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Monthly Archives: October 2017

COP 23 to Launch Facilitative Dialogue 2018

Bonn (ABC Live): Facilitative Dialogue 2018: In accordance with decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties (COP) decided to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties in 2018 to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties in relation to progress towards the long-term goal referred to in Article 4, paragraph 1, of the Agreement and to inform the …

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Know the COP 23 Provisional Agenda

Bonn (ABC Live): COP 23 Provisional Agenda : Conference of the Parties Twenty-third session is all set to commence on 6 November 2017 and would conclude on November 17, 2017 in Bonn. COP 23 Provisional Agenda is as under; Opening of the session. Organizational matters: (a) Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-third session; …

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Know the Agriculture Trade Barriers After Uruguay Round

New Delhi (ABC Live):Agriculture Trade Barriers ; World trade has been liberalized considerably as a result of the Uruguay Round but significant trade barriers remain — including in areas of interest to developing countries like textiles and agriculture, according to a new WTO Secretariat study Market Access: Unfinished Business published today (27 April 2001). “This new report makes clear that the WTO …

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World Radiation Centre Releases Measuring Sunlight Video

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Radiation Centre :  WMO has launched a new video on the critical role that the WMO World Radiation Centre plays in “Measuring sunlight.” The video can be found here and (subtitled) here or via the WMO YouTube channel. While the Earth’s climate is influenced by many factors – among them greenhouse gases, ocean temperatures and volcanic eruptions – the sun …

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Industrial Commodities Prices to Rise in 2018

New Delhi (ABC Live) : Industrial Commodities Prices : Prices for industrial commodities are forecast to level off in 2018 after big increases this year, the World Bank’s October Commodity Markets Outlook says. Oil prices are expected to rise to an average of $56 per barrel in the coming year from an average of $53/bbl in 2017 as a result of steadily …

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UNSC Bats for Enhanced Women’s Participation

New York (ABC Live): UNSC; At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable. “We will ensure our prevention initiatives and monitoring include a focus on women’s rights violations …

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Indonesia Becomes the 100th Member of Madrid Union

Geneva  (ABC Live): Madrid Union : In a landmark moment in Madrid System history, the Government of Indonesia has deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Indonesia the 100th member of the Madrid Union. The Protocol will enter into force for Indonesia on January 2, 2018. tarting January 2, local brand owners in …

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Know The WTO Agriculture Committee Mandate

 New Delhi (ABC Live) :  WTO Agriculture Committee :The WTO Agriculture Committee oversees the implementation of the Agriculture Agreement. Its key responsibility is to monitor how WTO members are complying with their commitments. The committee, made up of all WTO members, usually meets three or four times a year. The current chair is Mr. Alf VEDERHUS (Norway). The review process …

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CDP Report Accredits Corporate Low-Carbon Goals

New Delhi (ABC Live): CDP Report : A new CDP Report , formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, shows that a growing number of companies are stepping up their response to climate change by embedding low-carbon goals into their long-term business plans, with many companies intending to ramp up ambition over the next couple of years. Launched just days ahead of …

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Know China Nuclear Power in 21st Century

Vienna (ABC Live): China Nuclear Power : Some countries are introducing nuclear power for the first time; others are expanding their fleet. This will be one of the topics on the agenda of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st century. This article sheds light on China as the fastest expanding nuclear power producer in the world. …

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