 1.3% per year, reaching 50.9 gigatonnes in CO2 equivalent. This was mainly due to emissions of CO2 and methane (CH4), which increased by 1.2%, after two years of almost no growth. With a share of about 73% for CO2 and 18% for methane, these emissions form the lion’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday 5 December 2018
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles New research published in Scientific Reports has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. A range of experiments were conducted between 2012-2017 in St Eustatius Marine Park in the Dutch Caribbean by Swansea University and Wageningen University & Research in association with St Eustatius National Parks, Groningen University and Deakin University in Australia.
Wednesday 5 December 2018





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PhD graduations

Belinda McFadgen Opening the black box of policy experimentation: How the governance of policy experiments affects learning outcomes for climate adaptation
VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Spatial Analysis and Decision Support
Graduation date: 17 December 2018

SENSE vacancies

Postdoc vacancy on climate neutrality, adaptation & resilience in the urban environment Urban resilience and water-energy-climate are focus areas of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Twente (Netherlands). To strengthen research in this field, we have a vacancy for a postdoc with an initial two-years appointment. In this position, you will develop research that takes an integrative approach to urban water and energy challenges. The aim will be to combine ideas of climate neutrality, adaptation, resilience and the "sponge city" concept. We search an ambitious researcher with a PhD in (civil) engineering, natural sciences or environmental sciences. Application deadline: 15 January 2019.