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Message from SPREP Director General on World Wildlife Day - SPREP (2014/9/20)

Report on the in-session expert meeting on matters relating to non-market-based approaches to support the implementation of the activities in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70. Note by the secretariat. [FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.13] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/9/20)

Frequency and organization of sessions. Note by the secretariat. [FCCC/SBI/2014/11] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/9/20)

Wetlands Supplement and KP Supplement : 28 February2014 Two new Methodology Reports were released today - 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands (Wetlands Supplement), and 2013 Revised Supplementary M - IPCC-NGGIP (2014/9/20)

OECD’s Gurría welcomes Scotland’s vote to remain part of the UK - OECD (2014/9/20)
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the result of yesterday’s referendum in Scotland.

¿Salvará el estado islámico a Bashar Al-Asad? - ISN (2014/9/20)
Este artículo discute como el presidente sirio Bashar al-Assad se asegura la supervivencia de su régimen mediante el grupo terrorista Estado Islámico (EI). El autor argumenta que al-Assad ha contribuido al crecimiento del EI 1) liberando presos qu ...

Informe Baja California - ISN (2014/9/20)
Este informe acerca de la situación de paz en Baja California explora los resultados obtenidos por esta entidad en el Índice de Paz México 2013. Determina cuales son los desafíos más importantes para la entidad en términos de criminalidad y vio ...

After "AfPak": Reframing Europe’s Pakistan policy - ISN (2014/9/20)
This paper examines the state of stability in Pakistan as well as the country’s relations with India and China and what this means for EU policy toward Pakistan and South Asia. The author argues that EU policy toward Pakistan is combined together w ...

Al-Shabab - ISN (2014/9/20)
This paper provides an overview of the al-Qaeda linked militant group, al-Shabab in Somalia. More specifically, the author explores 1) the origins of al-Shabab; 2) the group's objectives; 3) it leaders; 4) how it is funded; and 5) whether it is recru ...

Vom Terror zum Kalifat - ISN (2014/9/20)
Diese Publikation beschäftigt sich mit der Expansion islamistisch-dschihadistischer Bewegungen, wie die Terrorgruppe "Islamischer Staat" (IS) in Irak und Syrien sowie "Boko Haram" in Nigeria. Der Autor stellt fest, dass sich derzeit ein qualitativer ...

A New Type of Great Power Relationship between the United States and China - ISN (2014/9/19)
In the wake of the US rebalance towards the Asia-Pacific and China’s suggestion of a new form of relations with the US, this monograph explores what form of positive strategic relationship Washington could attempt to form with Beijing. The author s ...

Towards Inclusion: Language Use in the Department of Defence - ISN (2014/9/19)
This paper examines the culture of Australia’s defense services - including the Australian Defense Force (ADF) and the civilian members of the Australian Public Service - as well as how the language used within these services supports or hinders so ...

What Drives Quality of Schools in Africa? - ISN (2014/9/19)
This paper examines what role social capital – or the ability of a community to engage in collective action or establish shared norms – and ethnic divisions play in determining the quality of schools in Africa. More specifically, the authors exam ...

Macedonia and the EU: Plunging Headlong into the Past - ISN (2014/9/19)
This note discusses Macedonia’s relations with the EU and argues that the country’s continued exclusion from the Union has had, and will continue to have a negative impact on the country. Indeed, the author argues that unless the EU does not prov ...

Histories of Humanitarian Action in the Middle East and North Africa - ISN (2014/9/19)
This publication features a collection of papers which examine various issues related to the history of humanitarian practice in the Middle East and North Africa. These include 1) the life and humanitarian action of the 19th century Algerian military ...

Women's Climate Action Agenda 2014-2015 - eldis (2014/9/19)
The Women's Climate Action Agenda argues for transformative change and analyses the root causes of the environmental destruction and social injustice and offers recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis. These include that ...

Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/19)
ATLANTA – This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office o ...

Modelling demand for catastrophic flood index-based insurance in Da Nang City, Vietnam - eldis (2014/9/19)
This study is about insurance for catastrophic disasters Da Nang, a place very vulnerable to climate change-induced disasters, particularly typhoons and floods. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, the results show that house ...

OECD and National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Productivity Growth and Innovation in the Long Run. 25-26 September, Paris. - OECD (2014/9/19)
Increasing productivity is critical to achieving strong, sustainable and inclusive growth and well-being. Technological change and innovation are the key drivers of increased productivity, along with better skills and organisational change.

Meta-analysis of crop responses to conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa - eldis (2014/9/19)
The aim of this study is to compare and combine the results from different conservation agriculture experiments using meta-analysis in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, or interesting ...

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