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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 220

Posts Tagged ‘scheme’

Reproduction under new savings scheme

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 maggio 2010

The Danish government until now provided reimbursement for assisted reproduction treatments (ART) with up to three treatment trials for married and unmarried couples, singles and homosexuals. In light of the need to prioritise public expenditure, the Parties agreed this month to implement a legislative amendment, so that Assisted Reproduction Treatment (ART) will no longer be part of the free public health services. ‘This is sad news considering Denmark has always been praised as the benchmark in Europe in terms of access and availability of treatment for patients seeking ART’ said Dr. Søren Ziebe from the University Hospital in Copenhagen, Executive Committee Member of ESHRE and the SIG coordinator of all SIGs at ESHRE. The Danish government has allocated a pool of a mere 50 million Danish Krone (approximately 6.7 million Euros) for groups with special needs only. The cuts in this area will decrease government spending by 200 million Danish Krone (EUR 26.9 million) annually in 2011, 2012, 2013 and thereafter. In 2007, 4.9% of all children born in Denmark were babies conceived with the help of ART, according to the ESHRE European IVF Monitoring Group (EIM). With 2,558 cycles per million inhabitants annually, Denmark has the highest availability of ART in Europe. ‘Every school class in Denmark has two IVF children on average’ said Dr. Ziebe. ‘These changes will have major implications and detrimental effect for childless couples, for fertility clinics and the research environment in Denmark.’:

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The European emission trading scheme

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 ottobre 2009

The Business School at Danube University Krems in Austria has developed a management program specially geared towards the requirements of companies participating in the European emissions trading scheme. Participants receive comprehensive training in a complex field that requires many different skills. All relevant topics from trading with energy and CO2 certificates to legal framework conditions and lobbying are covered in the course. The innovative MBA program starts on 23 November  2009. The European emission trading scheme is an instrument of the EU established to meet the Kyoto targets. It  commits energy-intensive businesses to reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide to the limits covered by their  emission allowances. In the European Union more than 12,000 plants are covered under this scheme. In order to  utilise the emission trading obligation in the best possible way for the sustainable success of the business, knowledge of the flexible mechanisms and strategic options in emission trading as well as in CO2 portfolio management is vital. The new Danube Professional Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Energy and Carbon Management offered by Danube University Krems introduces participants to the basic principles and the legal framework conditions of the Kyoto process and of energy and CO2 management. Further main topics are CO2 portfolio management and the trading in energy and CO2 certificates. Negotiation techniques, lobbying skills and project management complement the program. “The course enables participants to lead and implement energy and CO2 management measures in their companies and to represent the interests of their businesses when dealing with authorities and institutions”, explains the program manager Dr. Andrea Höltl of Danube Business School. Accordingly, the disciplines represented by the international panel of lecturers from both the fields of business and science are many and diverse. The university course in Energy and Carbon Management starts on 23 November 2009.

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