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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...

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...

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.

Bandeau vierge

05/04/19

French agricultural research and CGIAR reinforce their scientific collaboration to the benefit of agriculture, food and climate change

The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI, Paris), hosted the signature event of a joint declaration to reinforce scientific collaboration by Cirad, INRA, IRD, Irstea, Agreenium and CGIAR on the 22nd of March 2019 at the meeting of high-level officials of the...

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...

IRD 75 ans bandeau

20/02/19

IRD celebrates its 75th anniversary

In 2019, IRD is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Unique both in terms of its missions and its response model, the Institute will highlight its rich variety of scientific partnerships with countries of the Global South and its latest work to support development through a range of events organised in...

07/02/19

Legal notice

conference-unesco-ocean-climat

08/10/18

Climate: IPCC experts issue another warning

On Monday 8 October, experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) published their findings, in a Special report, on the possible consequences of a global warming of 1.5°C and the measures required to limit the impact of climate change.

Récif corallien Ahé,Tuamotu, Polynésie Française.

05/06/18

The IRD celebrates the International Year of the Reef

2018 has been declared the third international year of the reef. IRD is rising to this occasion, and helping the public to discover partnered research on this essential theme, during events organised this year in mainland and overseas France. You can also discover all the resources available - films...

Mangrove de Nouvelle-Calédonie

31/12/00

Act for climate change adaptation and biodiversity

3rd philanthropic and scientific meeting Meet committed international scientists, discover innovative researchprojects