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At COP 18/CMP 8 in Doha, governments successfully launch work as scheduled - UNFCCC Press Releases & Advisories (2014/8/29)

EPA awards over$4 million to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands for environmental protection (MP) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
(08/28/14) HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $4 million to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in federal funds for CNMI environmental programs to continue environmental protection work. Th ...

MEDIA ADVISORY:US EPA Regional Administrator to Participate in Discussion on 2014 Urban Waters Grants to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration (GA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
ATLANTA – On Tuesday, Sept. 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney will meet with three 2014 Urban Waters Grants awardees to highlight their work to help protect and restore the ...

EPA Improves Water Quality and Infrastructure in Arkansas (AR) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
DALLAS – (Aug. 28, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $9,165,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) for projects such as replacing sewer lines, improving ...

The Ties That Don't (Yet) Bind: India's Uncertain Role in the United States's "Rebalance" to the Asia Pacific - ISN (2014/8/29)
This brief summarizes three reasons for optimism and three reasons for pessimism for the future trajectory of Indo-US relations. Reasons for optimism include growing shared geopolitical interests and high-level bilateral trade in civilian goods. Reas ...

EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Hazardous Waste Fines SUNY Downstate Medical Center for Improper Storage and Handling of Hazardous Waste (NY) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center for violating federal hazardous waste law. The hospital must come into compliance with hazardous waste requiremen ...

EPA orders mine cleanup work at Smith Lake and Mariano Lake Areas (AZ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Homestake Mining Company of California requiring the company to assess contamination and address safety hazards at four abandoned uranium mines in the Mariano ...

EPA Releases Three Final Chemical Risk Assessments / Agency identifies health concern from chemical used in paint strippers (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
WASHINGTON-- Today, EPA released three final risk assessments for specific uses of three chemicals found in common household products. The risk assessment for Dichloromethane (DCM), which is widely used in paint stripping prod ...

Community Policing in Sierra Leone: Local Policing Partnership Boards - ISN (2014/8/29)
This report explains how community policing is carried out by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) through Local Policing Partnership Boards (LPPBs). First, the authors examine some of the country's previous projects aimed at improving access to justice. Th ...

Women, Peace and Security: Gender Challenges Within UN Peacekeeping Missions - ISN (2014/8/29)
This policy brief analyzes the challenges confronting the UN in putting into practice its Women, Peace and Security Agenda, with a focus on the growing contribution of Latin American countries. The authors first look at the history of the gender appr ...

Clean Air Settlement with R.I. Chemical Manufacturer will Minimize Emissions (RI) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/29)
BOSTON – An EPA settlement will require that a Rhode Island chemical manufacturing company take multiple actions designed to minimize air emissions and protect air quality near the facility and in the surrounding community.The company, Merec ...

Iran and the P5+1: Getting to "Yes" - ISN (2014/8/29)
Despite significant headway in negotiations, Iran and the P5+1 remain far apart on fundamental issues. This paper argues that both sides have forgotten the lessons that brought them this far. That they have wrongly assumed that desperation for a deal ...

An Illusion of Safety: Challenges of Nuclear Weapon Detonations for United Nations Humanitarian Coordination and Response - ISN (2014/8/29)
This paper examines the plausibility of states and international bodies addressing the immediate humanitarian emergency caused by a nuclear weapons detonation. The authors first describe the humanitarian system in the 21st century and consider challe ...

Strengthening Prosecutorial Accountability in South Africa - ISN (2014/8/29)
This paper discusses the lack of a dedicated oversight and accountability mechanisms in South Africa for overseeing the country's prosecutors. The author then reviews a number of prosecutorial accountability mechanisms drawing on real world examples. ...

Danish Foreign Policy Yearbook 2014 - ISN (2014/8/29)
This book discusses Danish foreign policy, including Denmark’s role in the regional as well as global context. More specifically, it outlines Denmark’s foreign policy in 2013 and presents an overview of its defense policy and military operations. ...

SPREP training exercise sees oil containment boom placed around Pacific Jewel - SPREP (2014/8/28)

Protect our oceans, urges Environment Minister of Samoa - SPREP (2014/8/28)

Sweden. Report of the technical review of the first biennial report of Sweden. [FCCC/TRR.1/SWE] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/8/28)

Sweden. Report of the technical review of the sixth national communication of Sweden. [FCCC/IDR.6/SWE] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/8/28)

Final Report: Climate for development in Africa (ClimDev) – Climate sciences and services for Africa - strategic research opportunities for ClimDev - eldis (2014/8/28)
The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the African Development Bank ( ...

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