IPCC claims are melting away The grammatical blunder by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has raised skepticism about the credibility of future reports the committee may produce. RTs Lauren Lyster talked about this issue with Pat Michaels, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute.
Interview with Cecilia Muñoz Cecilia Muñoz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs to the White House, discusses healthcare reform with Ray Suarez. She says President Obama is determined to make sure everyone is covered, and that we have never in our lifetimes been so close to achieving this goal.
Rajendra K. Pachauri chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The IPCC and Al Gore got the Nobel peace prize in 2007 (I was at the premiere screening of An Inconvenient Truth with Al Gore at the Cannes Film Festival 2007), Rajendra K. Pachauri talks about his thoughts on business opportunities in fighting climate change.
Valerie Jarrett at the National Power of Choice Luncheon Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke at NARAL Pro-Choice America's 18th National Power of Choice Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Other speakers included NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan and Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Columnist Cynthia Tucker.
Update from Dave Simone on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC2) on mercury Dave Simone of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology shares his experieinces at the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on Mercury (INC2) which was held in Chiba, Japan from 24 to 28 January, 2011.
ConspiracyTheory, Global Warming, Suppression The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that temperature increases is occurring due to increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases from human activity such as fossil fuel waste and deforestation. A small cooling effect by natural phenomena as solar radiation and volcanism relives the situation. The UN World government IPCC believes the following: That since the advent of the Industrial Revolution there has been an increase in radioactivity in Earth due from CO2, methane, tropospheric ozone, CFCs and nitrous oxide or referred as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, these were caused by human activity. Effects of the products of fossil fuel combustion mainly from CO2 and aerosols have largely contributed more to this in later decades. Since 1750, the concentrations of CO2 and methane have increased by 36% and 148% in which fossil fuel burning has produced about three-quarters of the increase in CO2, and most of the rest is due to deforestation. That major greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at present in percentage that contributes in the greenhouse effect are water vapour at 3670%; carbon dioxide (CO2) at 926 %; methane CH4 at 49 %; and ozone O3 at 37%. Note: Clouds also affect the radiation balance, but they are composed of liquid water or ice and so are considered separately from water vapour and other gases. So in effect that net warming has been driven mainly by non-CO2 and greenhouse gases. The ever increasing global temperature have caused sea ...
IIMSAM -Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition,IIMSAM, is an autonomous Intergovernmental Organization that works to promote the use of Spirulina to counter and eradicate malnutrition worldwide. It strives to make Spirulina a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition, achieve global foodsecurity, and bridge the health divide with a special priority for the Developing and the Least Developed Countries.IIMSAM is headquartered in New York,USA. for more information ;
IPCC Climate Evidence Scutinized Part 1 of 2 There is much scutiny and scepticism over evidence gathered and ***yzed by the InterGovernmental Panel For Climate Change (IPCC). Part 1 explains how many aspects of climate change and scienfic are being questioned. Part 1of 2.
UK approach to the European Union Intergovernmental Conferen Jim Murphy made a statement in the Commons on the FCO White Paper on the UK approach to the European Union Intergovernmental Conference.
Ted van der Gulik, Chair, explains the Water Balance Model Inter-Governmental Partnership Hosted by the City of Surrey, the Metro Vancouver Water Balance Model Forum on March 12, 2009 was co-sponsored by the Water Balance Model Inter-Governmental Partnership and the Green Infrastructure Partnership. The Forum program was built around the HOW question as it pertains to green infrastructure: HOWwill the City of Surrey get it built right? HOW will a consistenet regional approach be achieved in Metro Vanvcouver?
Emissions Mitigation and Climate Stabilization Speaker: Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Location: Princeton University Date: Apr 22, 2008 Jae Edmonds argues that climate stabilization is feasible but will require a fundamental change to the global energy system that can only be achieved by applying an across-the-board price to carbon emissions. Jae Edmonds is a senior staff scientist and technical leader of economic programs at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. He is the principal investigator for the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program. Dr. Edmonds is well known for his contributions to the integrated assessment of climate change and the examination of interactions among energy, technology, policy, and the environment. He has published extensively on global change topics through his books, papers, and presentations. He has served as a lead author for all three major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and numerous interim assessment reports. The "Inside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Science, Policy and Politics" lecture series is co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Rajendra Pachauri - Climate Ally Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) speaks on climate change in support of the Time for Climate Justice campaign. Join him as a Climate Ally at .
Irish TV, Un IPCC under investigation.mov Irish TV news report on the investigation of the United Nations Inter governmental Panel on Climate change
Rajendra Pachauri (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
ASEAN TV features New AIT Charter Signing New charter internationalises Asian Institute of Technology A new era dawned at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 25 August 2010 when the Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Kasit Piromya signed the new AIT Charter. After the signing ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the AIT Charter to countries and intergovernmental organizations for signing and endorsement, a process which would lead to the eventual grant of the status of an intergovernmental organization to AIT. Signing the charter were: Cambodia, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United Nations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed to the Thai cabinet that intergovernmental recognition for AIT would boost Thailand's claim as a hub of international organizations and center of higher learning in the region, and that AIT would also serve as a nexus to promote joint-cooperation among other countries in higher education and research and development in science and technology. The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world. Recognized for its multinational, multi-cultural ...
