22 results

22 results

Duckweed and buttercup, France. Photograph from the book "Une Autre Terre" - illustrated glossary of a nature to be protected - published by IRD, 2015.

02/07/20

Sustainability science: a priority of IRD governance

Valérie Verdier, President and CEO of IRD, presented the changes in its governance to the Board of Directors on June 26, 2020. She reaffirmed the priority of Science, as part of an equitable partnership with the South and French Overseas Territories, and the increasingly important role of...

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

07/05/20

Analysis of 65 years of work on the relationships between forests, deforestation and infectious disease emergence

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of certain previously little-studied scientific areas such as the relationships between ecosystems, their biodiversity and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Humans are making increasing use of their environment and so they are...

Fresque murale de sensibilisation aux gestes barrières contre le Covid-19, devant l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop à Dakar.

22/04/20

ARIACOV: action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic

An action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic (ARIACOV) has just been funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) as part of the "Covid-19 - Health in Common" initiative. This two-year project aims to support the authorities of Benin, Cameroon...

Senneurs industriels péruviens en pleine activité de pêche à l'anchois.

22/04/20

Assessing El Niño’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world

New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern.

nourrissage de poissons en cages flottantes, dans le lac de Cirata (Indonésie, 2006)

20/04/20

Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. In relation to this phenomenon, a team of researchers from IRD and CIRAD have raised the alarm regarding the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in aquaculture, which is affecting fish production and...

Morphologie ultrastructurale du coronavirus.

03/04/20

A COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee at IRD

IRD has created a COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee. Composed of 8 members, who are researchers from the Institute and partners from the South, it is led by the Director of the "Societies and Globalization" Department and the Director of the "Health and Societies"...

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02/03/20

Corinne Brunon-Meunier is the new Deputy Executive Director of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France)

Valérie Verdier, IRD Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, has appointed Corinne Brunon-Meunier as IRD’s Deputy Executive Director.

Forêt tropicale primaire, Sewiki (Indonésie)

12/02/20

Valérie Verdier is IRDs new Chairman of the Board and CEO

Valérie Verdier has just been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France), by the Council of Ministers meeting on12th February 2020. The appointment is in response to the nomination by Frédérique Vidal...

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta as seen from the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat satellite.

06/01/20

A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta

For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 to 140 cm by 2100. The work, published in PNAS on 6 January 2020 by...

Animation showing the effect of swell recorded along the first eight kilometres of optical fibre.

18/12/19

Submarine cables: billions of potential seismic sensors!

Scientists have for the first time shown that it is possible to detect the propagation of seismic waves on the seafloor using submarine telecommunications cables. According to their observations, this existing infrastructure could be used to detect earthquakes, as well as swell and underwater noise...

 Mountains of the eastern arch of Tanzania. The flora of this region is threatened with extinction.

20/11/19

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.

07/08/19

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...

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...

fourmis

26/04/19

Biodiversity: Paris hosts the plenary session of the IPBES

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is meeting at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris between 29 April and 4 May. The objective is to finalise the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Drug-resistant, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

22/03/19

PLOS Special Collection Launch: Shaping Novel TB Treatments

To commemorate World TB Day, a Special Collection has been released by PLOS Medicine containing a series of articles that articulate the essential new steps in clinical research that will pave the way for the development of tomorrow’s optimal treatment for all forms of tuberculosis. This Special...

Mangroves at Europa

15/03/19

IRD, CIRAD and UNEP sign a cooperation framework agreement

IRD, CIRAD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have just signed a framework agreement for scientific cooperation during the One Planet Summit held in Nairobi (Kenya) on 14 March 2019. This multidisciplinary agreement concerns the major challenges of the global environment and...