World Environment Day

For World Environment Day on 5th June, here is a collection of Nature Ecology & Evolution articles that look at environmental policies around the world.

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Tax havens and global environmental degradation

A global perspective is needed to protect environmental defenders

Global mismatch of policy and research on drivers of biodiversity loss

Bold nature retention targets are essential for the global environment agenda

Intergenerational equity can help to prevent climate change and extinction

Bolster legal boundaries to stay within planetary boundaries

Making sure the blue economy is green

Ending fishery overexploitation by expanding from local successes to globalized solutions


Trophy hunting certification


Biodiversity conservation should be a core value of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Better restoration policies are needed to conserve mangrove ecosystems

Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing


The systematic dismantling of Brazilian environmental laws risks losses on all fronts

Conservation provides multiple wins for Brazil

A pivotal year for Bolivian conservation policy

Greening peace in Colombia


Commercial tourism in Tasmania’s wilderness threatens the attraction it exploits


Towards a greener Common Agricultural Policy

Revised European Union renewable-energy policies erode nature protection

Slow transposition of European environmental policies

An inside view on pesticide policy

Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.