Biodiversity data: development banks as part of the solution
Opinion

Biodiversity data: development banks as part of the solution

With wider sharing of the vast amounts of raw biodiversity data collected from the studies and projects they finance, development banks could facilitate the implementation of ecological transitions. Last part of this series focusing on the links between data sharing and biodiversity.
Julien Calas, Eric Chenin, Cédric Elleboode
Biodiversity: better data sharing for effective ecological transitions
Opinion

Biodiversity: better data sharing for effective ecological transitions

An increasing amount of biodiversity data has become available worldwide. Yet, we clearly lack data on groups of little-known organisms in the intertropical zone, which is richest in biodiversity.
Julien Calas, Eric Chenin, Andrew Rodrigues
Biodiversity: Advocating for rewilding
Interview

Biodiversity: Advocating for rewilding

According to natural scientists, Gilbert Cochet and Béatrice Kremer-Cochet, rewilding land helps restore biodiversity, and thus offers better protection for humankind.
Gilbert Cochet, Béatrice Kremer-Cochet
Global food security, a peace issue
Press Review

Global food security, a peace issue

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the United Nations World Food Program reminds us that global food security is a prerequisite to peace. As world poverty is on the rise following COVID-19 induced economic fallout, governments are being asked to commit more funding and efforts to addressing its...
ID4D editorial staff
Ending overfishing, an inaccessible goal?
Analysis

Ending overfishing, an inaccessible goal?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provided for subsidies contributing to overfishing to end by 2020. Where are we now, with negotiations on overfishing resuming at the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Flora Trouilloud
Developing early warning systems to reduce the risk of disaster in the Global South
Opinion

Developing early warning systems to reduce the risk of disaster in the Global South

Increasingly reliable new tools such as early warning systems make it possible to anticipate climate-related disasters more effectively and prepare for them, provided that the least developed countries can benefit from them.
Philippe Roudier, Denyse S. Dookie, Guillaume Bouveyron
Nigeria: A start-up company aims to build the largest African genetic database in the world
Shared Innovation

Nigeria: A start-up company aims to build the largest African genetic database in the world

To promote more inclusive research and gain a better understanding of the specific genetics of Africans, the Nigerian start-up company, 54gene, is aiming to build the largest ever Africa-wide DNA database.
Gabriel Siméon
Zoonoses: placing animal health at the heart of development
Development news

Zoonoses: placing animal health at the heart of development

COVID-19, Ebola, Malaria… Even as human activities are destroying biodiversity and increasing global temperatures, zoonoses are posing an increasing threat to humans. How does animal health affect us? Is it the poor cousin of development?
ID4D editorial staff
Today’s international relations are primarily social
Opinion

Today’s international relations are primarily social

International relations are no longer limited to government levers that rely on force and cunning. They now rely primarily on social dynamics, marking the devaluation of politics.
Bertrand Badie
Global development after COVID-19: let’s get back on that horse
Press Review

Global development after COVID-19: let’s get back on that horse

The COVID-19 pandemic shakes systems around the world to their very core. It exacerbates inequality so, progress seems to have altogether stopped. As the future of coming generations is in danger and wildlife disappears, all is not lost: with a gender-inclusive set of actions and sufficient...
ID4D editorial staff
Mental health: Free psychological support in Nigeria in response to COVID-19
Shared Innovation

Mental health: Free psychological support in Nigeria in response to COVID-19

To address the surge in mental health issues in Nigeria, an organization of psychologists is offering psychological support through free online consultations. An effective way to circumvent the country’s social and legal code of silence.
Elena Scappaticci
Fire Records in the Amazon, Siberia and California: Why so Many Wildfires?
Analysis

Fire Records in the Amazon, Siberia and California: Why so Many Wildfires?

