Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares.

Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification.

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A GIS-Based Approach for Mapping and Evaluating Coastal Land Loss

Abstract: In recent years, there has been an increase in interest in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to study soil erosion. Soil erosion is one of the greatest environmental challenges, making it imperative to study

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Optimization Model and Solution Algorithm for the Design of Connected and Compact Nature Reserves

Abstract: Ecosystem conservation is fundamental to guarantee the survival of endangered species and to preserve other ecological functions important for human systems (e.g., water). Planning land conservation increasingly requires a landscape approach to mitigate the

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Optimal land supply for BECCS considering biodiversity conservation

Abstract: Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) will play a major role in mitigation pathways toward the 1.5º and 2ºC scenarios. Estimated land requirements for BECCS are big, ranging from 200 Mha-1500 Mha, for

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Financing Manufacturer Decarbonization with Carbon Credits from Net-Zero Projects.

Abstract: As mitigating climate change becomes so urgent, there is an increasing number of companies and organizations that commit to reach net zero around the middle of the century. However, most of them haven’t derive

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Eliminating Barriers to Girls in Industrial & Systems Engineering

Abstract: Eliminating Barriers to Girls in Industrial & Systems Engineering UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 highlights gender equality as the key to transforming our world. Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science,

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Optimization of Biofuel Feedstock Considering Different Land Covered Scenarios and Environmental Impacts

The world’s demand for renewable energy is growing, resulting in an increased need to convert biomass to biofuel. While this demand has a positive impact on lowering fossil fuel consumption, bioenergy crop cultivation can have

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