Environment and development

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  • The Commission is addressing governments, directly and through their various agencies and ministries. The congregation of governments, gathered in the General Assembly of the United Nations, will be the main recipients of this report. The Commission is also addressing private enterprise, from the one-person business to the great multinational company with a total economic turnover greater than that of many nations, and with possibilities for bringing about far-reaching changes and improvements.

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  • The question of population - of population pressure, of population and human rights - and the links between these related issues and poverty, environment, and development proved to be one of the more difficult concerns with which we had to struggle. The differences of perspective seemed at the outset to be unbridgeable, and they required a lot of thought and willingness to communicate across the divides of cultures, religions, and regions. Another such concern was the whole area of international economic relations.

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  • These concerns were behind the establishment in 1983 of the World Commission on Environment and Development by the UN General Assembly. The Commission is an independent body, linked to but outside the control of governments and the UN system.

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  • The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992,1 provided the fundamental principles and the programme of action for achieving sustainable development. We strongly reaffirm our commitment to the Rio principles,2 the full implementation of Agenda 212 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 213.

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  • Early-Onset drinkers or ‘Survivors’ are those people who have a continuing problem with alcohol which developed in earlier life. It is thought that two thirds of elderly problem drinkers have had an early onset of alcohol misuse. However, because of the health risks connected to heavy drinking and dependence on alcohol, the chances of reaching old age are reduced - one estimate is that the life span of a problem drinker may be shortened by on average ten to fifteen years.

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  • Welcome to the Authoritative and Leading Edge Content for Sustainable Development. The practice of sustainable development is becoming widespread in all industries around the globe today, and both small and large firms are realizing the benefits provided by sustainability. The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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  • This report was prepared by a team from the OECD's Information Economy Unit of the Information, Communications and Consumer Policy Division within the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. The contributing authors were Chris Bruegge, Kayoko Ido, Taylor Reynolds, Cristina Serra- Vallejo, Piotr Stryszowski and Rudolf Van Der Berg. The case studies were drafted by Laura Recuero Virto of the OECD Development Centre with editing by Elizabeth Nash and Vanda Legrandgerard. The work benefitted from significant guidance and constructive comments from ISOC and UNESCO.

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  • But there is another potential impact for the environment and nature conservation which is a much more positive one. The 1999 structural fund regulations for the first time recognised that the funds could be used for the protection and improvement of the environment (emphasis added). This change in wording was extremely significant – for the first time the doors were open to local and regional authorities and national governments to start putting forward environmental and nature programme proposals which meet the European Union’s cohesion policy objectives set out in the Treaty.

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  • The problem of reconciling environmental protection with economic and social viability was a key concern of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 1992. The Conference, known as the Earth Summit, led to the establishment of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. The Commission is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Conference programme of action, Agenda 21, at the local, national, regional and international levels.

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  • A gender audit is essentially a “social audit”, and belongs to the category of “quality audits”, which distinguishes it from traditional “fi nancial audits”. It considers whether internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are effective and reinforce each other and whether they are being followed. It establishes a baseline; identifi es critical gaps and challenges; and recommends ways of addressing them, suggesting possible improvements and innovations. It also documents good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.

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  • Following the vote of the EU Parliament plenary session of 11 November 2010, and without formally waiting for the entry into force of the Directive expected for mid-2011, work on the implementation phase has started. This work will span more than two years, and will consist of two main pillars: Member States will draft their implementing legislation while the Commission and ESMA (former CESR)6 will work on so-called “Level 2” measures or technical and regulatory guidelines for implementation.

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  • The aim of the descriptive approach is to place a large number of films into a small set of groups based on common characteristics such as theme or visual style. This means concentrating on the formal and stylistic qualities of films. Try the following introductory exercise to familiarise yourself with this approach: The functional approach to genre, focuses instead on the role genre plays in society itself. The Functional approach examines film and the viewing of films as a shared, social ritual, with different audiences sharing common expectations and experiences.

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  • As an artist, educator and gallery director, I’ve spent many hours looking at and thinking about art and art making. Often I’m looking for inspiration for my own work or for a curatorial idea I have brewing. Many times I’ve sent stu- dents to look someone up, so they can better understand the artist’s ideas and techniques in order to better inform their own work. This book is a great tool for exactly that process. From beginning to end it contains details about the making process.

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  • The Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children (Working Group), comprised of representatives from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), seeks public comment on a preliminary proposal for voluntary principles to guide industry self-regulatory efforts to improve the nutritional profile of foods marketed to children.

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  • significant ramifications for the overall health of seniors. Firstly, seniors tend to turn to their doctors as their primary source of medical information. Secondly, they have, in general, resisted turning to the Internet for their primary medical information seeking needs. These two characteristics are significant due to changing trends in medicine. With HMO’s and hospitals demanding that doctors see a certain number of patients each day, the average amount of time a doctor spends with her patient is fifteen minutes (Belzer 1999, n.p.).

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  • This study was designed to describe the radiological findings of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and to compare the observed findings with findings of drug-sensitive (DS) and non-XDR multidrug- resistant (MDR) TB in non-AIDS patients. Materials and Methods: From September 1994 to December 2007, 53 MDR TB patients (M:F = 32:21; mean age, 38 years) and 15 XDR TB non-AIDS patients (M:F = 8:7; mean age, 36 years) were enrolled in the study. All of the MDR TB patients had received no treatment or less than one month of anti-TB treatment.

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  • The iX Developer software is used to configure iX Panels and PC operated control applications, including applications for EPCs (Industrial PCs) from Beijer Electronics. iX Developer contains all basic functions needed in an application. The functions are tested and developed with customer needs and preferences in focus. Pre-defined objects in iX Developer can be used to create complete process images, providing an overview of a complex application. You can customize the pre-defined objects or create objects of your own.

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  • From the frontage, one would not be able to make out that The Four Seasons is a super– luxury hotel in Mumbai. Located in mid – town, it does not have the aura of a location like Colaba, Nariman Point or a Juhu beach. The hotel realized that luxury is not merely offering a fantastic view of the Arabian Sea, but about a superb product – an irresistible combination of rooms, quiet lobby and a boutique hotel feel. The Four Seasons hotel, tried to redefine what luxury actually means by ensuring that a guest, at Mumbai, has the same experience...

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  • While this new era dramatically increased the importance of the physical database design problem, it also exposed the severe limitations of the past techniques. The “expert system” based approach was no longer viable as building an external accurate model of index usage was no longer feasible. Therefore, the approach taken in [40] to use the optimizer’s cost model and statistics was the natural choice. However, even there we faced several key gaps in what [40] offered.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'education and development br sinha', kỹ thuật - công nghệ, cơ khí - chế tạo máy phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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