After 20 years of negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American common market (Mercosur) becomes reality. It is an agreement comprising political, environmental and social cooperation in two areas totalling 773 million people and 122 billion euros of commerce in goods and services. Nonetheless, the agreement has been framed…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Climeworks was established in 2009 to develop the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. The research and development of the technology began at ETH Zurich in 2003. More information on the company is available on their website here. A few days after this interview was conducted, Climeworks, along with several partners, launched an integrated…

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, located in its southeastern part. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the population is 42,030,832 as of 1st June of 2019[i]. Average population density is 74.3 persons / km² with a total area of 603,549 sq. km. (233,100 sq. mi.), according to the constitutional structure…

Marc Anguera Gisbert is Membership Officer at JNC — Catalonia, where he previously served as Environmental Officer. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona and works as an environmental consultant for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) multinational professional services network. 1) How has sustainability opened up new opportunities for you personally? It has…

Each year, between the big Conferences of the Parties (COP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Bonn, Germany. Within the scope of the UNFCCC, experts and governments from all over the world come together to discuss recent developments in Climate Change (now also referred to as the Climate Crisis)…

Climate change has become one of the biggest challenges of this century, and as a global challenge, it requires global solutions. The threat of climate change is multidimensional and its impacts transcend national borders, thereby making it imperative on every country to play its role in advancing the course to combat climate change. Ghana a…

The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago located in the South Pacific, about 3000 km (2000 mi) east of Australia. Its closest neighbors are other archipelagos, such as Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the West, and Tonga and Samoa in the East. Fiji consists of 332 islands, of which about a third are inhabited. It…

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Mediterranean is one of the regions of the world most threatened by the impact of global warming. Projections forecast an increase…