Posts Tagged Government

Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c Advertisements

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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Brunei’s Shariah Code & the New Stone Age (ipsnews.net)…

News and current affairs from ipsnews.net… KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/bruneis-shariah-code-new-stone-age/

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018…

Published by Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries “by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys”, defining this corruption as a misuse of public power for private benefit… (See Wikipedia link) Here is a link to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index as presented on the website […]

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A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest

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Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge…

Summary:  Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale. Researchers have now focused on this worrisome paradox by taking a deeper look at this large volume of literature. One of the major problems is that decisions are usually more […]

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2014-2015 for T&T…

Summary: This United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2014–2015 for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago articulates the inclusive collective determination of the UN system to support the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago, as it implements its ‘prosperity for all’ vision.The UN System together with the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and […]

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We know how to reduce earthquake deaths. So why aren’t we doing it?…

From an article published on ‘vox.com’… “Earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do…” This article from Vox.com seeks to analyse the issues of the vast amount of earthquake deaths occurring despite improvements in building codes and warning system methodologies, exploring possible reasons such as population growth, funding, corruption and governance, and even complacency. Read the full […]

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Sir Halford Mackinder and The Geographical Pivot of History…

In the year 1904, Sir Halford Mackinder advanced his geostrategic ‘Heartland Theory’ to the Royal Geographical Society. The theory is expounded upon here: World Conquest : The Heartland Theory of Halford J. Mackinder … Sir Halford John Mackinder PC (15 February 1861 – 6 March 1947) was an English geographer, academic, the first Principal of University Extension […]

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Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict…

From theguardian.com… “Extreme weather events in the UK and overseas are part of a growing pattern that it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore”… Read the full story here: Climate Change is here now…

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Do You Know What “Sustainable” Really Means?…

From NaturalNews.com… “What “sustainable” means depends on whose language you are speaking.  In normal English, sustainable means a practice that can be carried on indefinitely without destroying the systems it depends on.  For example, if you take care of the soil in your garden by adding rock dusts and composted organic matter rich in nutrients […]

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What is CARICOM?…

“In 1972, Commonwealth Caribbean leaders at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference decided to transform the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community, of which the Common Market would be an integral part. The signing of the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community, Chaguaramas, 4th July 1973, was a […]

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The Parliamentary Republic…

Some nations around the globe, such as Trinidad and Tobago, are governed by a system referred to as a ‘parliamentary republic’, according to conservapedia.com, “A parliamentary republic, unlike a direct democracy or constitutional republic, is a system of representative government in which the people elect their representatives in a national legislature, and the legislature then chooses its own executive from the […]

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Constitution Reform Forum (CRF), Newsletter, Vol.2 Issue 1…

Issue 3 of the Official Newsletter of the Constitution Reform Forum TT published October 2013… In this issue: Local Government Reform People’s Partnership take on  People Empowerment & Local Government Devolution CRF & Local Government Reform Constitution Reform & Local Government Reform Local Economic Development Social Services & Community Development Subsidiarity Principle & Practice CRF […]

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Economic Policy – Ministry of Finance, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago…

Source: finance.gov.tt Various Economic Policy publications for Trinidad and Tobago, available from the Ministry of Finance and the Economy… Economic Policy – Ministry of Finance, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Related articles Trinidad and Panama sign trade deal to boost economies (caribbean360.com)

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OECD-FAO, Agricultural Outlook 2013 – 2022…

Established in 1961, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seeks to promote policies to improve socio-economic well-being…  It provides a forum for governments of member states to share experiences and seek solutions to problems in areas such as social and economic development, agriculture, environmental change, and trade and investment amongst others… The following […]

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