Archive for category Sustainable Development
FAO – World Food Prices Hit Lowest Level in Almost Six Years
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the prices for global agricultural products in July hit their lowest level since September 2009.
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EPA – The Clean Power Plan
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled The Clean Power Plan, it aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power stations and it shows the determination of the US to address global warming.
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WMO – First Half of 2015 ‘Hottest Six Months on Record”
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces was the hottest for such period on record, from January to June 2015.
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Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Agriculture & Food Security, Auditing & Accounting, Banking System, Energy & Natural Resources, Geopolitical Issues, Global Financial System, Global Tax Agreements, Globalization Challenges, International Trading, More Trade News in Brief, Statistics, Reports & Analysis, Sustainable Development on November 9, 2014
——————————————————————————————————————————————–—* WTO Report Says Restrictive Trade Measures Continue to Rise in G-20 Economies Restrictive trade measures introduced by G-20 economies since 2008 continue to rise, according to the latest WTO report on recent trade developments issued on 6 November 2014. > WTO Report on G-20 Trade Measures (mid-May 2014 to mid-October 2014) > Summary and Status of G-20 trade and trade-related measures since October 2008 (Excel Format) > OECD/UNCTAD Report on G-20 Investment Measures
* SESAR – Single European Sky European Commission adopted a regulation establishing governance and incentive mechanisms to facilitate the effective and timely deployment of SESAR. SESAR is the EU’s project that aims at modernising the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. Please read more here and here. You can find more about SESAR here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * International Code of Direct Selling ICC released the revised International Code of Direct Selling which was developed in close co-operation with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA). Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) Liechtenstein became the first WTO member to ratify the amended version of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Read more here.