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Israel’s "Big Fears-Big Stick" Syndrome - ISN (2014/9/18)
This paper looks at the reasons behind Israel's strategy of striking heavily populated civilian areas in response to Hamas’s firing of rockets and missiles into its territory in July 2014. The author suggests these include 1) Israelis belief that t ...

Elections and the Risk of Instability in Africa: Supporting Legitimate Electoral Processes - ISN (2014/9/18)
This paper examines why elections in Africa are often the subject of fraught competition and are liable to trigger instability. The author then makes some recommendations on how to decrease electoral tensions and risks through credible electoral admi ...

The Potential for Gulf Energy Integration - ISN (2014/9/18)
This paper explores the potential benefits of enhanced energy cooperation between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, with an obvious emphasis on oil, gas and power generation activities. The probability of cooperation is unlikely at the moment, t ...

New Publication Highlights Local Indigenous Knowledge in Building Resilience in Coastal and Small Island Communities - APN (2014/9/18)
APN CAPaBLE project CBA2011-15NSY-Hiwasaki paved way in the development of an educational and awareness-raising publication titled “Local and indigenous knowledge for community resilience: Hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction and climate c ...

Extending Australia's water market capabilities in Mildura - Govt. Australia (2014/9/18)
A new office for water brokers, Waterfind, has been opened in Mildura today.

Economic Survey of Environmental Industries in June 2014 - Govt. Japan (2014/9/18)

Urban development in south-east Melbourne will protect bandicoots - Govt. Australia (2014/9/18)
Approval for urban development to occur in Melbourne's south-eastern growth corridor has been announced today.

Slovakia. Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Slovakia submitted in 2013. Corrigendum. [FCCC/ARR/2013/SVK/Corr.1] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/9/18)

Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary. [FCCC/SBI/2014/9] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/9/18)

Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary. [FCCC/SBSTA/2014/3] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/9/18)

THURSDAY:EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington,DC (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/18)
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Obama Administration officials, GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity for an event helping low-income families in No ...

EPA Adds A Vermont Hazardous Waste Site to Superfund’s National Priorities List (VT) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/18)
(09/17/14) BOSTON – EPA will add a Bennington, Vt. hazardous waste site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates ...

Augusta Man Sentenced for Repackaging Pesticide and Making a False Statement to Federal Agents (GA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/18)
Augusta, GA: Zong Geng Chen, 47, of Augusta, Georgia was sentenced last week by U. S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to 5 months in prison followed by 5 months of home confinement and 3 years of supervised release for illegal ...

Mass. Organizations receive total of$240,000 for EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements (MA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/18)
(09/17/14) BOSTON – EPA announced competitive cooperative agreements with 2 Massachusetts community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues. The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving ( ...

EPA Announces a Proposed Modification for the BFI Rockingham Landfill Superfund Site Remedy,Rockingham,Vermont (VT) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/18)
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends modifications to the remedy at the BFI Rockingham Landfill Superfund Site (Site) in Rockingham, VT. The remedy modifications include an increased timeframe to ...

Fairness can address the resentment that drives hunting in Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkA family at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison) - IIED, U.K. (2014/9/18)
Poverty is not the only reason people illegally hunt wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according to the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG), whose new research shows that resentment toward conservation projects is ju ...

Island innovations – UNDP and GEF: Leveraging the Environment for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States - eldis (2014/9/17)
This publication showcases some of the most successful approaches and achievements emerging from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as the world discusses a set of new sustainable development goals for the post-2015 period. This projects focus o ...

Island innovations – UNDP and GEF: Leveraging the Environment for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States - eldis (2014/9/17)
This publication showcases some of the most successful approaches and achievements emerging from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as the world discusses a set of new sustainable development goals for the post-2015 period. This projects focus o ...

Safeguards in bilateral REDD+ finance - eldis (2014/9/17)
This report is the second in a series related to the implementation of safeguards in bilateral agreements. Given that much of the finance for REDD-related initiatives pledged so far has come from bilateral donors, this document is a compilation of p ...

Climate change, conflict, and cooperation: global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability - eldis (2014/9/17)
This paper focuses on water variability which is predicted to increase due to climate change. It highlights that such environmental changes may aggravate political tensions, especially in regions that are not equipped with an appropriate institution ...

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