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AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) welcomed an agreement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to move towards eliminating agricultural export subsidies, while noting that differences remain over other measures meant to [...]

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

The top 10 stories in 2015 As we approach the end of the year, Eco-Business looks at the headlines that dominated the sustainable business and policy landscape in 2015. Read now Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure? The Paris agreement is not perfect, but a constructive response would be to encourage the process. Activists [...]

12 Days of Christmas from SciStarter

12 Days of Christmas from SciStarter

12 Days of Christmas   The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we've put together another edition of our annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team   On the 1st Day of Christmas, Treezilla gave to me: A measuring tape around a pear tree, as I measured and mapped the trees [...]

SuRe® – the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure launched at COP21

SuRe® v 0.2 launched at COP21! Gino van Begin (ICLEI), Maryke van Staden (ICLEI), Dr. Bruno Oberle (FOEN), Hans-Peter Egler (GIB) and Thomas Salvadori (Natixis) at the SuRe® launch event on 9 December   SuRe® - the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure was formally launched at [...]

SOME 150 MILLION MIGRANTS NOW PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL WORKFORCE – NEW UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORT

SOME 150 MILLION MIGRANTS NOW PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL WORKFORCE – NEW UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORT

SOME 150 MILLION MIGRANTS NOW PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL WORKFORCE – NEW UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORT A new statistical study conducted by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed that migrant workers account for 150.3 million of the world’s approximately 232 million international migrants, which amounts to a total of [...]

IIRC Newsletter

IIRC Newsletter

An overview of <IR> in 2015 from IIRC CEO, Paul Druckman I started 2015 on the stage at Davos with the World Economic Forum and ended it at the G20 summit in Turkey, with an invitation to participate in the B20 Taskforces next year in China. These two events demonstrate the international level at which <IR> is now welcomed. It is [...]

‘Save the Fish’ to ‘Hot Right Now’: ‘Future Concepts’ from #SB15London

‘Save the Fish’ to ‘Hot Right Now’: ‘Future Concepts’ from #SB15London

CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS Colorado State Chemists Develop Recyclable, Biodegradable, Petroleum-Free Plastic Chemists at Colorado State University (CSU) have developed a new biodegradable polymer. The plastic is made from the biorenewable monomer Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and it converts back to GBL when heated — ready for reuse. True "chemical [...]

Paris agreement marks turning point in history

Paris agreement marks turning point in history

Paris agreement marks "turning point" in history Governments around the world have for the first time in history committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change, signalling an end to the fossil fuel era. Read now   Business pledges at COP21: Progress or COP out? Businesses have made a slew of [...]

CSR Asia Weekly: Celebrate the Festive Season in (a sustainable?) Style / Business and refugees in Asia

CSR Asia Weekly: Celebrate the Festive Season in (a sustainable?) Style / Business and refugees in Asia

Celebrate the Festive Season in (a sustainable?) Style December might not be the best time of the year to talk about sustainability. Shopping malls are decorated with sparkling Christmas trees. Office buildings are illuminated with festive lightings. Hotels and restaurants are ready to embrace the party crowds and tourists with tempting feasts. [...]

Coverage of Selected Side Events at UNFCCC COP 21

Coverage of Selected Side Events at UNFCCC COP 21

ENB on the Side Coverage of Selected Side Events at UNFCCC COP 21 Issue No. 10 - Friday, 11 December 2015 Events convened on Thursday, 10 December 2015 Visit our IISD/ENBOTS Coverage for Thursday, 10 December 2015, at: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21/enbots/10dec.html The Immense Mitigation Potential of Green Buildings Presented [...]

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