With eight teams left, who do you think will win the Euro 2020? ⚽️
Did you know that UEFA agreed to proactively use football’s global visibility to inform about and show that there are simple actions we can all take to prevent or minimise or the impact of air pollution?
UEFA's campaign "Cleaner Air, Better Game" is an official associate of the European Green Week, an annual event highlighting initiatives that contribute to the 2050 goal of the European Union’s Green Deal.
As the European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: Football is a business, yes, but it is also an inspiration to many. By linking football to values like a cleaner future we can inspire also young people who would perhaps not be reached by education and higher education, but are reached by football.
The EURO 2020 finals are set to be one of the most environmentally friendly finals ever. UEFA recognises it cannot go from 100 to zero overnight, but hopes to reach EURO 2024 in Germany equipped with a full package of best-practice actions for more sustainable football events.
One in eight deaths in Europe is linked to air pollution. Around 90 million people play football in Europe. Both very large numbers!
This is for you who are interested in sustainability research in a Baltic Sea region context. Several times per year, the BUP publishes a Research Notes Letter, which is a collection of abstracts on published papers. Often open access.
All issues can be found on our web page, balticuniv.uu.se/research
Our most recent issue has the following content:
☑️“Implementation challenges for seafarers’ social security protection: The case of the European Union”, by Carballo Piñeiro.
☑️“Ship first: Seafarers’ adjustment of records on work and rest hours”, by Baumler, Singh Bhatia, and Kitada.
☑️“Strategies for Sustainable and Circular Management of Phosphorus in the Baltic Sea Region: The Holistic Approach of the InPhos Project”, by Smol, Preisner, Bianchini, Rossi, Hermann, Schaaf , Kruopienė, Pamakštys, Klavins, Ozola-Davidane, Kalnina, Strade, Voronova, Pachel, Yang, Steenari, and Svanström.
☑️“Narrow pasts and futures: how frames of sustainability transformation limit societal change”, by Priebe, Mårald, and Nordin.
☑️“Building communities in times of crisis - Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of transition intermediaries in the energy sector”, by Busch, Hansen.
☑️“Stakeholder collaboration models for public transport procurement of electric bus systems OA”, by Borén and Grauers.
☑️“Impact of Nitrogen Fertigation on Watermelon Yield Grown on the Very Light Soil in Poland OA”, by Rolbiecki, Rolbiecki, Piszczek, Figas, Jagosz, Ptach, Prus, and Kazula.
☑️“The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”, by Vinuesa, Azizpour, Leite, Balaam, Dignum, Domisch, Felländer, Langhans, Tegmark and Fuso Nerini.
☑️“Assessment of local genetic structure and connectivity of the common eelgrass (Zostera marina) for seagrass restoration in northern Europe”, by Martínez-García, Hansson, and Hollander.
☑️“Current overview of the Role of “Water in Biomechanical and Related Systems””, by Gadomski.
☑️“Green Infrastructure Implementation Programmes at National Level: Case Study “National Project – Support of Biodiversity with Green Infrastructure Elements in Municipalities of Slovakia””, by Halajová, Halaj.
☑️“Isolation and Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Wine Production by MALDI-TOF MS Biotyper”, by Kačániová, Kunová, Sabo, Ivanišová, Žiarovská, Felšöciová, and Terentjeva.
☑️“Developing Sustainability Competences Through Pedagogical Approaches: Experiences from International Case Studies”, by Lozano, Barreiro-Gen.
☑️“Change in Temperature Conditions of Slovakia to the Reference Period 1961-2010 and their Expected Changes to Time Horizons Years 2035, 2050, 2075 and 2100 under the Conditions of Changing Climate”, by Čimo, Šinka, Novotná, Tárník, Aydin, Toková, Kišš, and Kotuš.
☑️“The ghost nets phenomena from the chemical perspective”, by Dąbrowska, Łopata, and Osial.
☑️“A framework for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in university programmes”, by Leal Filho, Frankenberger, Lange Salvia, Azeiteiro, Alves, Castro, Will, Platjeh, Orlovic Lovren, Brandli, Price, Doni, Mifsud, Veiga Ávilan.