Lisabon Informal Summit This is a video from the Europa Audio/Visual Service. Lisabon Informal Summit Session of the Intergovernmental Conference: extracts from the heads of State and Governments toasting the reached agreement. LISABON 19/10/2007
Your Seat at the Table We're inviting the American public to take a seat at the table and discuss documents and materials provided during meetings between outside groups and our Transition team. www.change.gov
The Effects of Intergovernmental Grants on State Taxes The Mercatus Center is hosting a breakfast roundtable discussion with Dr. Russell Sobel of West Virginia University and the Mercatus Center on his recent paper, "Do Intergovernmental Grants Create Ratchet Effects in State and Local Taxes?" This paper addresses the question of whether federal funding in a given year results in states beginning new spending programs that then in the future require own-source revenue through state taxes to continue to fund them. During this discussion Dr. Sobel addresses: * If federal grants like the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) can actually increase state and local taxes. * Whether intergovernmental grants create a permanent ratchet in the size of state and local governments in the United States. * The long term implications of federal funding to the states.
Cecilia Munoz, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, at the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2009 Leadership Conference on Immigration Reform. Event was help in Washington DC at the Convention Center on September 14, 2009. By Franklin Garcia
IGAD: Sudan poll free and fair www.ntv.co.ke The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has described south Sudan referendum process as free and fair. IGAD now says it is re-directing its energies on finding a lasting solution on the disputed areas between the North and South to foster good relations. Richard Chacha reports from Juba.
2009/10 Provincial Premier's Awards Finalist - Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat and ICBC Until recently, any BC resident crossing the US border by land or sea only needed to do an oral declaration of citizenship. But as of June 1, 2009, the US required all travelers to present a passport or other approved document when entering the United States from within the western hemisphere. The teams challenge was finding a convenient, cost effective and secure solution to facilitate travel (and trade) with the US that complied with the new requirements. They focussed their efforts on one of the most common forms of travel ID the drivers licence and BC became the first province to develop an Enhanced Drivers Licence (EDL) in full compliance with the new security requirements. Thanks to the project team, BC's EDL now allows residents to cross the US border by land, rail and sea anywhere in Canada.
African Union. The African Union is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002,the AU was formed as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Pan-African Parliament (PAP)To become the highest legislative body of the African Union. The seat of the PAP is at Midrand, South Africa. The Parliament is composed of 265 elected representatives from all 53 AU states, and intended to provide popular and civil-society participation in the processes of democratic governance. The current President of the Pan African Parliament is Hon. Dr. Idriss Ndélé Moussa of Chad.Assembly of the African Union /Composed of heads of state and heads of government of AU states, the Assembly is currently the supreme governing body of the African Union. It is gradually devolving some of its decision-making powers to the Pan African Parliament. It meets once a year and makes its decisions by consensus or by a two-thirds majority. The Chairman of the Assembly was Muammar al-Gaddafi, leader of Libya. [As of Feb. 2010, President [Bingu wa] Mutharika of Malawi assumed the chairmanship of the AU.African Union Authority:The secretariat of the African Union, composed of ten commissioners and supporting staff and ...
Are Humans to Blame for Global Warming? Complete video at: fora.tv Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, dismiss skeptics' claims that humans are not contributing to global warming. ----- California is a leader in the fight against dangerous climate change. But experts say more needs to be done. Much more. What is the state of scientific knowledge about the causes and impacts of global warming? How can the US and fast-growing economies such as China and India reduce carbon emissions to safe levels? Can California consumers, corporations and policymakers facilitate systemic change and spur others to act? What are the costs and what are the opportunities? What role does innovation play? - The Commonwealth Club of California Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (born August 20, 1940, Nainital, India) is an economist and environmental scientist who has served as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. Pachauri is also the director general of the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, an institution devoted to researching and promoting sustainable development. On December 10, 2007, Dr. Pachauri accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, along with co-recipient Al Gore. Mary D. Nichols was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman of the California Air Resources Board in July 2007. She returns to the Air Board 30 years after serving as the Chairman ...
Living with climate change Global warming is happening. Temperatures have already risen by 0.76 degrees since the industrial revolution and are projected to rise further by 1.8 - 4 degrees by the end of the century. The last time climate change happened at this pace was 125000 years ago and led to a 4-6 metre sea level rise. Global warming at the upper end of the scale predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change would have catastrophic consequences for Europe. Up to 30% of plant, animal and bird species would be wiped out and the threat of natural disasters such as landslides, floods and mudslides would increase significantly. Download:
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the need for solar power Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Prize winner and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, testifies before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming regarding the need for solar and other forms of renewable electricity.
