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Graduate Pursuit: An Area of Conflict: The Effects of Agricultural Subsidization on Conservation Goals Worldwide

 

An Area of Conflict: The Effects of Agricultural Subsidization on Conservation Goals Worldwide

This project is the result of a partnership between the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) (Germany), the University of Leeds (UoL) (UK), and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) (USA); the project brings together highly qualified PhD students interested in an international collaborative synthesis research exper

Pursuit: Socio-Environmental Impacts of Large Hydropower Dams across the Global South

 

Socio-Environmental Impacts of Large Hydropower Dams across the Global South

More than 3,700 dams are planned or under construction across the Global South, with projects in the Mekong and the Amazon the most numerous at present. Hydropower is the leading source of renewable energy across the world, accounting for up to 71% of this supply as of 2016.

Pursuit: Can Enhancing Diversity Help Scale Up Agriculture's Benefits to People and the Environment?

 

Can Enhancing Diversity Help Scale Up Agriculture's Benefits to People and the Environment?

Diversity matters. Diversity in colour, gender, culture, and ideas is what make our world interesting and beautiful. In recent years, diversity in our agricultural systems has been rapidly changing. Two existing SESYNC projects aim to understand the political drivers of this change and its impacts on human nutrition.

Pursuit: Energy-Water Nexus Analysis of Solar Energy Industry

 

"Energy-Water Nexus Analysis of Solar Energy Industry"

Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is becoming more affordable, accessible, and prevalent in the United States (US) than ever before. While the PV boom continues, it is now critical to plan for the end-of-life (EoL) of current and future PV modules. With an opportunity to recover $2 billion worth of materials, it will be important to understand the environmental and societal impacts of different EoL managements for the PV industry.

Pursuit: Legal Design Principles of Government-Supported Adaptation: Designing Effective Decentralization Programs in Cities and Vital Water Social-Ecological Systems

 

Legal Design Principles of Government-Supported Adaptation: Designing Effective Decentralization Programs in Cities and Vital Water Social-Ecological Systems

This Pursuit convenes a team of legal scholars, social and environmental scientists, government officials, and NGOs to examine when, why, and how government-supported adaptation succeeds or fails.

Pursuit: Home Urban Agriculture Socio-Environmental Synthesis: An Integration of the Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods Approaches to Evaluate the Multifaceted Role of Urban Agriculture in Contemporary Latin America

 

Urban Agriculture Socio-Environmental Synthesis: An Integration of the Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods Approaches to Evaluate the Multifaceted Role of Urban Agriculture in Contemporary Latin America

Urban agriculture (UA) demonstrates a renewed potential to alleviate poverty, food insecurity, and enhance urban communities economies and ecosystems.

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