Measuring environmental, social and governance risks


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In Ethiopia, negotiations are organized behind the scenes between the government and the rebels of Tigray _ En Ethiopie, des négociations s’organisent en coulisse entre le gouvernement et les rebelles du Tigré


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the insurgents in the north of the country should meet around the same table in Tanzania from the end of June.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony honoring members of the Federal Police in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 5, 2022. 
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After the truce, peace? As humanitarian aid trucks have been pouring into Ethiopia ‘s rebel northern province since March , Abiy Ahmed’s government and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) insurgents are now reportedly considering negotiations. According to several African and Western diplomats, discussions could begin as early as the end of June in Tanzania, probably in the city of Arusha, known for having already hosted the Rwandan peace process in 1993…

Staff and Management of Hawassa University College of Agriculture just moved into a new landmark building Complex. The New offices, a better working environment


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What Are the Five Major Types of Renewable Energy?


Renewable energy is the foundation of the ongoing energy transition. What are the key types of renewable energy, and how do they work?…

School Libraries Matter Initiative: Changing Lives & Building A Better Tomorrow


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European Commission and United States sign cooperation arrangement on preparedness and response to public health threats


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Following the statement by President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden marking the second Global COVID-19 Summit, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have signed an arrangement to strengthen cooperation on preparedness and response to public health threats. This will enable the Commission and the U.S. to work together on a broad range of topics to jointly tackle health emergencies, contributing to establishing a strong global health architecture.

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said: “Today’s first transatlantic arrangement on cooperation in the area of health is an important step in our already close working relationship with the US to counter COVID-19. We share broad mutual interests in the control and prevention of infectious diseases globally. Today we put this cooperation on new…

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Theme for Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice


“Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 24-30).

Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them…

An important thing The Guardian and PETA can do to protect primates


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June 8, 2022

In January 2021 a UK news outlet, The Guardian, wrote about new guidelines aimed at reducing the trade and acceptance of nonhuman primates as pets. The particular focus, following evidence and recommendations from international primatological societies, was on posting and dissemination of photos in which scientists and others–including “celebrity primatologists”– pose with nonhuman primates. The guidelines were simple:

Celebrity primatologists and scientists have been urged not to post selfies with chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates on social media to help conservation efforts for threatened species.”

The article illustrated the point with a picture of primatologist Jane Goodall holding a toy monkey. The illustration is effective, in part, through the unspoken contrast with iconic photos of Goodall holding infant chimpanzees she studied in Africa (for example- here, here, here, here) and more recent widely-circulated photos showing her kissing and hugging chimpanzees.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/24/no-more-monkey-selfies-scientists-told-images-could-drive-pet-trade-aoe

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Microbiology Society launches open research platform


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Access Microbiology has been re-launched as an open research platform and is now open for submissions. It is free to submit and publish on the platform during the first year of launch, so submit early to take advantage of this. (APCs apply thereafter for those not covered by an R&P deal).

As a sound science, open research platform, Access Microbiology offers a new service for members of the community to disseminate their work rapidly, transparently and rigorously. It supports the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, case reports, software development, educational and outreach methods, and interdisciplinary work and welcomes work from all branches of microbiology and virology.

Where the Access Microbiology journal operated under a single-blind peer review model and only the published Version of Record was made publicly available, the new open research platform turns the entirety of…

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