Showing posts with label development. Show all posts
Showing posts with label development. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Deadly protests in India spark suspension of copper smelting plant’s expansion

copper smelting plant’s expansion
An Indian court has halted the expansion of a Sterlite Copper smelter after 11 protesters were killed during rallies demanding the closure of the existing plant due to pollution.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Beijing to shut down 1,000 manufacturing companies by 2020

Beijing
Beijing will shut down 1,000 manufacturing companies and 300 markets and logistics centers by 2020, to further move its non-capital functions out of the city, according to a press conference from the ongoing local legislative session Saturday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Russia approves program to develop Far East, Baikal region

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday signed a decree to approve a state program to develop its Far East and the Baikal region.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

JuniMass geo news in brief (June 2016)

 
Le coût de l'aide aux pays en développement destinée à leur permettre de s'adapter au changement climatique pourrait atteindre 500 milliards de dollars d'ici 2050, une estimation qui a quintuplé depuis la dernière évaluation, a indiqué l'Organisation des Nations Unies mercredi......500 milliards de dollars par an: les coûts liés au changement climatique
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tehran to close schools, kindergartens due to air pollution

Tehran's educational office announced Saturday that schools and kindergartens in the Iranian capital will be closed Sunday and Monday due to the alarming high air pollution in the city, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Friday, November 13, 2015

China's animal populations halved over past 40 years

The population of China's terrestrial vertebrates, which includes birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, declined by nearly half in the past 40 years, a report jointly released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development revealed on Thursday.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

From Cyprus to Crete

E. Conophagos, N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou

When we examine the situations at a geological and an energean level in both Cyprus and Crete, we observe significant proportions which should be also utilized at a regional level, since the overall context is delayed in taking effective decisions. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Forest fire kills 6 people in Indonesia

Six people were dead and two others were seriously injured in s forest fire in Java Island of Indonesia on Sunday, a senior official said Monday.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Junian GEO News in brief (June 2015 - A)

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Hundreds of people have gathered in kayaks and small boats for a protest in the north-western US port city of Seattle against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant.........The firm wants to move them in the summer to explore for oil off Alaska's northern coast.
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Friday, May 08, 2015

Mozambique: Planting a Future (video Al Jazeera)

According to the UN, South America and Africa lose forests at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world. After years of civil war Mozambique is trying to rebuild itself from the ruins, but the development comes at a great cost to the country's natural resources.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Indigenous Peruvians Occupy Airport, Demand Accountability for Pollution

Hundreds of protesters from Peru’s indigenous community occupied a small airport in the country’s largest oil-producing territory on Monday night in response to unheeded demands that an oil producer clean up pollution that has been seeping into their drinking water, Reuters reports. 

Protesters took over the airport, which is situated in the Andoas district in the north of the country in the Amazon rainforest, in connection with a dispute between Argentinian energy company Pluspetrol and the Peruvian government over pollution and resource use.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Financial sector to help mobilize $200 billion to fight climate change in developing countries

UN,  23 September 2014 – Governments, investors and financial institutions today pledged to mobilize $200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countries, giving a significant boost to the United Nations goal of reaching $100 billion annually by 2020.

“This will serve as a catalyst in finalizing a universal and meaningful agreement at Paris on climate change in 2015,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he hosted the largest ever summit of world leaders on climate change at UN Headquarters in New York to prepare the ground for a global accord at a summit in the French capital in December next year.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

UN summit test for new climate fund. (Donors yet to stump up to pay for assistance to developing countries)

A global fund created to spearhead climate change financing faces a key test at a UN summit this week when it looks to the leaders of the industrialized world to stump up billions of dollars to fill its underflowing coffers.

For the South Korea-based Green Climate Fund, the climate summit in New York on Tuesday is an opportunity for the developed world to demonstrate its financial commitment to securing a new, legally binding global climate deal with poorer countries in 2015.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clock is ticking for Romania suspended funds | EurActiv


Romania has two months to react to a warning from the European Commission, which has identified serious problems in the country's anti-corruption procedures in the implementation of programmes in the field of transport, regional development and competitiveness, a spokesperson said today (26 October).
The Commission has sent yesterday (25 October) a letter to the Romanian authorities, pre-suspending the funding in the field of transport, regional development and competitiveness.
The EU executive also proposed “financial corrections” in those three areas and environment, Shirin Wheeler, spokesperson of Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn said.........
Clock is ticking for Romania suspended funds | EurActiv

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