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SD Bulletin 42

Send date: 2011-11-03 12:37:29


SD bulletin 42
Sino-Italian Advanced Training Program - November 2011
Coming Up Next at VIU

Three SICP advanced training courses are going to be held in November here at the VIU. Two organised together with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and one with the Chinese Ministry for Environmental Protection.
Industrial Eco-Revolution: ECOMONDO 2011
The 15th edition of ECOMONODO, the International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development, will be held in Rimini (Italy) on November 9-12, 2011. This is one of the most important fairs on green technologies and lifestyles both at national and international level.
Promoting Efficient Waste Collection and Recycling in Italy
A nation-wide event promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, CONAI (National Consortium for Packaging) and ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) was held in October with the aim to involve citizens in a correct and efficient way to recycle waste.
Italy's Biggest Photovoltaic Rooftop Installation
A record-breaking photovoltaic rooftop installation has been inaugurated in Padua, Italy. It is the largest in Italy (12.3 million W) and is situated on the roof tops of 18 buildings and 7 car park shelters of the logistics firm Interporto di Padova.
Carbon Crediting for Restoring Degraded Grasslands
A new methodology for supporting sustainable livelihoods, while trapping atmospheric carbon and helping to slow down global warming, has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the World Agroforestry Centre.
Offshore Oil and Gas Activities: a European Parliament Resolution
The EU Parliament just approved a resolution on facing the challenges of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities. The EU Parliament recognizes the Member States' prerogative for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources, but it also highlights the necessity to regulate them in a stricter and more effective way.
Nine Sites Added to Global Geoparks Network
The Global Geoparks Network Bureau admitted nine new members from seven countries, including two Chinese and one Italian sites. To be selected as a Geopark, sites must contain geological heritage of exceptional scientific and educational importance, rarity or beauty.
Landscape Fragmentation in Europe: a EEA Report
Landscape fragmentation is leading to an alarming decrease in wildlife populations. The recent report "Landscape fragmentation in Europe", the result of a collaboration between the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the European Environment Agency (EEA), is the first attempt to estimate the extent of landscape fragmentation in the continent using a scientifically sound method.


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