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Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas .

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DATA INSIGHTS


Natural Capital Dependency

Informs the country’s reliance on ecosystem goods and services which in turn are influenced by climate change.

The ecosystem provides a wide range of goods and services including recreation, educational opportunities, fisheries, freshwater supply, and climate regulation. These ecosystem goods and services are generated by natural capital, which refers to the stocks of natural resources (i.e. water, air, plants, biodiversity and minerals). Natural Capital Dependency indicator informs the country’s reliance on ecosystem goods and services, which in turn are, sensitive to climate change.


Fossil fuels and mineral resources are not included in natural capital. The benefits provided by natural capital not only include essential goods for human development such as food or freshwater, but also ecosystem services such as the regulation of water quality and conservation of nature. Thus, natural capital is an important parameter for countries to implement strategic ecosystem management plans and policies that promote sustainable economic growth. (UNEP FI, 2018)


Each dot in the plot represents a country and its Natural Capital Dependency score (Y-axis) on a scale from 0-1, 0 being non-dependent and 1 being strongly dependent on natural capital. At a subregional level, Africa, Asia and Latin America are highly dependent on natural capital whereas Europe, North American and Caribbean countries have a very low dependence on natural capital (with an average score of below 0.1), mainly because they have transitioned to a service economy, much less dependent on nature than on intellectual and academic output. 

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Natural Capital Dependency

Informs the country’s reliance on ecosystem goods and services which in turn are influenced by climate change.

Natural Capital Dependency

The ecosystem provides a wide range of goods and services including recreation, educational opportunities, fisheries, freshwater supply, and climate regulation. These ecosystem goods and services are generated by natural capital, which refers to the stocks of natural resources (i.e. water, air, plants, biodiversity and minerals). Natural Capital Dependency indicator informs the country’s reliance on ecosystem goods and services, which in turn are, sensitive to climate change.


Fossil fuels and mineral resources are not included in natural capital. The benefits provided by natural capital not only include essential goods for human development such as food or freshwater, but also ecosystem services such as the regulation of water quality and conservation of nature. Thus, natural capital is an important parameter for countries to implement strategic ecosystem management plans and policies that promote sustainable economic growth. (UNEP FI, 2018)


Each dot in the plot represents a country and its Natural Capital Dependency score (Y-axis) on a scale from 0-1, 0 being non-dependent and 1 being strongly dependent on natural capital. At a subregional level, Africa, Asia and Latin America are highly dependent on natural capital whereas Europe, North American and Caribbean countries have a very low dependence on natural capital (with an average score of below 0.1), mainly because they have transitioned to a service economy, much less dependent on nature than on intellectual and academic output. 

Pesticide Usage in Agriculture

COUNTRY'S USAGE OF PESTICIDE

Pesticides are widely used across the world to kill pests, which are harmful to crops. The use of pesticides together with the adoption of technologies has increased agricultural production and led to a significant growth in the agriculture sector. The potential hazards of pesticides include soil pollution, water contamination, human health risks and disruption of ecosystem balance.


The recent data shows that insecticides may have contaminated surface waters in over 40% of the global land area. Due to poor systems to evaluate the risks of pesticides, workers and consumers, particularly in developing countries, have high exposure to toxic pesticides. (World Bank, 2015) Thus, it is important for pesticide users to raise their awareness of potential benefits and risks associated with the use of pesticides in agriculture.


The Pesticides Use indicator informs the average amount of pesticide use in kg per hectare (1 hectare ~ two football fields) in the agriculture sector for crops and seeds in each country. Each bar in the plot represents a country and its average amount of pesticide use per hectare, based on 2013 data. The Maldives uses by far the highest amount of pesticides per hectare (34.2 kg/ha)  Organic agriculture plays a key role to achieve several SDG goals by eliminating pesticides thereby, reducing soil and water pollution; ensuring the well-being of farmers by reducing exposure to pesticides; sustaining ecosystem to meet both human and environmental needs.

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Pesticide Usage in Agriculture

COUNTRY'S USAGE OF PESTICIDE

Natural Capital Dependency

Pesticides are widely used across the world to kill pests, which are harmful to crops. The use of pesticides together with the adoption of technologies has increased agricultural production and led to a significant growth in the agriculture sector. The potential hazards of pesticides include soil pollution, water contamination, human health risks and disruption of ecosystem balance.


The recent data shows that insecticides may have contaminated surface waters in over 40% of the global land area. Due to poor systems to evaluate the risks of pesticides, workers and consumers, particularly in developing countries, have high exposure to toxic pesticides. (World Bank, 2015) Thus, it is important for pesticide users to raise their awareness of potential benefits and risks associated with the use of pesticides in agriculture.


The Pesticides Use indicator informs the average amount of pesticide use in kg per hectare (1 hectare ~ two football fields) in the agriculture sector for crops and seeds in each country. Each bar in the plot represents a country and its average amount of pesticide use per hectare, based on 2013 data. The Maldives uses by far the highest amount of pesticides per hectare (34.2 kg/ha)  Organic agriculture plays a key role to achieve several SDG goals by eliminating pesticides thereby, reducing soil and water pollution; ensuring the well-being of farmers by reducing exposure to pesticides; sustaining ecosystem to meet both human and environmental needs.

COUNTRY HOTSPOTS

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