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 Mountains of the eastern arch of Tanzania. The flora of this region is threatened with extinction.
Almost a Third of Tropical Africa’s Flora Faces Extinction
31.7% of tropical Africa’s vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study coordinated by an IRD researcher, published in the journal Science Advances on 20 November 2019. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used by the...
Inondations à Ouagadougou

20/09/19

Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment

Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...

 The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.

11/09/19

The first Global Sustainable Development Report given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Achieving human well-being for all of the Earth’s people – expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030 - is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental - and urgent - change in the relationship between people and nature, according to a new United Nations report by an independent...

Oliviers ensablés dans le sud-est tunisien.

02/09/19

Desertification: meet the IRD's researchers at COP14

The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is being held in New Delhi (India) from 2 to 13 September with the theme "Restore Land, Sustain Future". The IRD's researchers and their partners are organising and participating in several events alongside...

L'eau souterraine joue un rôle central dans l’alimentation durable en eau des populations d'Afrique subsaharienne.
Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa
Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is, to a certain extent, resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study co-led by IRD with University College London and Cardiff University. The research published on August 7, 2019...
Recherches sur le sida et hépatites virales, Cameroun.

24/07/19

Dolutegravir:a good alternative treatment of HIV infection in low-income countries

The NASMAL study is the first of its kind to compare in real-life conditions two treatments of HIV infection, one dolutegravir-based and the other based on efavirenz 400 mg. Until now, there has been no direct comparison of the action of these two drugs in countries with limited resources....

Mangrove de Nouvelle-Calédonie

07/06/19

2018 activity report

The IRD presents its 2018 activity report. Fully digital, it is available in French, English and Spanish.

Vie quotidienne à Conakry

22/05/19

Promoting sustainable urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa

The next UN-Habitat General Assembly will take place in Nairobi from 27 to 30 May 2019. It will be a chance for IRD researchers to mobilise around a round table devoted to land markets in peri-urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

Plage de Kuta polluée, à Bali (Indonésie).

06/05/19

1,000,000 species threatened with extinction : Ipbes's alarmant report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services...

Bandeau vierge

02/05/19

Jeunes équipes associées à l'IRD (JEAI) Program 2019

The “Jeunes Equipes Associées à l’IRD” (JEAI) Program is one of the main scientific cooperation schemes of the IRD with Developing Countries. Its capacity-building component is a fundamental dimension, making it particularly performant in contexts where Higher Education and Research are often under...