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Price control is a blunt instrument in healthcare

News from India - 7. March 2017 - 19:25
There must be a comprehensive regulatory framework that looks beyond price caps to ensure quality healthcare coverage for all citizens

Reform of the EUETS Has at Last Made Significant Progress

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Energy Collective - The effective limit on the size of the MSR proposed by Council is an extremely welcome strengthening of the EUETS. However it will still take a long time for the EUETS to become fully effective.

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Guardian - State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged will be worst hit

Under 10 percent of international climate fund cash reaching local projects, study shows

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation News - Less than 10 percent of finance from international climate funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy is reaching local-level projects, finance researchers say.

Arctic sea ice could disappear even if world achieves climate target

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Guardian - Goal of limiting rise in average global temperatures to below 2C may not prevent ice-free Arctic, scientists warn

EU says to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - EU foreign ministers on Monday said the bloc would strengthen diplomacy to promote the fight against climate change in the face of a possible U.S. exit from the Paris agreement.

China premier promises to 'make skies blue again'

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Christian Science Monitor - China's skies will one day be "blue again," vowed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.

Solo conteniendo la subida de temperatura en 1,5ºC, el Ártico podrá salvarse del deshielo

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: ABC - Solo conteniendo el aumento global de la temperatura por debajo de 1,5ºC con respecto al nivel preindustrial el Ártico tendrá posibilidades de no quedar libre de hielo marino al final del verano. Esta es la conclusión de dos matemáticos de la Universidad de Exeter (Reino Unido), quienes han calculado las probabilidades de que esta zona del planeta se mantenga helada teniendo en cuenta la subida del termómetro.

Les glaces de l'Arctique pourraient disparaître l'été malgré l'accord de Paris

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - L'océan Arctique pourrait être « libre de glace » pendant les étés avant la fin du siècle, même si la communauté internationale respecte son objectif de limiter le réchauffement climatique comme prévu par l'accord de Paris conclu en 2015, ont estimé lundi des scientifiques.

Le secteur privé et les ODD

New from UNFCCC - 7. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Project syndicate - Tribune - La réalisation des ambitieux objectifs mondiaux de développement durable (ODD) qui englobent l'éradication de la pauvreté, l'amélioration de la santé mondiale, l'offre d'éducation universelle et la réduction des effets des changements climatiques d'ici 2030 nécessitera d'énormes fonds. L'addition sera bien supérieure à ce que les États peuvent dégager, et l'écart ne peut être comblé par de l'assistance officielle pour le développement, maintenant à hauteur de 132 milliards de dollars par année. La participation du secteur privé ainsi que des marchés financiers modernes sera essentielle.

What women want: The Gandhis list ‘hormonal outbursts’ to Jaunpur utensils

News from India - 7. March 2017 - 10:44
While Maneka Gandhi supported curfews on hostels to protect girls from themselves and their ‘hormonal outbursts, Rahul Gandhi talked about women’s love for utensils

Latest ISOfocus brings benefits of ageing

News from ISO - 7. March 2017 - 9:48
If you think “aged”, “senior” and “elderly” are negative buzzwords, think again! Businesses, large and small, have begun to use the ageing market as a lens through which to view their strategic plans,...

How to adapt to ageing societies

News from ISO - 7. March 2017 - 9:46
The growing average age of populations is not always a burden on society, it can be a rewarding opportunity to enrich communities and our world as a whole. Increasingly, governments and local authorities...

Robots to the rescue!

News from ISO - 7. March 2017 - 9:45
It won’t be long before robots become a normal part of our everyday lives. Soon, our mobile companions will provide everything from coaching to communication to companionship, keeping us independent as...

Enjoy retirement thanks to ISO 9001

News from ISO - 7. March 2017 - 9:45
Supporting our seniors and helping them to maintain an independent lifestyle has been ACPPAʼs mission for over 30 years. To substantiate its approach, the not-for-profit Group that manages care homes and...

The silver economy

News from ISO - 7. March 2017 - 9:45
Eighty is the new 20! A demographic shift is creating the so-called “silver” economy and a new and powerful consumer class. Here, we look at how new products and services meet the needs and expectations...

India’s business pioneers deserve more respect

News from India - 7. March 2017 - 8:42
It’s time India recognizes business pioneers for their contribution to the country’s social and economic development

Bitcoin, gold and the risk of comparisons

News from India - 7. March 2017 - 5:46
Comparing bitcoin and gold is not like apples and oranges (both fruit). Better said, it’s akin to comparing the prices of soybean futures and Intel stock

SpaceX’s moon mission should be Nasa’s wake-up call

News from India - 7. March 2017 - 4:32
Nasa should refocus its considerable resources on autonomous exploration and on doing the basic research necessary to help US space firms like SpaceX succeed


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