As a country of great riches in natural resources and rapid economic growth Myanmar faces numerous environmental challenges. SYKE with partners studied how Myanmar´s environmental governance should be strengthened. The study, with a roadmap for actions, was published in February. Mikael Hildén and Kirsi Mäkinen are optimistic about the possibilities to strengthen sustainability, but this will require practical work rather than grand strategies. Read more
Policy brief on climate change adaptation
The EU research project BASE has produced ten recommendations for improving the practical implementation of the three overarching objectives of the EU Adaptation Strategy. The overall message of the recommendations is that we need a change in adaptation practice, supported by coherent and integrated policies to take preparedness for current and future climate impacts to the next level. Read more
IPCC group for data and scenario support meets at SYKE
A task group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) holds its 24th meeting at SYKE on July 2016.