The toll inflicted by massive fires in the Amazon, California and Siberia is getting worse every year and, in the summer of 2020, the records in every area have been bleak. With the release of CO2, the thawing of permafrost, and the destruction of forests, the consequences of these fires are...
Flora Trouilloud
Agriculture: protecting biodiversity for tomorrow’s food
Opinion

Agriculture: protecting biodiversity for tomorrow’s food

Agriculture has been one of the main causes of the decline in biodiversity. Yet it is essential to guarantee the productive potential of future farmlands. According to agricultural economist Jacques Loyat, the common agricultural policy (CAP) must be used as a means of restoring and protecting...
Jacques Loyat
Strengthening mental health systems is crucial for emergency responses
Opinion

Strengthening mental health systems is crucial for emergency responses

Strong and resilient health systems are crucial for properly responding to health emergencies. For Dr. Rabih El Chammay, investing in strengthening mental health systems proved to be key for Lebanon’s mental health response to COVID-19.
Rabih El Chammay
Making our relationship with animals central to ecological transition
Interview

Making our relationship with animals central to ecological transition

For philosopher Corine Pelluchon, who recently published ‘Réparons le monde’ (Rivages), ecological transition must put “planetary limits, our relationship with animals, health and reducing inequalities” at the heart of government policy.
Corine Pelluchon
In Zambia, the Health Crisis Plunges the Country into Recession
Opinion

In Zambia, the Health Crisis Plunges the Country into Recession

Zambia’s growing economic difficulties are restricting the government’s ability to achieve its long-term development goals. In turn, these difficulties are plunging this country, located in the north of southern Africa, into recession. Economist Meghann Puloch analyzes the situation.
Meghann Puloc’h
The COVID-19 crisis puts women’s reproductive health under threat
Opinion

The COVID-19 crisis puts women’s reproductive health under threat

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to destabilize whole countries, NGOs are particularly concerned about its impact on the reproductive health of women, especially their right to abortion and access to contraception.
Emmanuelle Josse
The COVID-19 pandemic, a stepping stone to change?
Press Review

The COVID-19 pandemic, a stepping stone to change?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a sanitary, political and social crisis. But could it also usher in an era of radical change? As the crisis sheds light on social inequality, it also challenges global systems and may lead to renewed policies.
ID4D editorial staff
Frédéric Keck:
Interview

Frédéric Keck: "A memory of epidemics to imagine future crises"

How can we respond to the resurgence of new epidemics of animal origin? Anthropologist Frédéric Keck (CNRS) thinks that developing worst-case scenarios will help us better anticipate health crises.
Frédéric Keck
Personal Protection Measures:<br>the ultimate shield against Covid-19?
Opinion

Personal Protection Measures:
the ultimate shield against Covid-19?

According to François Grünewald and Jean-Luc Poncelet (URD), we should draw inspiration from the protection measures implemented in Africa and Asia during previous health crises. Until a vaccine is ready, personal prevention measures remain needed more than ever.
François Grünewald , Jean-Luc Poncelet
COVID-19: inequalities are widening everywhere
Opinion

COVID-19: inequalities are widening everywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned into a global human and health crisis, but also a socioeconomic one. Anda David, Hélène Djoufelkit and Salomé Mançon, from the Research Department of the Agence Française de Développement, give a point-by-point account of the recent impending inequalities.
Anda David, Hélène Djoufelkit, Salomé Mançon
Climate change and finance: an exit strategy for fossil fuels
Opinion

Climate change and finance: an exit strategy for fossil fuels

If our political decision-makers really want to make the transformation to a more climate-aware world, the time has come to blacklist companies that do not comply with the Paris Agreement, rather than offering them incentives, argues Alexandre Poidatz (Oxfam).
Alexandre Poidatz
After Covid-19: developing a financial safety net in line with the Paris Agreement
Opinion

After Covid-19: developing a financial safety net in line with the Paris Agreement

In this last part of this series focusing on the links between Covid-19 and the environment, Economist Étienne Espagne explains how the pandemic has highlighted existing weaknesses in the global monetary and financial system. How can the global financial safety net be redefined post-Covid-19 to...
Étienne Espagne
A Unique Opportunity for Low-carbon Development in Africa
Opinion

A Unique Opportunity for Low-carbon Development in Africa

How will Africa manage to meet the expanding energy needs of its fast-growing, young, and increasingly urban population? The answer will be crucial for its economic and energy future – and for the world.
Arnaud Rouget

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