In December 2019 a new type of coronavirus arised in China. Its expansion around the world forced millions of people to be confined into their homes in the next months. How can we cope in this situation? How can we make it more bearable? How can we keep ourselves entertained? We bring you a list of some of the key lessons that confinement has taught us, in the hope that this global lockdown will never happen again.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) asserts that urban vegetable gardens can be much more ecological and efficient than traditional ones, producing as much as 20 kg of food per year per square metre. We explain to you what this domestic horticulture involves and how to set up a vegetable garden at home.
In 2009, in the midst of an economic recession, the United Nations already pointed the way by launching a report entitled Rethinking the Economic Recovery: A Global Green New Deal. Its call went unnoticed, but today, with numerous indicators focusing on the impact of climate change on the planet, this concept is becoming topical once again with the objective of paving the way for sustainable growth. The European Union (EU) has now announced the European Green Deal.
Historically, the world has been dominated by men, and in this context things were not easy for women. Nevertheless, some women confronted the stereotypes and broke barriers, shining in their respective fields and, most importantly, leading the way for others. Here are some of them.
The overexploitation of the seas and oceans is leaving them without fish. This is confirmed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in one of its latest reports, which calls for a sustainable fishing model to ensure the survival of species and fishing activity.
Education is an essential factor in the ever more urgent global fight against climate change. Knowledge regarding this phenomenon helps young people to understand and tackle the consequences of global warming, encourages them to change their behaviour and helps them to adapt to what is already a global emergency.