Tropical deforestation

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Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics

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The BBC World Service - Nigel Chapman
Nigel Chapman is Director of BBC World Service. He is responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international radio broadcaster and its new media operations. He has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years.
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Is it all Doom and Gloom? - Bob Satchwell
Bob Satchwell is Executive Director of the Society of Editors. He is an experienced speaker, debater and lecturer on media issues, press freedom, freedom of information, business ethics, leadership, business in the community and strategic public relations. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Bob talking about doom and gloom in the media world.
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Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
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Jepson School of Leadership Studies Prelude Ceremony 2014
The Jepson School of Leadership Studies welcomes its Class of 2017 at Prelude, the induction ceremony for newly admitted students. 11.03.14
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Fixing the financial system
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at London Business School, discusses why we can not wait to fix the financial system, despite not fully understanding the origins of the crisis
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Back-bench rebels
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
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Antiretroviral treatment programmes in Nepal: Problems and barriers.
The main aim of this study is to identify barriers and obstacles to providing and expanding ARV programmes in Nepal. Materials and methods: A qualitative approach consisting of in-depth interviews with three groups of stakeholders: policy makers, ARV service providers and ARV recipients were carried out. The transcripts were analysed using a thematic approach. Results: The estimated number of people in need was high compared with people currently receiving ARV in Nepal. With regards to the prope
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No case for business as usual?
Mr Craig Bennett, Deputy Director of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Dr Douglas Crawford-Brown, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, and Mr Paul Turner, Head of Sustainable Development for Lloyds Banking Group's Wholesale Division, agree businesses need to embrace "radical" change.
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Conflicted Societies, Memory and the Visual Arts [Audio]
Speaker(s): Miriam de Búrca, Ruth Goddard, Adela Jušic, Jonathan Watkins, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse | Artists from Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia will reflect upon the impact of violent conflict on their work. The event includes screenings of Dogs have no religion by Miriam de Búrca, and The Sniper by Adela Jušic, as well as images from Ruth Goddard’s work The/My persistent past/history. Miriam de Búrca is a visual artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ruth Goddard is a London-based
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GLS 2010 panel highlights 3: The future of work
Lynda Gratton, Warren East, Andy Green, Jasmine Whitbread and Rakesh Bhasin discuss the five key factors that will influence the way we work - technology, demographics, social trends, carbon and globalisation
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From Knowledge to Compassion Action, Part 2
A "Day of Science and Learning" with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and part of the Seeds of Compassion tour on Friday April 11, 2008 from 12:30 -- 2:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama joined leaders in the area of compassion and empathy for a wide ranging discussion of how parents and educators can bring compassion into the lives of children and families. Held on the University of Washington campus, the event included Mark Greenberg, director of Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Developme
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UNCTAD Virtual Institute

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Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Topics (VASAT)

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World summit on sustainable development

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Potential role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for fisheries management purposes:

pdfA summary of research commissioned by Defra investigating the potential role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in ensuring sustainable exploitation of fisheries. The three projects summarised are: "Marine protected areas for management of temperate North Atlantic fisheries" (
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Center for Forestry. University of California, Berkeley

thumbnailThe Center for Forestry is a department of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley. The website provides information on research projects, past and present and also provides full-text access to the proceedings of the annual Blodgett Forest Resear
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Fodder Beets

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Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte, CEO, President, Chairman and Founder of Right Now Technologies Greg Gianforte has led RightNow from its founding in 1997 to 9 consecutive years of revenue growth, 19 consecutive quarters of cash-flow positive performance and a successful IPO. His market vision, leadership, entrepreneurial philosophy and commitment to ethical business practices has enabled RightNow to consistently grow?during a period when many other software companies have stumbled?and to achieve remarkable leve
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