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Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer - APN (2015/3/3)
1. Who we are looking for A Programme Officer for the Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) *1-year initial contract with possibility of extension 2. Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidate will: Plan ...

Presentation of OECD’s Going for Growth 2015 at the European Parliament Research Service Library (ASP, 5th floor) on Wednesday, 4 March at 13:30 – 15:00 - OECD (2015/3/3)
The OECD will present the 2015 edition of Going for Growth on Wednesday 4 March, during a policy roundtable organised with the European Parliament Research Service, beginning at 13:30.

R.I. Officials,EPA Celebrate Successful Climate Showcase Communities Partnership (RI) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/3)
WARWICK, R.I. – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), elected officials, and community leaders to celebrate innovative work accomplished by four Ocean State ...

Community-based Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Know-How: Sharing knowledge from practices - eldis (2015/3/3)
Community-based monitoring, reporting and verification (CMRV), is the involvement of local people in the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon stocks and other forest data. This approach to forest monitoring can potentially provide cost-e ...

Patient, Prudent, Strategic? The 2015 United States National Security Strategy - ISN (2015/3/3)
This brief 1) critiques the updated, 2015 version of the US National Security Strategy (NSS), which outlines the country's broad strategic posture and priorities, and 2) speculates on the strategy's possible impact on the EU.

EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/2)
WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in th ...

Zimbabwe and South Africa: Security Takes Precedence over Economy - ISN (2015/3/2)
This brief looks at South Africa's foreign policy towards Zimbabwe since the latter's July 2013 elections and speculates on what it says about Pretoria's economic diplomacy. In particular, the brief 1) examines the reasons why Pretoria decided to pla ...

Priorities Within the Intelligence Services in the Fight against Terror - ISN (2015/3/2)
This brief takes a critical look at the information gathering activities intelligence agencies are now performing in their counterterrorism programs. It concludes that the agencies are now collecting increased amounts of data, but that's not necessar ...

Community-led solutions: key force in tackling wildlife crimeA Conservancy Rhino Ranger in Namibia stands proudly before a cow and calf that he has tracked during a patrol. Rhino sightings have increased over the past 12 months thanks to an expanded Rhino - IIED, U.K. (2015/3/2)
Researchers, community representatives, United Nations and government officials and NGOs have issued a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade. The recommendations come on the eve of World Wildlife Day ...

Issues in captive coal block development in India - eldis (2015/3/2)
Given the high global demand for and the ever-rising price of oil and the abundance of comparatively inexpensive coal in their own region, India and China have long been heavily dependent on it as a source of energy to meet the needs of their people ...

Challenges in solar power development in India - eldis (2015/3/2)
Despite the fact that India has 300 days of sunlight annually on average, solar power plays an almost insignificant role in the Indian energy mix. What many fail to see is the technological, financial, institutional and structural complexity that ne ...

Spain needs to further factor the environment into its recovery agenda, says OECD - OECD (2015/3/2)
The OECD’s latest Environmental Performance Review of Spain finds the country has decreased the energy and carbon intensity of its economy, reduced industrial pollution and cut per-capita waste generation since 2000.

España necesita integrar más el medio ambiente en su programa de recuperación económica, según la OCDE - OECD (2015/3/2)
La última Evaluación de la OCDE del desempeño ambiental de España concluye que, desde 2000, se ha reducido la intensidad de la economía en consumo de energía y carbono, ha descendido la contaminación industrial y se ha recortado la generación ...

Always Strategic: Jointly Essential Landpower - ISN (2015/3/2)
This monograph explores the role landpower plays as a strategic instrument of US foreign policy. In doing so, it 1) provides a historical context for the role landpower has played in the US' past; 2) illustrates why strategic landpower is uniquely ...

Nuclear watchdog extends operation of 32-year-old reactor - KEEI, Korea (2015/3/2)

Denkano Hoto, Kankyo Asesu - IGES - EnviroScope Library (2015/3/2)

Die Expansion des ,Islamischen Staates’ in Nordafrika - ISN (2015/3/2)
Diese Publikation untersucht die Ausdehnung der Terrorgruppe ‚Islamischer Staat‘ (IS) in Nordafrika. Die Autoren argumentieren, dass die verkündeten IS Landgewinne nur bedingt den Tatsachen entsprechen. So sei eine Kontrolle ganzer Städte oder ...

Libya Now Assuming a Central Place in Islamic Caliphate Thrust Against Egypt, Maghrebi States, and Africa - ISN (2015/3/2)
This publication explores the increasing lawlessness in Eastern Libya. According to the author Libya is no longer a functioning state but can best be described as a fractured web of small fiefdoms. If Libya’s government does not receive sufficient ...

Considering the Relevance of Peacebuilding within External Interventions in Africa - ISN (2015/3/2)
This paper's title clearly states its focus. The paper also argues that peacebuilding has limited utility if it can’t 'engage' with the problems that lead to violence in the first place, namely inequality and the dubious political systems that fail ...

Celebrating 25 years of keeping Australia clean - Govt. Australia (2015/3/1)
Across Australia today individuals, families and community groups are taking part in the 25th Clean Up Australia Day. It's a great opportunity for us all to take action on tackling waste and litter in our communities and I'd like to thank everyone in ...

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