“Social Welfare” offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused
selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics. Its interdisciplinary approach
and comparative perspective promote examination of the most pressing social welfare
issues of the day. The book is divided in three sections.
Over the past 30 years, environmental policies and related reporting activities adopted by OECD countries have
steadily evolved. This evolution has been largely driven by increased public awareness of environmental issues, their
international aspects and their linkages with economic and social issues. Initially the demand for environmental
information was closely related to the definition and implementation of environmental policies and their effects on the
state of the environment.
Against this backdrop, UNEP has developed the Medium-term Strategy 2010–2013 in consultation with
the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives, the secretariats of UNEP-administered multilateral
environmental agreements and representatives of civil society and the private sector.
The Medium-term Strategy sets out the next phase in the evolution of UNEP as it becomes a more
effective, efficient and results-focused entity, meeting the expectations of Governments and its
stakeholders in responding to global environmental challenges and opportunities. ...
Media monitoring and response to erroneous statements:
National statistical agencies may wish to establish a system to
monitor the news media which serve them regularly. This is
fundamental to measuring how extensively the media have
covered the releases of new statistical information, and how
accurately the information has been reported.
In instances where journalists misinterpret or erroneously report
the data, it can benefit the national statistical organization to
request a correction in the media, either informally or formally.
This volume grew out of a study group on corporate governance at the Research
Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in 2002. The project was
motivated by a concern to take stock of the changes underway in corporate
governance in Japan. Our feeling was that the conventional understanding about
the Japanese Wrm was increasingly becoming outdated.
Athletic activities and recreational exercises are the phenomena of modern civilized societies. The
Citius, altius, fortius
may translate better today as “even faster, even higher, even
stronger.” If we consider that many sport participants are professionally involved and that sport has
become big business and top entertainment in our society, we can understand how sport can place
demands on an athlete. At the same time, during the last few decades, recreational exercise has
become most people’s daily lifestyle.
Among the 22 indicators that underpin the international target to ‘reduce the rate of
loss of biodiversity’ is one covering trends in invasive alien species. This Handbook,
the fruit of a three year European Union-funded project, will make a significant
contribution to a wider understanding of these trends as they relate to the continent
The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society
expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy
needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race
will require an improved understanding of the environment as well as of technological
solutions, mindsets and behaviors in line with modes of development that the
ecosphere of our planet can support.
Where relevant, account should be taken of possible socio-economic impacts of research,
including its intended and unintended consequences and the inherent risks and opportunities.
A sound understanding of this issue should be demonstrated both at the level of research
design and research management. In this context, where appropriate, the projects should
ensure engagement of relevant stakeholders (e.g.