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IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 44 | 13 Oct 2017 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 14. October 2017 - 6:41
On Friday, 13 October, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 44), which runs from 9 to 13 October 2017, from the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy

IISD/ENB @ CITES SC69 | 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 | Geneva, CH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 14. October 2017 - 6:33
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, will cover the 69th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), from 27 November to 1 December 2017, from Geneva, Switzerland

The city of the future will be shaped by standards

News from ISO - 13. October 2017 - 15:14
Smart cities are more than just a buzzword. With expanding urban areas expected to host up to 70 % of the total world population by 2050, they are a necessity. “Standards make cities smarter” is the theme...

Government won’t resist pressure to spend

News from India - 13. October 2017 - 7:00
There are already signs of this: In response to a public outcry about fuel prices, the govt cut taxes on petroleum—although fuel taxes had gone a long way towards paying for govt’s spending over the past few years

IISD/ENBOTS @ CMS COP12 | 23-26 Oct 2017 | Manila, PH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 13. October 2017 - 6:22
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin on the Side (ENBOTS) Meeting Coverage, will cover selected side events at the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) - Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife & People, from 23 to 26 October 2017, from Manila, the Philippines

IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 44 | 12 Oct 2017 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 13. October 2017 - 5:49
On Thursday, 12 October, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 44), which runs from 9 to 13 October 2017, from the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy

IISD/ENB+ @ Las2017 | 12 Oct 2017 | Warsaw, PL | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 13. October 2017 - 3:20
On Thursday, 12 October 2017, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered Las2017 - Joint Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) European Forestry Commission, from 9 to 12 October 2017, from Warsaw, Poland

Why the economic slowdown, and how to fix it?

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 23:18
The ministry of finance is caught in a deficit fetishism that seeks to limit the fiscal deficit to 3.5% of GDP

Japan’s cult of quality control is out of control

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:35
Kobe Steel’s admission that it falsified quality certificates for metal products sold for cars, aircraft and trains has led to a familiar bout of soul-searching in Japan

Let’s make rural India smart, one app at a time

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:29
With the government gung-ho about a Digital India and Smart India, here are a few apps that it can develop to bring in accountability, transparency, efficiency

CEOs must view cybersecurity holistically

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:20
With the growing sophistication of the cyberworld and the rapid pace of cyberattacks, cybersecurity is more than a technology risk

Realty blues

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:13
The idea of bringing real estate under the ambit of GST is logical, but the compliance costs and regulatory burden must be kept as low as possible

Tepid demand for latest iPhone a concern for Apple

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:09
As per early data, the number of Apple’s mobile subscribers that had swapped out old smartphones for newer models fell by 900,000 from the third quarter of 2016

CPI (Maoist) faces fracture rather than oblivion

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:09
If there is dissension over the chain of command when the old CPI (Maoist) leadership gives way to the new, it could do so as splintered entities, not as a rebel conglomerate

When buying shapes the narrative

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:01
Our purchases whether intentional or impulsive say something about us

Election may fix Japan’s Toyota problem

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 20:00
Even if Japan’s Shinzo Abe holds on to power in the 22 October snap election, the Yuriko Koike effect will force Tokyo to get serious about raising competitiveness

Moving towards a user data rights regime

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 19:58
A system of user data rights will balance the reality of new technologies and increased data processing with the need to limit harms

GST job credits: a fiscal measure to incentivize job creation

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 19:57
Attempts to correct the economic situation in the next few months only by spending more may end up creating an inflationary situation

The wrong approach to environmental regulation

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 19:49
The elected government is in the best position to elicit scientific and economic inputs and take a call even if it involves expending political capital

The false inevitability of history

News from India - 12. October 2017 - 19:46
Historical events, such as colonialism and later its fall, are inevitable only in hindsight

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