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Monday 26 January 2015

Energy

2011 energy balances and electricity profiles.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Statistics Division

The 2011 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles contains energy balances for about 125 developing countries, showing production, trade, conversion and consumption in energy units for all energy products; and electricity profiles for about 180 countries, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input for selected developing and developed countries.

  • ISBN: 9789210613552
  • 74.00

Foreign Affairs

An atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: geography, economics and security.

West African studies
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Author:
Laurent Bossard (editor)

The Sahara-Sahel has seen recurrent episodes of instability. However, the recent Libyan and Malian crises have intensified the level of violence. These episodes have restructured the geopolitical and geographical dynamics of the region. Cross-border or regional, these contemporary crises require new institutional responses. How can countries sharing this space - Algeria, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Tunisia and all related states such as Nigeria - stabilise and develop? Historically, the Sahara plays an intermediary role between North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Commercial and human exchanges are intense and based on social networks that now include trafficking. Understanding their structure, geographical and organisational mobility of criminal groups and migratory movements represents a strategic challenge. This book hopes to address this challenge and stimulate strategies for the Sahel of the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union or ECOWAS (Economic Community of the States of West Africa) in order to foster lasting peace. The Atlas is based on an analysis of mapped regional security issues and development objectives to open the necessary dialogue between regional and international organizations, governments, researchers and local stakeholders tracks.

  • ISBN: 9789264222342
  • 81.00

IT and Communications

The UK good practice guide to working in safety advisory groups.

The guidance clearly sets out the role of the Safety Advisory Group (SAG), defining how it should be set up as well as identifying who should attend, what events should be considered by a SAG and what an organiser can expect when attending. The guidance focuses on quality assurance of event safety plans and offering sound safety advice to organisers. With the increase in the number, variety and complexity of public events, from street parties to festivals, many local authorities now convene advisory groups for other types of activities which fall outside the legal framework for certificated sports grounds. This document seeks to provide guidance which could be applied to both types of advisory groups, reflecting the distinctive roles and status of each

  • ISBN: 9780117082731
  • 25.00

Social Issues

TUNZA: acting for a better world - GEO 5 for youth.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Environment Programme

Written by youth for youth, TUNZA: Acting for a Better World is based on the United Nations Environment Programme's flagship environmental assessment, Global Environment Outlook: Environment for the Future We Want (GEO 5). It examines a variety of trends related to the Earth's system, and explores whether internationally agreed environmental goals - such as those on climate change, biodiversity loss and dangerous chemicals - are being achieved. Despite numerous global, regional and national commitments, there has been little significant progress in reversing environmental decline in almost all areas of scrutiny. Yet, there is a note of hope. TUNZA: Acting for a Better World highlights the efforts of young people to protect the Earth's atmosphere, land, water and biological diversity. It shows how youth are taking action - today - to build a better tomorrow.

  • ISBN: 9789280733228
  • 20.00

Transport

Report on the Off-Street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Bill: together with the minutes of proceedings of the Committee relating to the report and the minutes of evidence: sixth report session 2011/2015.

Northern Ireland Assembly reports - 214/11-16.
Author:
Trevor Clarke (chairperson)

The Off-street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Bill was introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 13th October 2014 was referred to the Committee for Regional Development the Committee/CRD) for consideration on completion of the Second Stage of the Bill on 21st October 2014. Whilst the Committee supports the principle of the Bill, Members have expressed reservations with regards to the scheme of transfer. The Committee will be seeking assurances from the Minister and his Executive colleagues in respect of these concerns, which include protection of the assets transferring, financial top-slicing, the condition of car parks being transferred, communication and provision of information and the principle of rates neutrality. Members are also highly critical of the Minister and his official's non-cooperation with the Committee with regards to the turn-around of papers and information during the course of the Committee, particularly as the Minister had requested passage through the Committee Stage within 30 days to allow his Department to seek Royal Assent before the transfer date of 1st April 2015.

  • ISBN: 9780339605497
  • 30.63

Transport

Investing in the railway: seventh report of session 2014-15: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.

House of Commons papers (2014-15) - 257.
Corporate Author:
Transport Committee
Author:
Louise Ellman (chairman)

The Transport Committee welcomes record investment committed to the 'classic' rail network but calls for greater regional balance in spending. Network Rail must also regain the confidence of passengers following recent disruption. The Committee calls for the Government to take responsibility for rolling stock, to address general shortages and ensure there will be sufficient trains to run on newly-electrified lines. The Committee also concluded: (i) Record levels of funding show a welcome commitment to 'classic' rail but this should be set in a longer-term strategic plan for the rail network, which ties into a wider transport strategy; (ii) The overrunning Christmas engineering works were unacceptable; (iii) Network Rail must have adequate contingency plans. They must also work with Passenger Focus and train operating companies to improve communication with passengers when engineering works fail; (iv) In the light of the change of status of Network Rail the ORR must reconsider whether fining a public sector body remains an effective means for the regulator to exert control; (v) Greater transparency is essential around rail spending. Criteria used to allocate spending should be published.

  • ISBN: 9780215081155
  • 12.00

Transport

Review of maritime transport 2014.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

As in previous issues since 1968, the 2014 Review of Maritime Transport contains a wealth of analysis and unique data. The Review is the renowned United Nations source of statistics and analysis on seaborne trade, the world fleet, freight costs, port traffic and the latest trends in the legal and regulatory environment for international maritime transport. This year's Review includes a special chapter on maritime transport challenges for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), covering issues such as the impact of climate change, port investment, shipping connectivity and transport costs.

  • ISBN: 9789211128789
  • 74.00