Blogs

Ecosystem services uncorked: how do vineyards fit in to Nature’s scheme?

Klara Winkler
Monday, 24th April 2017
Ecosystem services uncorked: how do vineyards fit in to Nature’s scheme?

It is no surprise that the natural environment plays a big part in the vocabulary of wine enthusiasts, where “grassy”, “earthy”, and “vegetal” invoke perceptions of vineyards embedded within nature. Although vineyards have been part of Europe’s landscape for centuries, it is poorly known how cultivated vineyards interact with and contribute to the broader environment – its ecosystem and the contributions to humans’ well-being.


Ecosystem services and climate change: Time to get it together on mitigation and adaptation

Bruno Locatelli
Monday, 24th April 2017
Ecosystem services and climate change: Time to get it together on mitigation and adaptation

A dialogue between Bruno Locatelli (CIRAD-CIFOR, OPERAs partner) and Yoly Gutierrez (CIFOR)

We can avoid climate change via mitigation, or cope with it via adaptation. Mitigation aims at reducing emissions sources or enhancing sinks, whereas adaptation aims at adjusting natural or human systems to moderate harm.




The Sussex wine industry’s opportunity to become UK climate change pioneers

Ellen Redford
Tuesday, 7th February 2017
The Sussex wine industry’s opportunity to become UK climate change pioneers

There is opportunity for the emerging wine industry of Sussex to influence the very climate it relies on by increasing its use of climate-friendly production practices. To do so, the Sussex wine industry can learn from global climate-friendly wine pioneers who can share best practices and their benefits.


Final Userboard meeting

Archie Crofton
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Final Userboard meeting

This November we had our very last userboard workshop in Palma, Mallorca. Userboard members examined the


Surf, seagrass, and sustainable sands

Kim Nicholas
Thursday, 8th December 2016
Surf, seagrass, and sustainable sands

 

By Kim Nicholas

 

The island of Mallorca sits 240km off the coast of Spain, a scenic eight-hour boat cruise from Barcelona, in the middle of the sparkling Mediterranean. Each year more than eight million tourists flock here, outnumbering the local residents more than ten to one, to enjoy the clean water and sandy beaches.

 





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