Yours to Rediscover: A Conversation on the Future of Ontario in Canada (Part 1 of 3) Globe and Mail national columnist John Ibbitson, outgoing president of the United Way Toronto Frances Lankin, former Ontario deputy minister David Cameron, Kasi Rao, Consulting and Mowat Centre director Matthew Mendelsohn engage in a thought-provoking conversation on Ontario's future role in Canada. Special thanks to our co-sponsor, the Literary Review of Canada. This event preceded the State of the Federation Conference - Shifting Power: The New Ontario and What It Means For Canada, co-hosted by the Mowat Centre and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations. Music, "Fresh Start" by Anitek.
Tammy Duckworth Accepts 2009 AOA Health Care Leadership Award Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, accepts the 2009 AOA Health Care Leadership Award. As she accepts her award, she talks about her experience as a helicopter pilot who was shot down in Iraq and the role her optometrist played in saving her eyes and vision. She also explains how her optometrist's care was critically important to her medical recovery from very serious injuries.
'GLACIER-GATE' The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says a report on the Himalayan glaciers contained errors.
1031 #91 Climate Change Report: Faith vs Science in Tuvalu According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, scientists have predicted that Tuvalu will be largely submerged under the rising sea levels within 50 to 100 years. Along with some other Pacific islands, Tuvalu is vulnerable to climate change, and the situation draws growing concerns from the international community. But we interviewed some Tuvaluans, and it's quite interesting to find different points of view toward the change of climate. Even though they are facing the fierce flooding every year, not all of the Tuvaluans believe that their homeland is going to be drowned. Some of them believe, that God has prepared the best for them. Continuing on Climate Change Report, let's take a look at the change of climate in both the scientific, and religious ways in Tuvalu.
Pachauri: Climate Change Impact on Least Privilaged Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Prize winner and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, testifies before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Lessons from the Climate Wars: The Future of the IPCC Speaker: Gary Yohe, Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of economics at Wesleyan University and Director of the John E. Andrus Public Affairs Center at Wesleyan. Location: Princeton University Date: May 7, 2008 More: Gary Yohe discusses methods for estimating of the costs of climate change and the role of uncertainty, and proposes a strategy for how the IPCC's climate change mitigation group should approach the next assessment. Gary Yohe is a researcher on the economics of climate change and integrated assessment modelling. Among other works, he is an editor of the book "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change", co-author (with Edwin Mansfield) of "Microeconomics: Theory and Applications", and a senior member and coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) The "Inside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Science, Policy and Politics" lecture series is co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Ceremony to Inaugurate the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Dusit Thani Hotel, Cha-am 24 October 2009 The ASEAN Heads of State/Government have adopted the Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration to establish a new ASEAN body the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to further develop cooperation through the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. The leaders have committed to provide US$200000 for the start-up fund to support activities during its first year of operation and to review the Terms of Reference of the AICHR every 5 years to further develop and strengthen the mandate and function of the body. According to the Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on the inauguration of the AICHR, the establishment of the AICHR is an important milestone in the ASEAN community-building process. It will serve as a vehicle for social development and justice for the ASEAN peoples. The AICHR is composed of representatives appointed by ASEAN member states and shall serve a term of 3 years which may be renewable once. Current chairwoman of the UNESCO National Commission in the Philippines Rosario M***o is the Philippine representative. She chaired the HLTF (High-Level Task Force), which drafted the new ASEAN charter that carried the Philippine-initiative creating a human rights body.
Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative at SUU.mov This video looks at the success of 2010 summer season as interns from various departments at Southern Utah University work for agencies of the Federal government.
IRENA, The International Renewable Energy Agency The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization for promoting the adoption of renewable energy worldwide. It aims to provide concrete policy advice and facilitate capacity building and technology transfer. IRENA was formed on January 26, 2009 by 75 founding nations. The aim is to have the agency fully operational by the end of 2010 with an initial annual budget of US$25 million by 2011. As of June 2009, IRENA has 92 Member States.
IPBES Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Anne Larigauderie, executive director of DIVERSITAS, explains why IPBES is important.
UN climate panel admits mistake The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a Nobel Prize winning scientific body tasked with assessing the risk of climate change caused by human activity, has come under fire in recent days for an error in its 2007 report. The panel, which is considered the world's most reliable source of information on climate change, had falsely predicted that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. Rajendra Pachauri, the head of IPCC, has now admitted to a mistake being in arriving at the 2035 prediction, but also defended the fact that the melting is a serious concern. He has accused US lobbying groups for being behind the exaggerated criticism. From New Delhi, Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports on the controversy. [January 24. 2010]
Lord Monckton Says Abolish UN IPCC Margaret Thatcher former science advisor Lord Christopher Monckton calls for the Abolishment of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control and the Prosecution of the UN chief climate scientist Rajendra Pachauri. Heartland Institute Fourth International Climate Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Jerome Corsi reporting for World Net Daily.
IREO - Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization - Sula Costa IREOs vision is to build long-term partnerships with communities, governments, the United Nations, private sector, NGOs, IGOs, academia and think tanks in order to bring sustainability to communities while creating a better and cleaner world.
Tuesday Talks: Veterans Day Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Tammy Duckworth answers your questions on the Administration's commitment to support service members and their families.
Nevada Controller Kim Wallin - BBQ 02 Find out how Nevada is spending your money and read the intergovernmental dependancy report at: controller.nv.gov