Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 296

Posts Tagged ‘biological’

Conservation of marine biological resources

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 gennaio 2018

corte di giustizia europeaBruxelles. The Commission has decided to issue a reasoned opinion to Portugal on account of non-respect of the exclusive internal and external EU’s competence for the conservation of marine biological resources.
The EU has an exclusive competence in the area of the conservation of marine biological resources under the common fisheries policy (Article 3 of Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, TFEU). The powers assigned to the EU on the internal level also give the EU exclusive competence to enter into international undertakings with other States and/or international organisations for the purposes of conserving marine biological resources. The demarches undertaken by Portugal towards the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) are in breach of the exclusive competence of the EU. They have been undertaken in the context of an already on-going process at NEAFC, initiated with the full support of the EU, which aims to prevent significant impacts of bottom fishing activities on vulnerable marine ecosystems. The Commission is of the opinion that such an approach breaches EU law. If Portugal does not reply satisfactorily within two months, the Commission may refer the matter to the Court of Justice of the EU.

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Alion to Support U.S. Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Defense

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 gennaio 2018

washingtonWashington. The evolving threat of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield weapons (CBRNE) is a reality at home and abroad. Countering these threats requires rapid research and solution development to ensure the safety of our war fighters and of American citizens. Alion is pleased to announce that it will assist the Department of Defense (DoD) with research and development against CBRNE weapons as the prime contractor on a potential $8.3 billion IDIQ contract vehicle. This work will be delivered through the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense’s (JPEO-CBD) Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) omnibus contract.“It’s exciting to know that our R&D history and agile engineering expertise can come together through the JE-RDAP contract to put life-saving products into the hands of our warfighters,” said Jeff Murter, Deputy Group Manager for the company’s Rapid Solutions Group. “Our work on wearable sensors, modeling and simulation, miniaturization, and other next-gen solutions is exciting in its own regard, but using it to support this client against CBRNE threats means we are engineering solutions with a real mission and real people in mind.”This multi-award, 10-year contract allows for task and delivery orders to extend for up to five years after the expiration of the 10-year base ordering period. Work will include providing CBRNE defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material; radiological/nuclear defense systems; and information systems to the warfighter through November 1, 2027.Through this IDIQ contract vehicle, Alion will continue contributions to America’s CBRNE defense that began during WWII. As global tensions continue to shift and mount, the company’s ability to quickly assess and deliver new solutions will prove critical to the country’s defense and security.

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Biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 Maggio 2016

parisParis May 17, 2016 1:00 PM (GMT+2:00) The press conference will be held during a two-day event that will take place at the Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes in Paris, to assess and present what has been accomplished during the project’s first year of research and to discuss future perspectives. “Social inequalities is killing on a grand scale” said Michael Marmot to describe the impact on health quality caused by socio-economic disparities between people, especially in time of economic depression. A gap that is growing deeper and wider, thus leading to serious consequences in terms of health.The press conference will start at 1:00 PM CET (GMT+2:00) on the Zoom platform and will be attended by some members of the Lifepath project:
– Paolo Vineis (Imperial College, United Kingdom)
– Marcel Goldberg (INSERM, France)
– John Mackenbach (The Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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For international forest protection funds

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 ottobre 2010

Nagoya. Today, at the meeting of the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) being held in Japan, Greenpeace Asia-Pacific released a report explaining why the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in no fit state to receive international funds under a global deal to stop deforestation and mitigate climate change. Greenpeace also presented the Government of PNG with a ‘Golden Chainsaw’ award for demanding unconditional, fast-track money to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) from the international community, even though it continues to destroy rainforests.
Sam Moko, Greenpeace Asia-Pacific Forests Campaigner from PNG, who is in Nagoya to launch the report and announce the award, said:  “The Government of PNG is hungry for international forest protection funds but has no plans to stop destroying its rainforests or to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Under the current direction of this Government, PNG is not ready for REDD.” The new report, ‘PNG not ready for REDD’, recommends that PNG only receives funding when it has enforced a moratorium on all deforestation, tackling both corruption and illegal logging. It also urges donor countries to put strict preconditions on any REDD funds they give PNG, to ensure stringent safeguards are in place to protect biodiversity as well as indigenous peoples’.
At the last REDD+ Partnership meeting in Tianjin, China, PNG was criticised for trying to derail progress on the REDD deal for its own ends. With only weeks until the UN climate summit in Cancun, efforts to fast-track forest protection funds could come to nothing if PNG continues to use its position as co-chair of the negotiations to undermine efforts to ensure the funds are spent effectively.

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