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Draft report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action on the sixth part of its second session, held in Bonn from 20 to 25 October 2014 Rapporteur: Ms. Anna Serzysko (Poland). [FCCC/ADP/2014/L.3] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/10/24)

Raymark Waste to be Removed at Sikorsky Airport A Public Information Meeting:October 28,2014 at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (CT) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/24)
EPA jointly with the CT Department of Transportation will hold public informational meeting to discuss the Sikorsky Airport Runway Safety Area/Route 113 realignment project on October 28, 2014 from 4:00-7:00pm at St. Joseph’s Par ...

EPA Region 7 Issues Decision Letter on the State of Missouri’s Proposed Changes to Water Quality Standards (MO) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/24)
Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 23, 2014) - EPA Region 7 has issued its decision letter to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) on the State of Missouri’s proposed new and ...

U.S. ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH CINCINNATI LANDLORD–224 HOUSING UNITS TO BECOME LEAD SAFE (OH) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/24)
U.S. ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH CINCINNATI LANDLORD – 224 HOUSING UNITS TO BECOME LEAD SAFEAgreement signals continued federal and local focus on protecting children CINCINNATI – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD& ...

EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience,Pursue Revitalization (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/24)
10/23/2014WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Bui ...

EPA Proposes to Remove 72 Chemicals from Approved Pesticide Inert Ingredient List (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/10/24)
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on a proposal to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. “We are taking act ...

La diplomatie suisse en action pour protéger des intérêts étrangers - ISN (2014/10/24)
Ce numéro de Politorbis présente le rôle de la diplomatie suisse dans la défense des intérêts étrangers. Entre autres, les différentes contributions analysent les activités des diplomates suisses en France durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale a ...

Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on France’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention - OECD (2014/10/24)
After a comprehensive review in October 2012, the OECD Working Group on Bribery asked France, through a series of concrete recommendations, to intensify its actions to fight the bribery of foreign public officials and undertake important reforms.

The US-led Campaign against the Islamic State: Many Questions, Few Answers - ISN (2014/10/23)
This commentary discusses the strategic implications of the US commitment to destroy the Islamic State (IS). The author examines 1) the reason why the US decided to target IS; 2) the US coalition with European and Middle Eastern states against IS as ...

The Sudden Rise of Carbon Taxes, 2010–2030 - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper examines international approaches to tackle climate change through a fictional assessment of developments in such efforts from the perspective of the year 2030. The authors also propose an alternative approach to the existing UN climate ch ...

Lee Kuan Yew: To Stop Terrorism, Go After the Queen Bees (Preachers) - ISN (2014/10/23)
This publication considers the causes of radicalization in Southeast Asia. The author focuses in particular on the effects of extremist teachings and the role of Saudi Arabia in promoting Salafi education in the region.

China in the G20 Summitry - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper examines the reasons why China decided to join the G20 rather than the G8 and reviews China’s participation in the forum since the first G20 Leaders' Summit took place in November 2008. The author argues that China has gained immensely f ...

Stemming ISIS Funding – US Asian Allies Diversify Away from Qatari LNG - ISN (2014/10/23)
This publication focuses on Qatar’s alleged role in financing Islamist groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Against this background, the author suggests that Asian countries, in particular Japan and South Korea, should cons ...

China and Sovereign Debt Restructuring - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper examines China’s position towards sovereign debt management restructuring and argues that in international discussion on the issue, Beijing’s priority will be to minimize international financial instability while protecting the develop ...

How Much Will Health Coverage Cost? Future Health Spending Scenarios in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico - ISN (2014/10/23)
As Latin American countries seek to expand the coverage and benefits provided by their health systems as part of a global drive for universal health coverage (UHC), decisions taken today – whether by government or individuals - will have an impact ...

Costing a Data Revolution - ISN (2014/10/23)
The lack of reliable development statistics for many poor countries has led the UN to call for a “data revolution”. One fairly narrow but widespread interpretation of this revolution is for international aid donors to fund a coordinated wave of h ...

Assessing Contemporary Maritime Piracy in Southeast Asia - ISN (2014/10/23)
This report discusses piracy and maritime raids in Southeast Asia by reviewing the scale of piracy attacks in the region, examining what form they take and by identifying piracy hot spots and developing trends. The author also examines responses to p ...

The Middle East WMDFZ Conference: Adjusting the Agenda to Realities on the Ground - ISN (2014/10/23)
This commentary discusses the challenges facing efforts to start the process of bringing about a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East, as mandated by the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

Climate finance in Ethiopia - eldis (2014/10/23)
This study highlights challenges for Ethiopia to finance its response to climate change. The national Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy has called for annual spending of USD 7.5 billion to respond to climate change. With national budgetary re ...

True and False Remedies for Long Term Unemployment in Visegrad Countries - ISN (2014/10/23)
This paper discusses long-term unemployment in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In particular, the author examines 1) the high long-term unemployment rate among the uneducated in these countries; 2) the causes of long-term unemployme ...

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