Environment and Sustainable Development

27July 2018

Iranian documantry filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani received his award from the Slovakia international environmental film festival known as “Eco Top” for “Once Hamoun”. He won the award three months ago in Bratislava, Slovakia but couldn’t present at the festival at that time. He recently received it through Iranian Ministry of Foreign Ministry. The film recently won […]

28May 2018

Introduction Drought is a complex phenomenon that is hard to define and different in different regions. Drought is not just a dry year, and there is a definition beyond that. Interestingly, drought is not at all a proper term for defining this situation, and the scientific and precise term is “dehydration”. The dehydration period is […]

16February 2018

Huraman, the cradle of Zoroastrianism is one of the most interesting mountainous regions of Iran. The chain crosses the province of Kurdistan and Kermanshah in western Iran. The inhabitants of Huraman speak Kurds Hurami, the language of the Kurdish group. Exceptional valleys, rivers and splendid landscapes with a staircase architecture on the hill are amongst […]

10January 2018

The First Meeting of the “Sustainable Fisheries Team of Specialists” taking place on 29-30 January at Room IX, Palais des Nations. Overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) are destructive fishing practices that have a negative impact on sustainable fisheries, livelihoods, and world fish stocks. In 2016, illicit fishing accounted for a staggering 25% […]

02December 2017

Faced with unprecedented sustainability challenges, environmental NGOs are key players shaping both popular understanding and policy responses to burning topics such as biodiversity loss, climate change and deforestation. Simultaneously, their role, contribution and perspectives are subject to intense debate by nation states, social movements and academics. As environmental challenges deepen, what are key challenges and […]

25November 2017

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Adam Dixon wins the Young Champion of the Earth prize for Europe for his horticultural innovation to tackle food insecurity and habitat loss. Canadian fashion designer Kaya Dorey wins Young Champion prize for North America. […]