Posts Tagged climate change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued the 2014 report on climate change. The report, titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability states the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans and the world is not ready for the impacts of climate change. Download the entire report from here.
* WB – Sector Results Profile The World Bank published some examples of results of its programs in different sectors, please check bellow: Environment: Sector Results Profile Information and Communication Technologies: Results Profile Oceans: Sector Results Profile Climate Change: Sector Results Profile Water Resources Management: Sector Results Profile Water Supply and Sanitation: Sector Results Profile ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * BIS – Basel III Implementation The Bank for International Settlements on progress in adoption of the Basel III regulatory reforms Please check the press release and the report. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * China and Iceland Sign Free Trade Agreement China and Iceland signed a free trade agreement. Iceland is first in Europe to sign free trade pact with China. For further information please check here and here.
* South Sudan Becomes 184th ILO Member State 25 May 2012, Geneva The Republic of South Sudan accepts the obligations of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization (ILO). ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Online Global Agro-ecological Zones Interactive Data Portal 25 May 2012, Rome The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) developed an online data portal to help identifying areas for increased global food production while maintaining natural resources base and facing the challenge of climate change. The Global Agro-ecological Zones (GAEZ) Portal seeks to enhance planners’ and decision makers’ capacity to estimate agricultural production potentials and variability under different environmental and management scenarios. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Swiss Votes Through Tax Deals 31 May 2012 The Swiss Council of States has agreed on the bilateral tax deals concluded with Germany, the UK and with Austria. The deals aimed at resolving the issue of undeclared and untaxed assets of foreign residents held in Swiss bank accounts. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * NAFTA Industry Guide Research and Markets has published the report “Apparel Retail – North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide”. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Revised Chinese VAT Pilot The Beijing office of China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) announced to replace the existing business tax on the country’s service sector with value-added tax (VAT) from July 1st.