Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘educate’

U.S. Fertility Center on Mission to Educate, Give Hope, to Europeans Wanting Children via Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 Mag 2014

The legal landscape around IVF (in vitro fertilization) and surrogacy in European countries cuts off hope for many singles and couples wanting to start or grow their family with the help of a doctor. But an increasing number of Europeans are coming to the United States to seek treatment, giving them hope in the face of significant opposition from their own country’s government. Two leaders in reproductive medicine via surrogacy, New England Fertility and Extraordinary Conceptions, will be visiting Europe in June to meet with potential patients.“Yes, we are eager to grow our business,” Gad Lavy, MD, founder and medical director of New England Fertility, says. “But we are on an educational mission to let people living abroad know that they have options if they want a family,” he adds.Gay couples are taking note, following American gay couples, and heading West to pursue family building via surrogacy. And not far behind are an increasing number of heterosexual couples.“They need treatment that just are forbidden in Europe.  And they go home with their families in tact and are happy they found this option,” Lavy says.Lavy and representatives from Extraordinary Conceptions, including a lawyer specializing in surrogacy, are available for interviews about surrogacy, IVF, their experience working with European patients and clients, and their upcoming trip. A gay German couple, patients of New England Fertility, also are willing to be interviewed.

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Trade War Looms With Failure of the Kyoto Protocol blockquote

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 dicembre 2011

Durban, South Africa – Global trade expert, World Growth Chairman Ambassador Alan Oxley, a former Ambassador to and Chairman of the GATT, warned today that if the imminent failure of the Kyoto Protocol drives the EU to expand use of climate change trade barriers, it could trigger a trade war in which it could be the major loser. Ambassador Oxley’s comments came following a special seminar on Trade and Climate Change today in Durban hosted by the WTO, South African Department of Trade and Industry and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), where World Growth released a new report, “Avoiding Green Protectionism.” The report demonstrates that if officials and negotiators ensured measures they adopted did not impede free markets, they would not need to resort to growth-sapping unilateral trade barriers.
Ambassador Oxley also pointed out airline carbon taxes are not the first EU carbon trade barrier – the EU is already imposing restrictions on imports of biofuels and now timber products. Other members of the WTO, namely Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and the United States have already complained about discriminatory EU restrictions on biofuel imports, noted Ambassador Oxley.“And now Canada’s former Ambassador to the WTO, John Weekes, has called for Canada to file a legal complaint against the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive on similar grounds.“The decade of campaigning for the Kyoto Protocol emboldened environmental groups like Greenpeace and WWF to push for anti-dumping penalties to restrict imports of timber products and now biofuels, such as palm oil.“The illegal logging trade bans are ugly, blunt tools and the wrong response – the incidence of illegal logging worldwide is small and declining. These bans are being promoted by Green groups as part of their global campaign to restrict commercial forestry.“The resort to Green Protectionism is as futile as the effort to secure global support for the cut in emissions mandated in the Kyoto Protocol. If environmental officials had paid attention to this simple fact when the Protocol was negotiated, there might today be on the table the basis for global agreement to reduce emissions which most countries could support.”
World Growth is an international non-governmental organization established to expand the research, information, advocacy, and other resources to improve the economic conditions and living standards in developing and transitional countries. At World Growth, we embrace the age of globalization and the power of free trade to eradicate poverty and create jobs and opportunities. World Growth supports the production of palm oil and the use of forestry as a means to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. World Growth believes a robust cultivation of palm oil and forestry provides an effective means of environmental stewardship that can serve as the catalyst for increasing social and economic development. For more information on World Growth, visit http://www.worldgrowth.org.

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