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Substitution of harmful chemicals home

What are the challenges that are posed by this substitution process ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2016 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):" Synthesis Report from the OECD Workshop on Alternatives Assessment and Substitution of Harmful Chemicals 

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Climate Change (2013) home

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change, which puts a focus on the elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):" Climate Change 2013: Technical Summary

Latest EU Summary

Synthetic Biology home

SynBio uses faster and easier methods for producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). What could be the potential risks of synthetic biology? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2015 by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER):" Opinion on Synthetic Biology I - Definition

Glyphosate and cancer home

What explains such a difference in the classification of glyphosate between the evaluations conducted by IARC and EFSA? More...

This is a faithful synthesis and summary of several scientific consensus reports. For the full list of sources, refer to the references.

India Millennium Development Goals home

How did India fare in meeting the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP):" www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/India_and_the_MDGs_0.pdf

Effects of cannabis home

Are teens well informed about the risks associated with cannabis? What are those risks ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA):" The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

Sustainable oceans home

How can we ensure that the sustainable use of the services and resouces that the oceans offer ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by The World Ocean Review (WOR):" World Ocean Review – Sustainable Use of Our Oceans – Making Ideas Work

Wastewater management home

How can we better manage our wastewater in order to relieve some of the pressure on water resources? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2010 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):" SICK WATER? A central role of wastewater management in sustainable development – a Rapid Response Assessment

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