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How to manage air pollution in a world under pressure?

One important strategy for identifying future challenges and action in air pollution management over the last 20 years has been the Saltsjöbaden Workshops. Held under the Chatham House Rule, over the years these have formed a “marketplace” for informal discussions between policymakers, scientists, experts and other stakeholders. The seventh workshop, held in Gothenburg from 13 to 15 March 2023, was no exception. The report from the Saltsjöbaden VII Workshop has been released and covers conclusions and recommendations from six main discussions. The overarching objective was to clarify if and how international science and policy cooperation can accelerate the transition to a world with less air pollution.


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Editorial: EU climate target still not adapted to climate reality

On 8 September, the UN once again issued a report showing how governments are failing to take adequate action to implement the promises they made in the Paris Agreement. The so-called Synthesis Report on the Technical Dialogue from the First Global Stocktake showed how governments are good at making ambitious collective commitments but fail to take the right action at home to turn these collective pledges into a reality.

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The importance and role of forests in Poland

A varity of forest types in Poland play an important role in the country's ecosystem and cultural heritage.

Poland is home to a variety of forest types, which cover an area of nearly 9.3 million hectares and account for 29.6% of the country’s total land area. These forests play an important role in the country’s ecosystem, economy and cultural heritage. The forests are dominated by coniferous species, which together cover 76.6% of the area. These include pine, larch, spruce and fir. Deciduous species appear on 23.4% of the area.

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