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International community continues making major progress to end tax evasion - OECD (2015/3/16)
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published today 9 new peer review reports, including a Phase 1 Supplementary Report for Switzerland, demonstrating continuing progress toward implementation of the internat ...

New publication looks at environmental impacts of urban areasThe rice fields on outskirts of the city of Bandung, Java, Indonesia: urban areas often have damaging impacts on the areas around them (Photo: Ikhlasul Amal, Creative Commons via Flickr) - IIED, U.K. (2015/3/16)
The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has published a new guide to the environmental impacts of urban areas authored by IIED's David Satterthwaite. The publication, entitled'Urban poverty, urban pollution and environmental managem ...

Russian Analytical Digest No 164: Economic Challenges - ISN (2015/3/16)
This issue of the RAD looks at Russia's economic woes. More specifically, it includes articles on 1) the falling value of ruble and the reasons for its fall (a drop in oil prices, an unfavorable exchange rate and growing inflation all stand out), and ...

Banning capital dredge disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park once and for all - Govt. Australia (2015/3/16)
The Federal Government is taking the next vital step to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the release of details of our plan to ban capital dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

SEI Initiatives - SEI, Sweden (2015/3/16)
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SEI at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - SEI, Sweden (2015/3/14)
As a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is approved, the new SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and DRR aims to foster better integration of resilience with the sustainable development agenda. Read more...

Eldon,Mo.,to Receive Free Place-Based Sustainability Technical Assistance for Trail Project (MO) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/14)
Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., March 13, 2015) - The City of Eldon, Mo., has been selected by Project for Public Spaces and their partners at Livability Solutions as one of nine communities to re ...

Latvia. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Latvia submitted in 2014. [FCCC/ARR/2014/LVA] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2015/3/14)

EPA issues cleanup plan for former McClellan Air Force Base (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/14)
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a cleanup decision for a large area of the McClellan Air Force Base Superfund site in Sacramento, California. EPA’s Record of Decision selects cleanup actions for con ...

Whitewright,Texas to Receive$200,000 from EPA to Revitalize Business District (TX) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/14)
DALLAS – (March 13, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the selection of the City of Whitewright, Texas to receive $200,000 to plan redevelopment and revitalization for the city ...

EPA and Fort Worth Chase Leaks at 5K Run/Walk (TX) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/14)
DALLAS – (March 13, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Runners Club are hosting a 5K Run/Walk to kick off the seventh annual “Fix a Leak” week. The ru ...

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Joins Senator Booker,Mayor Baraka and ICC to Visit Newark’s Community Air Pollution Project Which Utilizes EPA Science (NJ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/13)
(New York, N.Y.) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Isella Ramirez of Ironbound Community Corporation at the Ironbound Community Corporation ...

TODAY:EPA Administrator,Senator Booker and Mayor Baraka to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2015/3/13)
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, ...

Better dementia care and a future cure require action today, says OECD - OECD (2015/3/13)
The current policy approach to tackling dementia is socially and economically unsustainable, according to a new OECD report. Countries need to take action now to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers, prioritise public res ...

Las relaciones entre la UE y Cuba en el marco de la apertura de Barack Obama y Raúl Castro - ISN (2015/3/13)
Este análisis ofrece un repaso de la evolución de la relación europeo-cubana y sopesa algunas especulaciones y alternativas en cuanto a las decisiones a tomar. El autor concluye que las actividades europeas en Cuba seguirán estando limitadas, tan ...

Making land-use climate-sensitive: A pilot to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation - IGES - EnviroScope Library (2015/3/13)

Después del 17 de diciembre: ¿hacia una relación asimétrica Cuba-EEUU más estable? - ISN (2015/3/13)
Este trabajo discute la relación diplomática entre EEUU y Cuba después del acercamiento de los dos países en diciembre 2014. El autor destaca la posibilidad para Cuba de inserción global en paz con los EEUU con un comienzo del fin del embargo im ...

Apuntes sobre la deuda de Grecia - ISN (2015/3/13)
Este comentario discute la situación económica de Grecia en 2015, sobre todo su deuda. El autor primero considera tres puntos aceraca de la naturaleza de la deuda griega, y luego echa un vistazo a los números, comparándolos con deudas de otros pa ...

ASEAN representatives discuss the necessity of harmonised quality standards for fuels and vehicles - CAI-Asia (2015/3/13)
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Australia takes major step to protect Africa's lions with ban on canned hunting trophies - Govt. Australia (2015/3/13)
The Australian Government is taking action to protect African lions from the barbaric practice of canned hunting by banning the import and export of trophies made from these magnificent animals.

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