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Monday, August 27th, 2007

Guidelines for LIFE+ Programme Call for Proposals

EOPORTAL – The European Commission has published draft application guidelines for the 2007 call for proposals under the LIFE+ programme. LIFE+, the new Financial Instrument for the Environment, entered into force in June 2007. It comprises three components: “LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity”, “LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance” and “LIFE+ Information & Communication”. GMES is explicitly

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Russia Plans Massive Investment in Eastern Territories

VLADIVOSTOCK NEWS – A total of 427 billion rubles ($16.6 billion) will be allocated from the federal budget up to the year 2013 for the development of Russia’s Far East and eastern Trans-Baikal territories, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin announced at the first international Pacific Economic Congress in Vladivostok on July 28. The finances will go

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Environment Makes ’Quantum Leap’ in Middle East and North Africa

THE WORLD BANK – In the 1990s, concern for the environment was not a top priority in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Fifteen years later, there’s been a “quantum leap” on the environmental front as the region has moved from zero investment in environmental protection to investments in every country, says Sherif

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Childhood at Risk from Poor Urban Planning

UNITED KINGDOM – Poorly designed road and housing developments are invading children’s space, according to the Government’s advisory body, the Sustainable Development Commission. Large building projects, aircraft flyovers and busy roads are causing excessive noise levels, increased pollution and safety fears, and preventing children from enjoying their local parks and neighbourhoods. Read More.

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Africa: Mapping Can Save Forests

SciDev.NET–Mapping and remote sensing technology can be used by developing countries to conserve forests and biodiversity, say experts. Such ‘geospatial’ technology is helping African countries to conserve forests and identify areas in need of intervention, said scientists at a meeting organised by the Society for Conservation GIS-Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (20 July). Read

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Review: Autodesk Map 3D 2008

AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 is the latest version of the popular engineering GIS program available from Autodesk. This product has been continually refined over the year’s with new functionality added each version. This is no exception for 2008 with several new features added to the program that bridge CAD / GIS integration possibilities. AutoCAD Map

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