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IISD/ENB+ @ Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the 4th Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law | MONTEVIDEO-PROGRAMME-IV | 7-11 September 2015 | Montevideo, Uruguay...

News from IISD - 27. August 2015 - 10:51
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, will cover the Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the 4th Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law, from 7 to 11 September 2015, from Montevideo, Uruguay

The illusion of level playing field in athletics

News from India - 27. August 2015 - 9:50
We have to remember that high performance sport is all about unique bodies, writes Dutee Chand’s advisor

China’s central bank won’t do all the dirty work

News from India - 27. August 2015 - 5:43
Even after its fifth rate cut in nine months on Tuesday, the PBoC is running a monetary policy that’s too tight for an economy on the brink

OTT complicates media landscape

News from India - 27. August 2015 - 3:29
The over-the-top services landscape in India is set to get more competitive with the impending launch of Netflix and Amazon

Capital flows & exchange rates

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 21:40
Is it time that our policymakers review the exchange rate policy they have been following for the past seven years?

Why does India have few large factories?

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 21:27
Large factories account for a smaller share of India’s industrial workforce than they did three decades ago

Curious agitations

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 21:02
In many cases, the community demanding reservation is not only a dominant caste in its given state, it is also economically powerful

China’s market rout

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 19:31
China’s market rout

The different tax aspects of timeshare ownership

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 17:05
When a capital asset, which is not a personal effect, is transferred, it gives rise to a capital gain, which is chargeable to tax

Trudging back to Wigan Pier

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 16:30
The British Left hates Tony Blair not only over the Iraq war, but also because he continued the policies of Margaret Thatcher

The political risks in China’s economic crisis

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 16:19
The Chinese crisis can have other dangerous consequences as well

Aadhaar and its implicit bargains

News from India - 26. August 2015 - 16:11
There is too much fear-mongering about Aadhaar and the danger to individual privacy. This is far from the truth

Peru: Humala, Merkel, Hollande and Ban Ki-moon talk about COP21 in phone call

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: Andina - Peruvian President Ollanta Humala held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, within the framework of the preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held in Paris in December.

World must face up to cost of carbon reductions, says European climate expert

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - Former European commissioner Connie Hedegaard agrees with Tony Abbott that wind turbines are not ‘beautiful’, but calls power plants ‘visually awful’

COP21 accord 'impossible without financial commitments': French president

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: RFI - There will be no agreement at the international climate conference in Paris in December if industrialised countries do not pay the 100 billion euros needed annually to finance the transition to renewable energy in developing countries, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: AP - U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change - and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.

Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change: expert

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Climate change is "adding fuel to the fire" of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum.

Gambia Ahead in Preparation for UN Climate Change Meeting

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: The Daily Observer (Banjul) - The minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water, Forestry and Wildlife said The Gambia has completed the preparation of her Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) ahead of many countries, thus making the country among the few African countries to do so.

Nigeria: Our Life Style Contributing to Climate Changes - UN

New from UNFCCC - 26. August 2015 - 15:59
Source: Daily Trust - Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon, on the MDGs/SDGs, has said that extravagant lifestyle was partly responsible for the impact of climate changes affecting people across the globe.

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