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GREEN AGRICULTURE FUTURE

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The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture gathers policy makers, stakeholders and international leaders in Brussels to

discuss agriculture and the environment. Sitting down with PEN on the fringes of the event, renowned economist and director of

The Earth Institute Professor Jeffrey D Sachs explained why agriculture lies at the heart of sustainable development

NUTRITION FOR EVERYONE

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Bournemouth University’s Dr Juliet Wiseman outlines the NuFEAST (Nutrition for Everyone, Available, Sustainable and Trusted) project,

a multidisciplinary initiative which links sustainable eating with nutritional wellbeing, a particularly important issue given some of the

health challenges facing Europe today, such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity

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The Natural Resources Institute Finland discusses novel protein sources for food security

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CAP LEADERSHIP

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Speaking at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Commissioner Phil Hogan outlined how sustainable agriculture is an essential ambition

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The Group of Sustainable Agroecosystems and the World Food Systems Center at ETH Zurich on the resilience of complex food systems

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A EUROPE-WIDE PROBLEM

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Urgent action is required at individual, national and EU levels if Europe is to save its soil after decades of overworking. The Soil

Association’s innovation director, Tom MacMillan, sets out the impact of soil degradation and the steps needed to improve soil

organic matter

FORESTS ON THE CATWALK

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Paola Deda, of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is fascinated by the relationship between the forest,

its products and the fashion world. Here, she explains how forests can contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry and

argues the case for making ‘green’ a synonym of beautiful and stylish

A CONSERVATION CONVERSATION

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The EUROPARC Federation’s Carol Ritchie tells PEN how the not-for-profit is working to give a voice to protected areas in Europe

SPECIAL FEATURE: HUMAN IMPACT

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BEYOND WASTE MANAGEMENT

The circular economy remains a core area of focus, as highlighted by the executive director of the European Environment Agency

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UNDERSTANDING RISK

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RASOR is breaking new ground in understanding risk. The CIMA Foundation’s Roberto Rudari and Athena Global’s Andrew Eddy explain

THE ‘GRAND CHALLENGE’

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LMU Munich’s Professor Dr Dieter Kranzlmüller details the obstacles to realising the advantages presented by environmental computing models

ECOLOGY

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A NETWORK OF LIFE

Following a recent estimate that Earth may be home to one trillion species, PEN profiles recent breakthroughs in ecological research

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The Functional Ecology Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel explores the community level interactions of Nature

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The Behavioural & Physiology Ecology Group assesses the effects of bygone environmental contamination on barnacle geese today

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ENVIRONMENT

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SUSTAINABILITY

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EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING

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The University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy looks at the role of science in crafting public policy

FUTURE STORAGE

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PEN explores the range of benefits of energy storage with EASE’s Patrick Clerens and the association’s eagerness for a common definition

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The ENERGY Institute describes its focus on the development of renewable and sustainable energy production, supply and management

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LI-ION LIVING

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As the market for Li-ion batteries expands, PEN studies the increasing demand for and an insight into the ‘ultimate battery’ breakthrough

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Graz University of Technology is developing a hybrid between a battery and a solar cell

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GIVING LIFE TO WASTE

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The H2ALRECYCLING team outlines its project and how the results are progressing towards a more sustainable energy future

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Audi AG details a new market model for renewable electricity which can be achieved by coupling energy sectors

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ENERGY (continued)

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