COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit
This briefing paper is intended for journalists reporting on the COP15 climate change summit which will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009. The briefing discusses the key processes, main actions and potential results of the meeting as well as covering COP15, its build up and aftermath. The briefing has been reviewed by three international lawyers who participate on national delegations during UN negotiations.
American Society for Industrial Security ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
A subscription based service for members, the website has a glossary of security terms and a list of resources in the subject of security available to the public. In particular, the news room section contains a list of recent press releases. In addition, there are a number of full-text documents on various security issues along with relevant hypertext links to other websites.
ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
Orthogate links There are links to areas which include: commercial sites, case discussion sites, disability sites, email lists and archives, international sites, libraries, meetings information, organisations, academic departments, publications, teaching sites, patient education and links to other sites of related intere
This project site aims to promote effective use of the Internet by the international orthopaedic community by assembling and posting a comprehensive collection of links to orthopaedic sites.
There are links to areas which include: commercial sites, case discussion sites, disability sites, email lists and archives, international sites, libraries, meetings information, organisations, academic departments, publications, teaching sites, patient education and links to other sites of related intere
WorldWideScience : the global science gateway
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway which aims to accelerate "scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals". Users can search the entire portal or restrict their search to specific information sources. WorldWideScience.org is maintained by the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information as the operating agent for the WorldWideScience Allia
Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o
Rural poverty portal
The Rural Poverty Portal is a resource for information sharing provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The website can be searched by topic, region or country and covers topics such as community-driven development, desertification, gender, indigenous peoples, land, livestock, market access, poverty reduction strategies, rural finance, rural institutions, trade liberalisation and water. The website is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Global assessment of nuclear data requirements : the GANDR project
This website provides the full text of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report into the feasibility of creating a tool for the Global Assessment of Nuclear Data Requirements (GANDR) based on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis together with the software for a prototype of the GANDR system. The report is available as a series of Word files.
Fusion evaluated nuclear data library (Dec. 2004)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Data Section has created these updated Fusion Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (FENDL) data files in response to a request from participants at an IAEA Consultants' Meeting held in Vienna, 10-12 November 2003. Data are available for 71 materials relevant for fusion at 300K. The files include an updated version of the FENDL-2 library, the corresponding ACE library for the Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP) family of Monte Carlo codes, the MATXS libra
X-ray and gamma-ray decay data : standards for detector calibration and other applications
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has compiled recommended half-lives and X-ray and gamma-ray emission probabilities for a set of radionuclides identified as appropriate for the efficiency calibration of X/gamma-ray detectors. The decay data files include recommended half-lives; recommended X-ray energies and emission probabilities; recommended gamma-ray energies and emission probabilities; recommended gamma-ray energies and emission probabilities for high-energy gamma rays; and reco
IAEA handbook of nuclear data for safeguards
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has drawn up this handbook of safety data for nuclear materials accounting. It includes: recommended decay data, thermal neutron capture cross section data, resonance integrals and neutron emission yields per fission for relevant actinides and their natural decay products; recommended decay and thermal neutron capture cross section data for some important fission products; recommended fission product yield data for selected actinides; and recommended
Promoting social development and diminishing inequality: Who must be responsible?
Organised by International Consortium for Social Development, to be held at Monterrey Mexico from 2009-07-27 to 2009-07-31
LGA annual conference 2009 : big issues, local solutions
Organised by Local Government Association, to be held at Harrogate International Centre Harrogate United Kingdom from 2009-06-30 to 2009-07-02
International Society for Labour and Social Security Law World Congress 2009
Organised by International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, to be held at Sydney Australia from 2009-09-01 to 2009-09-04
World Social Science Forum : One Planet, Worlds Apart
Organised by International Social Science Council , to be held at Bergen Norway from 2009-05-10 to 2009-05-12
National Children and Adults Services Conference 2009 : rising to the challenge: brighter futures fo
Organised by Local Government Association, to be held at Harrogate International Centre Harrogate United Kingdom from 2009-10-21 to 2009-10-22
Green business and green values: the CIBAM Global Business Symposium
Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. "Sustainable competitiveness" is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government's embrace a different language. Phrases like "business ethics", "environmental protection" and "wealth distribution" are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets aroun
The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
Distributing the downturn
The International Labour Organisation has forecast a rise in unemployment by 20 million world-wide, by the end of 2009. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecast a loss of up to 10 million jobs within the OECD group of countries, and up to 25 million jobs world-wide between 2008 and 2010. However, would a strategy of cutting wages as opposed to cutting jobs in the face of this recession create the conditions for economic recovery? Dr Paul Kattuman believes it
(R&DA 3) Pedagogy on ITT physical education courses to enable trainees to integrate different types
This TDA R&D award supported study of PE secondary trainees at three universities found that there was variation amongst both trainees and mentors in what they understood by 'subject knowledge'. The report concludes that concentrating on what knowledge trainees and mentors consider is needed will produce better PGCE courses.
citizED Secondary Strand: Exploring Citizenship in PGCE
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on exploring citizenship in PGCE courses.