This Brief focusses on the lighting design adaptations and mitigation measures tailored for sensitive habitats and taxa. It also highlights ongoing efforts by local governments and communities to address Artificial Light at Night pollution (ALAN).
FUTURE BRIEF: Nanoplastics: state of knowledge and environmental and human health impacts – Issue 27
This Future Brief presents the current science on nanoplastics: their detection, assessment and monitoring; their impacts in the environment, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate; and their potential impacts on human health.
This brief looks at environmental factors that potentially contribute to the emergence of disease and the effects of COVID-19, and environmental impacts that have arisen from COVID-19.
FUTURE BRIEF: European Forests for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation – Issue 25
Forests are under pressure by inadequate management practices and climate changes. This research is based on the latest scientific evidence to show how biodiversity, the bioeconomy and climate change mitigation are underpinned by Europe's forests.
The research collated in this brief confirms that Nature-based Solutions (NbS) deliver simultaneously multiple benefits and shows the wide-ranging beneficial impacts of scaling up their implementation across Europe.
Pollinators brief: Importance for nature and human well-being, drivers of decline and the need for monitoring.
This Future Brief presents an overview of research into the benefits of pollinators for food production and security, their role in nature, the drivers of change in pollinator populations and the importance of monitoring for pollinator protection.
This Future Brief presents some of the latest evidence on key barriers and drivers of eco-innovation in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).
This research explores how to assign economic value to the health impacts of environmental pollution.
This report explores aspects of battery design and manufacturing which may be considered to develop batteries that are high-performing and have minimal environmental impact.
The research in this brief looks at the need for new approaches to reduce noise pollution exposure.