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Governments Adopt ‘Florence Declaration’ and Agree to Work Closer to Advance Geothermal Energy

Milestone meeting moves nations closer to unlocking more than 200GW of global geothermal energy potential   Florence, Italy, 12 September 2017 —Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this

Many governments in Asia Pacific fail to stop corruption; 900 million people are paying bribes – Transparency International 

Approximately 900 million – or just over one in four – people living in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, including some of its biggest economies are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services, according to a new public opinion poll from the anti-corruption movement Transparency International. Transparency International spoke to nearly 22,000

Governments failing to enact even modest biodiversity targets, warns Greenpeace at biodiversity summit

Cancun, 4 December 2016 – The 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, meeting in Cancun from 4-17 December, will review progress made towards the implementation of previous key commitments, especially the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020” and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, agreed in 2010. Commenting on the

Corruption on the rise in Africa poll as governments seen failing to stop it

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ESTIMATES 75 MILLION AFRICANS PAID A BRIBE IN THE PAST YEAR A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as failing in their duty to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals, according to a new opinion poll from Transparency International.

UN Climate Deal Will Create Jobs and Growth: Global CEOs Pledge Support for Governments 

UN Climate Deal Will Create Jos and Growth: Global CEOs Pledge Support for Governments Heads of 78 major businesses promise support and urge world leaders to reach an “ambitious” global climate deal The CEOs, who represent $2.13 trillion in revenue – equivalent to India’s GDP, say that an economically sustainable shift to a low-carbon future

The steel industry calls for a reinforced partnership with governments for a sustainable future

  Brussels, 29 July 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on environmental change highlighting steel’s contribution to a low carbon society and the need for stronger partnership between governments and the steel industry. Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said: “The steel industry is CO2 and energy intensive by

GLOBAL STEEL INDUSTRY CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE ACTION

  AGAINST CHINA´S NEW STEEL POLICY AND OVERCAPACITY Joint Statement There is a strong consensus against the rising tide of exports from state-owned, supported or controlled steel industries, as was once again demonstrated at the recent meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Steel Committee in early May.   The reports shared at

Global steel industry calls on governments to take action against China’s new steel policy and overcapacity

There is a strong consensus against the rising tide of exports from state-owned, supported or controlled steel industries, as was once again demonstrated at the recent meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Steel Committee in early May. The reports shared at the meeting in Paris by the national steel industry associations

Gemalto acquires Trüb AG’s secure document business further strengthening its world leadership in digital identity programs for governments

Dubai, February 11, 2015 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the secure document business from Trüb AG.   Trüb has a 150 year history of secure printing. Headquartered in Aarau, Switzerland, it has been a pioneer in eco-friendly

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO CRACK DOWN ON FOREIGN BRIBERY

ONLY 4 COUNTRIES ACTIVELY ENFORCE 15 YEAR-OLD RULES DESIGNED TO KEEP GLOBAL TRADE FAIR Many leading economies are failing to stop their companies from spreading corruption around the world, anti-corruption group Transparency International warned today in its annual progress report on enforcement of the OECD anti-bribery convention. Fifteen years after the entry into force of the convention,