Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Zimbabwe: Experts Carrying Out Research on GMOs

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: Zimbabwe is yet to adopt genetic modification technologies on a commercial basis pending the outcome of consultations with stakeholders.

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Kenya: ‘Push-Pull’ Pest Control to Reach More Farmers

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: “Push-Pull” pest control uses intercropping, the use of plants working in conjunction to keep insect pests from food crops, as a viable alternative to insecticides and pesticides.

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U.S.: SEC Regulations Requiring Disclosure of Conflict Minerals

The U.S. conflict minerals disclosure requirements will trigger a review of many companies’ supply chain management policies to implement the source-of-origin requirements that the use of these materials will trigger.

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U.S.: Liberian Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $2.4 Million

Cardiff Marine, Inc., a Liberian-registered shipping company, was sentenced to a $2.4 million fine and 3 years probation under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

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U.S.: President Signs Into Law Conflict Minerals Legislation

Apart from the financial market regulatory reforms, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act imposes on many manufacturers new requirements relating to “conflict minerals.”

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U.S.: California Becoming the Locus of Carbon Markets

The key to reducing the rates of tropical deforestation is to make the forests more valuable standing than cleared. REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degredation) programs, which attempt to put a market value on carbon stored in forests, create economic opportunity within a cap-and-trade program. REDD in California is alive and well; the state’s economy-wide cap-and-trade program is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2012.

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Zambia: Unsolved Riddle of Sustaining Water Utilities

Sebastian Chilekwa’s job title at the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company is “Managing Director of Dilemma”. Or it should be.

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