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by AGORA moderator
20 October 2016

In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

Following a reform process initiated by the previous military-backed government of President Thein...

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by AGORA moderator
20 October 2016

Africa Oil Governance Summit was instituted in 2015 to be an annual gathering of Africans and stakeholder in Africa’s oil industry to continuously engage around the governance of the oil and gas resources to transition oil producing countries onto an accelerated development trajectory. The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) recognizes this recurrent dialogue platform to discuss governance issues across...

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by AGORA moderator
19 October 2016

 China released its national plan for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which translates each target...

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by AGORA moderator
14 September 2016

Despite a peace agreement signed last year, Libya remains embroiled in violent conflict. At the heart of the conflict is oil, which accounts for more than 90 percent of government revenue.

The vast majority is produced in the country’s east and south, while the commercial...

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by AGORA moderator
14 September 2016

Diana Harutyunyan is UNDP in Armenia’s foremost Climate Change guru. Between heading an all-star team of experts and giving now-renowned TEDxtalks, Diana’s team have just secured the region’s first investment from the new Green Climate Fund. We sat down with her to find out more…

Diana, you...

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by AGORA moderator
8 September 2016

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has just issued its second REview for Parliamentarians which compiles the latest, relevant information on renewable energy tailored to the interests of legislators. The periodic brief includes essential facts and figures on renewable energy and examples of useful best practices. It is available in...

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by AGORA moderator
7 September 2016

The Republic of Congo (ROC) is a country of competing natural riches. Above ground, nearly 24 million hectares are covered in pristine tropical forests, which provide homes and livelihoods to millions of people, as well as habitats for the gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and other rare species that live among the trees.

Below the soil, there are reserves of metals like zinc, iron, copper and gold, in addition to other valuable minerals. Developing and using these resources could...

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by AGORA moderator
23 August 2016

Huit mois après la fin de la Conférence de Paris sur le changement climatique – la fameuse COP21 –, l'accord a de bonnes chances d'entrer en vigueur d'ici à la fin de l'année 2016. Les pays avaient pourtant normalement jusqu'à 2020.

Depuis la fin de la COP21, le texte de l'Accord de Paris a été signé par 180 États, qui représentent 54 % des émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre.

Pour entrer en vigueur, l'Accord de Paris doit être ratifié par au moins 55 pays représentant...

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by AGORA moderator
23 August 2016

La sécheresse et les inondations soudaines et récurrentes subies chaque année durant les mois d’août et de septembre par les communes de Malanville et de Karimama avec comme conséquences  la perte des récoltes, du bétail, des habitations, la prolifération des maladies hydriques et la destruction des infrastructures sociocommunautaires de développement etc. appellent à une réponse intégrée et durable.

C’est pour accroitre la résilience des populations aux chocs climatiques et leur...

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by AGORA moderator
23 August 2016

Jazmin Burgess, Global Coordinator, Boots on the Ground, UNDP

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are on the frontlines of climate change. With populations often heavily reliant on climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry to drive their economies, the impacts of climate change are amplified. One erratic storm or years of changing growing seasons can wipe out food and water supplies for years or decades.

This has immense social and economic...

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