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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ICAT Launches Updated Climate Transparency and Reporting Guidance

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Forestry, Forests & REDD, Gas, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, Industrial Development, Investment, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Thailand, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ICAT Launches Updated Climate Transparency and Reporting Guidance

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2018: The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) has published updated guidance to help countries assess the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, sustainable development, and transformational change impacts of their policies and actions. The guidance, updated in May 2018, enables countries to determine which guidance and tools best suit […]

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MIL-OSI USA: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Collins and King to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission Clears Key Committee Hurdle

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Aid, america, Americas, Business, Commerce, Culture, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, MIL OSI, NATO, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Trade, United States, United States of America, United States Senate, United States Senator for Maine Susan Collins, USA  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI USA: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Collins and King to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission Clears Key Committee Hurdle

Source: United States Senator for Maine Susan Collins Washington, D.C. – The Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously approved an amendment to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) through 2023 in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill.  The adopted amendment is based on legislation coauthored by U.S. Senators Collins (R-ME) […]

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MIL-OSI USA: UConn Researcher Weighs in on USDA’s Statement on GMOs

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7 OSI, america, Americas, College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources, Crude, Culture, English, Environment, Exploration, Forestry, Gas, Health, Hot Topic, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - USA, Oil, Open Source Intel, Research, Science, Technology, United States, United States of America, US State Governments, US State of Connecticut, USA  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI USA: UConn Researcher Weighs in on USDA’s Statement on GMOs

Source: US State of Connecticut When Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement on GMOS this spring explaining that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not plan to regulate plants created with technologies – including CRISPR – that are already in use and greatly speeding up the process of editing genomes, it […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Crown Estate Bill proposed by Scot Gov maintains a feudal relic; radical overhaul needed, warns Wightman

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Aid, Business, Commerce, England, English, Europe, Forestry, great britain, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Greens, UK Politics, United Kingdom, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Crown Estate Bill proposed by Scot Gov maintains a feudal relic; radical overhaul needed, warns Wightman

Source: Scottish Greens Tue 19 Jun, 2018 To date the Crown Estate has been remote and unaccountable, and sadly it seems most parties at Holyrood are content with a business-as-usual approach to this feudal relic when it really needs a radical overhaul. Andy Wightman MSP Scottish Green MSPs will today (19 June) warn that the […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: CER announces seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction results

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Federal Government, Australian State Governments, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Exploration, Forestry, Gas, Health, Investment, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mining, NATO, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: CER announces seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction results

Source: Australian Department of the Environment and Energy CER announces seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction results The Clean Energy Regulator has announced the results of the seventh ERF auction. At this auction, the Regulator awarded 32 carbon abatement contracts to deliver over 6.7 million tonnes of abatement, at an average price of $13.52 per tonne. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Overseas Investment Amendment a dog of a Bill

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Business, China, Commerce, Culture, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, Labour, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Political Parties, Politics, Singapore, Trade, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Overseas Investment Amendment a dog of a Bill

Source: National Party The Government’s Bill to ban foreign buyers is a textbook example of bad law-making and the changes made at select committee will do nothing to alter the fact it’s a dog, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “National, along with countless experts, has repeatedly told Labour that the number of foreign buyers […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Foreign buyer screening law reported back

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Business, Commerce, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Open Source Intel, Politics, Singapore, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Foreign buyer screening law reported back

Source: New Zealand Government The Bill putting in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing houses has been reported back to Parliament by the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.  “This law will ensure that the market for our homes is a New Zealand market not an international one,” Associate Finance Minister David […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: High-quality forestry investment welcomed

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Open Source Intel, Politics, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: High-quality forestry investment welcomed

Source: New Zealand Government New legislation that brings forestry rights into the overseas investment regime will help promote high-quality foreign investment that puts more emphasis on genuine benefits for New Zealanders, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. “The Bill recognises the importance of forestry to New Zealanders and I’m confident it’s struck the right balance that […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: North Sea fisheries: Council adopts multiannual management plan

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Business, Commerce, Council of the European Union, Culture, English, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, fish, Fisheries, Forestry, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: North Sea fisheries: Council adopts multiannual management plan

Source: Council of the European Union .lenzu@consilium.europa.eu” itemprop=”email”>Maria Daniela Lenzu Press officer . The new measures will target key species covering more than 90% of the landings in the area (ICES divisions 2a, 3a and subarea 4) and being at risk of over-exploitation, as well as their by-catches. The North Sea basin is a complex […]

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MIL-OSI USA: Casey Secures Wins for PA Farmers, Families in 2018 Farm Bill Legislation

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Aid, america, Americas, Banking and Finance, Commodities, Culture, English, Environment, Forestry, Health, MIL OSI, NATO, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, United States, United States of America, United States Senate, United States Senator for Pennsylvania Bob Casey, USA, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI USA: Casey Secures Wins for PA Farmers, Families in 2018 Farm Bill Legislation

Source: United States Senator for Pennsylvania Bob Casey Washington, D.C. – As the text of the 2018 Farm Bill was just unveiled, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, is announcing a number of critical wins for Pennsylvania farmers, families and rural communities. Among other […]

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