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Lorenzo Vigevano
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Hello and welcome to the Community of Practice!
Our international community gathers environmental policymakers, experts, researchers, and representatives from all backgrounds, personal and academic. While it is our hope and certainty that everyone will be profoundly enriched by sharing perspectives and joining discussions, it is essential to follow a few rules of common sense while engaging with one another.

Here are our 10 essentials: 

  1. Engage in Respectful and Courteous Discussions: Encourage critical thinking and diverse viewpoints, but always maintain professionalism and considerate language, even in disagreements.


  1. Prioritize Evidence-Based Contributions: Enhance the quality of discussions by backing statements with reliable sources, data, and research. Provide citations for studies, reports, or data referenced to ensure credibility and facilitate further exploration.


  1. Embrace Diverse Viewpoints and a Solution-Oriented Approach: Foster open dialogue by valuing differing opinions that can lead to meaningful insights. Propose actionable ideas and strategies that contribute to effective environmental policies and initiatives.


  1. Utilize Questions and Engage in Active Reading: Enhance comprehension by practicing active reading. Carefully consider others' contributions before responding to encourage meaningful interactions and reduce misunderstandings.


  1. Recognize our global community: Be mindful of how your words may be perceived by individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Consider the global nature of environmental issues and how your insights and recommendations may apply to various regions and cultures.


  1. Contribute to an orderly and pleasant experience: Support forum moderators in maintaining compliance with these rules and the integrity of the forum. Follow their instructions and lead by example.


  1. Avoid disruptive or offensive behaviour: Refrain from insulting language, hate speech, or any content that promotes violence, illegal activities, or harmful behaviour. Avoid spamming, unsolicited advertising, and irrelevant messages.


  1. Respect Intellectual Property Rights: Do not post or share copyrighted material without necessary permissions. Notify forum administrators or moderators if you believe your intellectual property rights have been infringed.


  1. Focus on Concepts, Not Individuals: Keep discussions centred on challenges, ideas, insights, and opinions. Redirect conversations that become personal towards content rather than individuals. Respect the diversity of sensitivity levels among members.


  1. Exercise Care and Common Sense: While we strive to create a secure environment, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information or content posted on the forums. Be cautious when sharing sensitive or confidential information and avoid disclosing personal details publicly.


Be warned that by participating in our forums, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to comply with these rules. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in disciplinary actions, so please, be considerate with your contributions.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact the forum moderators, Silvia Rosei ( and Lorenzo Vigevano (

We hope you have a grand time with our community!

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Nele Renders
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Joined: 11 months ago

Thanks for the information