Senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Sun, 2016-06-05 00:00
The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG)'s Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response, taught in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), enables humanitarians to critically reflect on today's crises and conflicts.
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#GenderDay

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2016-03-08 00:00
​Leading global thinkers join experts and practitioners from developing nations to discuss key barriers to women and girls achieving their potential. 

 

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Macroeconomic prospects for low-income developing countries

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2016-02-15 00:00
​ODI is hosting a presentation by the The International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will draw on the recently published report by IMF.
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Macroeconomic prospects for low-income developing countries

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2016-02-15 00:00
​ODI is hosting a presentation by the The International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will draw on the recently published report by IMF.
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Told old trees release more carbon dioxide, bench seeks explanation

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-02-10 13:00
The statement was made by Tarun Johri, Conservator of Forests, defending the approvals granted by the forest department to cut full grown “old trees” in the city. In a bizarre explanation for the “need
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NGT asks Haryana to investigate tree felling in Mangar forest

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-02-10 13:00
Taking a serious view of felling of over 50 trees in the Mangar forest area in Faridabad, the National Green Tribunal has directed Haryana government to investigate the issue and submit a detailed damage
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Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-02-10 13:00
An analysis of above-ground biomass recovery during secondary succession in forest sites and plots, covering the major environmental gradients in the Neotropics.
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‘No evidence’ that EU's illegal timber policy is working

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-02-10 13:00
There is “no solid evidence” that an EU law has done anything to prevent the illegal timber trade or even that it has been implemented, according to a draft commission review seen by the Guardian. Nine
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Tanzania: Moshi to Plant 1.5 Million Trees

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-02-10 13:00
Moshi — Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC) Mr Amos Makalla has ordered Moshi Rural District to ensure it plants 1.5 million trees this year. Mr Makalla reminded Moshi District authorities and the district
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Journeys to Europe: the role of policy in migrant decision-making

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-02-10 00:00

New research on journeys migrants take and the capacity of national migration policies to influence peoples' decisions.

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Why Ban Ki-moon’s report on the World Humanitarian Summit is worth a read

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-02-10 00:00
The Secretary General's report on the World Humanitarian Summit has vision and some bold ideas - but there's a lot of unfinished business.
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Global migration: from crisis to opportunity

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-02-10 00:00
​Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for Migration, leads this #GlobalChallenges event on what needs to happen to address this major global crisis.
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The financial crisis in the Gulf and its impact on South Asian migrant workers

Eldis News - Tue, 2016-02-09 15:05

The financial crisis originated in the United States of America and impacted the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries after a time lag. The falling oil prices, contracting trade and declining private investment flows have adversely affected the GDP growth of the Gulf countries, which in turn affected the flow of migrant labour to and from them and remittances from them.

In this context this study seeks to:

  • assess the impact of the recession on key industries in the GCC economies
  • assess the repatriation of expatriate labourers
  • assess the flow of emigrant labourers and fall in remittances
  • assess the impact of loss of employment on the emigrant households’ in the country of origin; and
  • identify the measures undertaken by various stakeholders to mitigate the adverse effects

 

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Critics fear RSPO's stricter palm oil standards will create two-tier system

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00
The world’s leading body for the certification of sustainable palm oil has created new standards to tackle deforestation, human rights violations and greenhouse gas emissions on certified plantations.
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Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published on Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science,
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Forestry dept plans Tk 247.9m eco-restoration scheme

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00
The Department of Social Forestry has planned a project with the prime objective of establishing plantation for biodiversity enhancement coupled with improving socio-economic condition in the country's
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Secondary Tropical Forests Store More Carbon Than Old-Growth Forests, Researchers Say

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00
Climate change mitigation largely focuses on old-growth tropical forests, but a new study from the University of Minnesota, suggests that regenerated or secondary tropical forests may play a much larger
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3rd rhino killed in Kaziranga this year

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00
JORHAT: Third rhino has been killed by poachers in last 40 days in Kaziranga National Park of Assam, a senior forest official said on Tuesday. The poachers killed the female adult rhino in the early
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Banking on resilience: building capacities through financial services inclusion

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2016-02-09 00:00
Financial inclusion has the potential to help vulnerable groups in developing countries become more resilient to climate extremes and global warming.
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