Trading partner Canada has established the Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development
(CARD), national and regional adaptation programs that provide assistance to the sector in the area
of research, innovation, capturing market opportunities, environmental sustainability, food safety
and quality, human resource capacity building and rural development.
Current efforts to address climate change focus mainly on reducing emissions of greenhouse
gases, mainly through cleaner energy strategies, and on attempting to reduce vulnerability of
communities at risk by improving infrastructure to meet new energy and water needs. This
report attempts to set out a compelling argument for including ecosystem‐based approaches to
mitigation and adaptation as a third and essential pillar in national strategies to address climate
change. The report is targeted at both Bank task teams and country clients.
In smaller regions such as the Carpathian Basin (located in Eastern/Central Europe), 50 km
horizontal resolution may still not be appropriate to describe the meso-scale processes (e.g.,
cloud formation and convective precipitation). For this purpose on a national level several
RCMs have been adapted with finer resolution (25 and 10 km). Here, results from two of the
adapted RCMs for Hungary are analyzed, namely, models PRECIS and RegCM.
In this paper, first, data and models from PRUDENCE, PRECIS and RegCM are presented.
The olive is one of the most ancient cultivated fruit trees. Olive cultivation has a very long
history which started from the Third Millennium BC (Loukas & Krimbas, 1983) in the
Eastern region of the Mediterranean sea and spread later around the basin following land
and maritime routes to Italy, Spain, North Africa and France. Nowadays there are about 805
million of olive trees, 98% of which are grown in the Mediterranean countries (Tsitsipis et
al., 2009). The foremost consuming countries are also the main olive oil producers.
In Austria, particulate matter is measured in agreement with national legislation as Total Suspended
Particulate (TSP) at more than 110 sites, whereas PM10 measurements are not yet available. It was
assumed that ambient air TSP levels can be attributed to the contribution of local sources and regional
background concentrations. Both of them were modelled separately. The starting point for the
modelling of local contributions was the availability of a spatially disaggregated emission inventory
for nitrogen oxides (NOx).
KI has an exemplary record of achievement in adapting its manufacturing processes to minimise their impact on
the environment. This has been recognised through many regional and national awards, including a Packaging
Reduction Gold Achievement Award Presented by WasteWise in 2006. As an early pioneer of the focus on
indoor air quality KI is a founder member the US Green Building Council and has many of its products certified by
Greenguard for use in LEED accredited environments.
It is important to allow enough time to work through the many issues that will
arise in the outcome management process. Don’t rush—it takes time to do it right!
The working group will almost certainly need many sessions to work through the
issues and questions that inevitably arise. Work by one or more of the working group
members may also be needed between formal meetings to help resolve specific
Exhibit 3 illustrates a schedule for the development of the system from the start
to use of the outcome data collected.
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WWF has long recognised the importance
of the European Union’s regional, agriculture
and rural development as well as
other funds for the environment. With over
€ 80 billion expenditure each year spread
across the 25 European Union member
states, the funds have an enormous potential
to cause environmental damage. WWF
national organisations working closely with
other environmental NGOs have had to be
constantly vigilant over the past 15 years to
see that the funds are spent wisely.
By ensuring through vehicle Type Approval schemes, support and information provided to
manufacturers, that new vehicles, systems and components are designed and
manufactured to the appropriate national, European and international road safety
By working with DfT and BIS policy colleagues, so that VCA’s operational experience
helps their formulation of future standards and schemes plus developing VCA capabilities
and expertise and exploring the potential safety benefits of emerging automotive