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Thursday, October 25th, 2007

ESTAT Publication : Sustainable Development Indicators

The EU Sustainable Development Strategy, adopted by the European Council in Gothenburg in June 2001, and renewed in June 2006, aims to reconcile economic development, social cohesion and protection of the environment. Monitoring progress towards this overarching goal is an essential part of the Strategy. The aim of these pages is to present a set

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Eurostat: 2007 Monitoring Report

The Union’s commitment to sustainable development at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 led in due course to an EU-wide sustainable development strategy, which was adopted by the European Council in June 2001 in Gothenburg, and renewed in June 2006. The renewed strategy sets out a single, coherent approach to how

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Progress report on the EU Sustainable Development Strategy

In 2005 the European Council set out principles to guide Europe on a sustainable path of development. These principles include the ongoing need to foster economic prosperity based on an innovative, competitive and eco-efficient economy, protecting and improving the quality of the environment; promoting equity and social cohesion in solidarity with the rest of the

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Carbon Beta and Equity Performance

While institutional investor awareness of climate risk has increased dramatically (e.g. Carbon Disclosure Project, Investor Network on Climate Risk, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, etc.), only a tiny handful have moved beyond rhetoric and shareholder resolutions to take concrete investment action – namely, incorporating climate risk considerations directly and systematically into their actual stock

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Lighting the way: leading scientists sketch roadmap for sustainable energy

Some of the world’s leading scientists have set out a roadmap for achieving sustainable energy, making recommendations in the areas of carbon capture and storage, nuclear energy and biofuels, and emphasising the role of scientists in finding solutions. ‘Science provides the basis for a rational discourse about trade-offs and risks, for selecting research and development

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

GEO 2007-2009 Work Plan

GEO 2007-2009 WORK PLAN – Toward Convergence Disaster-induced losses can be reduced through observations relating to hazards such as: wildland fires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, subsidence, landslides, avalanches, ice, floods, extreme weather, and pollution events. GEOSS implementation will bring a more timely dissemination of information through better coordinated systems for monitoring, predicting, risk assessment, early

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Building Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Development – Innovative Partnerships

Water has historically played a strong role in the economic and cultural development of many great civilizations. More than ever before this continues to be the case in the twenty-first century as we witness the critical nature of water resources in developed and developing nations alike. What is unique about water in this time, however,

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Forest Fires and Northern Communities

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Sustained, Efficient Production of Required Information and Services within Europe

The combined SEPRISE kick-off and GMES Workshop on Services for Marine Operational Forecasting was held in November 2004 generated a list of currently and soon to be available information products and those which are required and thought to be feasible in the longer term. The Workshop also agreed the essential components of ‘best practice’ in

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Report of the UNESCO Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning, November 2006

When the authors of the Preamble to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea wrote this prescient phrase in 1982, few people recognized how relevant it would become to the marine world of today. Scientists are calling increasingly for ecosystem-based management of marine areas and considerable work has already been done on

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