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Labour and Employment Comparative Guide   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : United Nations International Labour Organization
Source: Mondaq - Lebanon has also signed a number of international and Arab labour conventions. For instance, Lebanon has signed the following International Labour Organization conventions, among others: Convention 139/1974 on Occupational Cancer...
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New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Phys.org - Vastly more data and computing power has become available since the current Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections were finalised in 2013. "We have better models now," Olivier Boucher, head of the Institut...
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SUSTAINABLE MARBLEHEAD: A 20/20 Vision for the Future   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Wicked Local - We know, because science has shown us, that the time to act is now. In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the United Nations body dedicated to providing the world with objective, scientific...
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FAO and Egypt develop a risk-based imported food control system for Egypt   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: FAO - To achieve such development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and Codex Alimentarius, and some of the related authorities are...
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Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launched   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : UN - Global Compact
Source: Maritime Executive - The Action Coalition was formed in response to the September 2019 Call for Ocean-Based Climate Action made by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, with additional partners including Global Wind Energy Council and...
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Lebanon regains vote at United Nations after making payment   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: Reuters - Lebanon has regained its full voting rights at the United Nations after paying part of what it owes the world body, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. Under U.N. rules, a country can lose its General Assembly vote...
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Here are the environmental justice stories to watch in 2020   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Grist - As the United Nations Environment Programme found in its Emissions Gap Report in November, “deeper and faster cuts” are needed over this next decade to limit global warming to levels that will allow the planet to...
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Capital to host International Biodiversity Congress   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: The New Indian Express - The theme of the conference is ‘Biodiversity Targets 2020 and Beyond: Status and Aspirations’. The topic was chosen since the UN General Assembly had declared 2011-2020 as ‘United Nations Decade on...
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Packaging Machinery Market Growth to Be 4% to 5% over the Course of Forecast Period 2019-2025   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: WhatTheyThink - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), one-third of the food produced in the world (or 1.3 billion tons) gets wasted. Furthermore, these food losses amount to the loss of a whopping $680...
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Embodied Energy in Building Materials: What it is and How to Calculate It   
January 14, 2020 Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: ArchDaily - All human activities affect the environment. Some are less impactful, some much, much more. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the construction sector is responsible for up to 30% of all greenhouse gas...
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