Policy https://scidev.net/global/governance/policy/ News on science and global development policy including climate, innovation, energy and health policy, governance, evidence and more. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:39:28 GMT en Environmental laws only look good on paper, UN says https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/environmental-laws-only-look-good-on-paper-un-says.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/environmental-laws-only-look-good-on-paper-un-says.html First global report calls for regular monitoring to boost implementation of existing laws. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:39:28 GMT Brazil’s government may push the Amazon to destruction https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-government-may-push-the-amazon-to-destruction.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-government-may-push-the-amazon-to-destruction.html Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environment agenda risks irreversible changes in the rainforest. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:59:07 GMT Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html “Somewhat rapid” acceleration underway for platform designed to give indigenous groups a voice. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:19 GMT Q&A: How to make agriculture a viable business https://scidev.net/global/farming/opinion/q-a-how-to-make-agriculture-a-viable-business.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/opinion/q-a-how-to-make-agriculture-a-viable-business.html Jennifer Blake on how the African Development Bank plans to help boost agriculture on the continent. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:23:33 GMT Report slams global failure to curb emissions https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html As world leaders meet in Poland, the Global Carbon Project shows that dangerous emissions are continuing unabated. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT UN conference sets agenda for biodiversity research https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html 196 countries agree to step up the study and preservation of wildlife around the globe. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:33:00 GMT Q&A: Privacy ‘not keeping pace’ with digital health https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html Tech moving faster than policies in digital health, says Patricia Mechael. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Big data in the balance https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html Every digital step we take leaves a trace. How to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html Children whose parents keep animals at home have worse health outcomes and are more likely to be stunted, a study has found. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:34 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT African swine fever ‘devastating’ if it spreads beyond China https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/african-swine-fever-devastating-if-it-spreads-beyond-china.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/african-swine-fever-devastating-if-it-spreads-beyond-china.html South-east Asian and global pig industries to be hit hard if virulent strain spreads beyond China, experts warn. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:21:07 GMT Oral polio drops linked to paralysis in India https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/oral-polio-drops-linked-to-paralysis-in-india-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/oral-polio-drops-linked-to-paralysis-in-india-1x.html Scientists find a high incidence of paralysis linked to the country’s successful oral polio vaccine drives. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:24:33 GMT Rotavirus vaccine cuts diarrhoeal deaths by a third https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/rotavirus-vaccine-cuts-diarrhoeal-deaths-by-a-third.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/rotavirus-vaccine-cuts-diarrhoeal-deaths-by-a-third.html Large study in rural Malawi adds to evidence of child mortality gains if more countries roll out the vaccine. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:03:40 GMT Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/renaissance-dam-water-conflict-will-pass-down-generations.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/renaissance-dam-water-conflict-will-pass-down-generations.html Unresolved issues spell trouble for the future of the Nile Valley, says Egyptian water expert Nader Noureddine. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:32:27 GMT Crisis in Venezuela threatens region’s measles-free status https://scidev.net/global/health/news/crisis-in-venezuela-threatens-region-s-measles-free-status.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/crisis-in-venezuela-threatens-region-s-measles-free-status.html The virus has spread to eleven countries in the Americas, fuelled by displacement and government failures. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:47:20 GMT Q&A: ‘I imagine diversity as the central axis’ in research https://scidev.net/global/governance/opinion/q-a-i-imagine-diversity-as-the-central-axis-in-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/opinion/q-a-i-imagine-diversity-as-the-central-axis-in-research.html A stronger gender perspective will improve both science and people’s lives, says Mexico’s Julia Tagüeña. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:19 GMT Blood transfusions a ‘hidden’ malaria risk https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/blood-transfusions-a-hidden-malaria-risk.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/blood-transfusions-a-hidden-malaria-risk.html High prevalence of the malaria parasites in blood for transfusions could be a setback in controlling the disease. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:00:50 GMT Benefits of paperless trade https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/benefits-of-paperless-trade.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/benefits-of-paperless-trade.html By adopting digital, paperless trade the Asia Pacific region can save US$673 billion annually, says UN report. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:10:09 GMT Study counts lives saved with push for 1.5°C climate target https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/lives-saved-with-climate-target.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/lives-saved-with-climate-target.html African and Asian cities to benefit most from lives saved in fast shift to renewables. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Are ‘native’ scientists not good enough? https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/are-native-scientists-not-good-enough-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/policy/policy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/are-native-scientists-not-good-enough-1x.html The Philippine government’s tendency to rely on foreign experts has riled up local scientists. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:31 GMT