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Bold climate pledges from the Least Developed CountriesThe island state of Tuvalu is profoundly threatened by climate change. Tuvalu’s Prime Minister announced plans to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020. He was one of several LDC leader - IIED, U.K. (2014/9/29)
The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy reflects on the Least Developed Countries (LDC) leadership at the UN Climate Summit. As the first Special Climate Envoy from a LDC , I left the United Nations on Tuesday encouraged. The climate summit that co ...

Niue Government Endorses Meteorological Services Act - SPREP (2014/9/27)

VMGD launches its next 10-year Strategic Development Plan - SPREP (2014/9/27)

Reef Trust supports investigation into environmental crime - Govt. Australia (2014/9/27)
An investigation into the practice of environmental crime, including the illegal killing, poaching and transportation of turtle and dugong meat, will soon be underway as part of the Australian Governments Reef Trust.

EPA Approves New Mexico Regional Haze and Visibility Transport Clean-Air Plan (NM) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/27)
DALLAS – (Sept. 26, 2014) EPA is taking final action approving the New Mexico Regional Haze and Visibility Transport clean-air plan. “By working together - we have successfully met our shared goal to protect our national ...

Innovative Wastewater Treatment Plant in Victorville,Calif. Aims to Go Off-the-Grid (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/27)
Facility will produce 100% renewable power using unique technologyLOS ANGELES— Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined the Bureau of Reclamation, the California Energy Commission, and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at ...

EPA to Help Carson City Develop Green Infrastructure,Improve Climate Resiliency (NV) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/27)
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will give technical assistance to help Carson City develop infrastructure that will contribute to greener, more vibrant neighborhoods and increase resiliency from the ...

The environmental crime crisis. threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources - eldis (2014/9/27)
Given the alarming pace, level of sophistication, and globalized nature that illegal trade in wildlife has now notoriously achieved, UNEP initiated a Rapid Response Assessment to provide some of the latest data, analysis, and broadest insights into ...

Assessing local preferences for payment formats in REDD+ interventions: A case study of the Ongo Community Forest - eldis (2014/9/27)
The government of Uganda has over time been actively engaged in ensuring the sustainable utilisation of its forestry resources. This has been undertaken by different players including the national forestry sector, forest-neighbouring communities and ...

Views and preferences for compensation under REDD+ in Tanzania: Kilosa pilot project case study - eldis (2014/9/27)
Since 2008, Tanzania has been working to create a national REDD+ strategy. Nine REDD pilot projects have been put in place in different areas of the country, with the main aim being to gain experience and learn more about what constitutes good pract ...

EPA Announces Excellence in Site Reuse Award for Pa. Lehigh Gap Nature Center (PA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/27)
PHILADELPHIA (September 26, 2014) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and its Executive Director Dan Kunkle with a 2014 Exce ...

St. Lawrence County Cheese Manufacturer to Upgrade its Operations in Agreement with the EPA;New Manufacturing Equipment Will Reduce the Amount of Nitrates and Nitric Acid Entering the Oswegatchie River (NY) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/27)
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a legal settlement with Losurdo Foods Inc. of Heuvelton, New York that will reduce the amount of pollutants the company discharges to the municipal water treatment pl ...

U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur,Illinois (IL) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
CHICAGO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” ...

Join us for the 12th Development and Climate Days at COP20D&C Days at COP20 will focus on innovative approaches and incisive dialogue for climate-smart development - IIED, U.K. (2014/9/26)
The 12th Development& Climate Days will take place at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 20 (COP20) meeting  in Lima, Peru, in December, and registrations are now being accepted. The International ...

EPA,DOJ reach agreement with CNMI and CUC Saipan to move forward with work on oil spill cleanup and prevention at CUC power plants (MP) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
(09/25/14) HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced an agreement as part of a Federal District court order today with the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) and the Co ...

U.S. EPA proposes to eliminate mercury pollution from dentist offices nationwide (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to eliminate mercury pollution from dental offices nationwide. These new Clean Water Act standards would cut discharges of dental amalgam - a mixture of merc ...

EPA Proposes Standards to Reduce Mercury Discharges from Dental Offices (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
EPA Proposes Standards to Reduce Mercury Discharges from Dental Offices WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed standards under the Clean Water Act to help cut discharges of dental amalgam to the enviro ...

U.S. EPA,Victor Valley Unveil Innovative Carbon-Neutral Treatment Plant (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
Federal, state and local officials and stakeholders participate in ribbon cutting, tour facility using first of its kind technology LOS ANGELES – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will join Congressman Col. Paul Cook, the Bureau o ...

EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Company to Correct Reporting Violations (NV) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/9/26)
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled with Veris Gold USA, Inc. for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right- ...

Advances in EU Gender Equality: Missing the Mark? - ISN (2014/9/26)
This paper examines the extent of gender equality within the European Parliament (EP), particularly in terms of its general composition and the leadership of its committees. The authors find that in general, while female political representation in E ...

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