24 Reports on action for emissions reduction and biodiversity restoration in Scotland by five Sector-led climate groups (arable, dairy, etc.) – summary and links to reports at the Scottish Government web site. [Ed: the Living Field will be summarising the recommendations of the reports later in the year.]
16 Global air pollution. UNEP and Swiss company IQAir show severity and extent of air pollution across the world: 2020 World Air Quality Report – region and city PM2.5 ranking. See also: 100 most polluted cities (mainly in China and India); and previously UNEP/IQAir Launch of global platform for air quality monitoring 10 Feb 2020. PM2.5 means particles up to 2.5 micro-meters in diameter. (Ed: many of the most polluted cites show an annual trend that rises during periods of agricultural stubble burn in the surrounding countryside.)
8 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Brazilian scientist, Ricardo Galvão given AAAS 2021 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award for defence of Amazon deforestation data (lost his job).