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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Culture & Tourism

Social media and criminal offences: 1st report of session 2014-15.

House of Lords papers (2014-15) - 37.
Corporate Author:
Select Committee on Communications

The Select Committee on Communications reports that legislation currently in existence, including the Communications Act 2003 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, along with the guidelines for applying them published by the Director of Public Prosecutions, are enough to ensure that criminal offences committed using social media can be adequately prosecuted. However, the Committee is calling for more clarity from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to when an indecent communication (e.g. 'revenge porn') could - and should - be subject to prosecution under existing powers. It is also encouraging website operators such as Facebook and Twitter to speed up requests for identification of users from law enforcement agencies, using powers already granted by Parliament. The Committee is also calling for better statistics on the balance of offences committed online and by traditional means, as well as the number of offences that are actually reported. Parents and schools must also realise the extent of the problem. They need to make sure that children are taught - at home and in school - that offensive behavour online is just as wrong as it would be to do it face-to-face.

  • ISBN: 9780108557248
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Education & Training

TALIS 2013 results: an international perspective on teaching and learning.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today's schools? The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools. TALIS aims to provide valid, timely and comparable information to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession. It is an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to provide input into educational policy analysis and development in key areas. This report presents the results of the second cycle of the TALIS survey conducted in 2013.

  • ISBN: 9789264211339
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Employment

Jobs for immigrants. Vol. 4: Labour market integration in Italy.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Until the mid-1990s, the share of migrants in Italy was relatively low in international comparison. With a persistent demand for foreign workers in low-skilled and low-paid jobs, the proximity of conflict areas and the enlargement of the European Union to Romania and Bulgaria in 2007, migration to Italy increased rapidly over the last 15 years. This report presents an overview of the skills and qualifications of immigrants in Italy, their key labour market outcomes in international comparison, and their evolution over time, given the highly segmented Italian labour market and its high share of informal jobs. It analyses the framework for integration and the main integration policy instruments. Special attention is paid to funding issues and to the distribution of competences between national and sub-national actors. Finally, this report reviews the integration at school and the school-to-work transition of the children of immigrants.

  • ISBN: 9789264214699
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Environment

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fifth assessment report: review of Working Group 1 contribution: first report of session 2014-15: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.

House of Commons papers (2014-15) - 587.
Corporate Author:
Energy and Climate Change Committee
Author:
Tim Yeo (chairman)

The Energy and Climate Change Committee finds the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) processes to be robust after scrutinising its latest report assessing the science of climate change following criticism by some commentators of the IPCC review process and its conclusions. The IPCC has responded extremely well to constructive criticism in the last few years and has tightened its review processes to make its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) the most exhaustive and heavily scrutinised report to-date. The MPs call on the IPCC to continue to improve its transparency, however, such as recruiting a small team of non-climate scientists to observe the review process and the plenary meetings where the Summary for Policymakers is agreed. The Fifth Assessment Report strengthens the scientific case for rapid action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid a 2 degree Celsius rise in global mean surface temperature. This could best be implemented within the framework of a unified global agreement. AR5 provides the best available summary of the prevailing scientific opinion on climate change currently available to policy makers. Its conclusions have been reached with high statistical confidence by a working group made up of many of the world's leading climate scientists drawing on areas of well-understood science. As in all areas of science that involve highly complex dynamic systems, there are uncertainties. But these uncertainties do not blur the overwhelmingly clear picture of a climate system changing as a result of human influence.

  • ISBN: 9780215075659
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Finance

Mauritius 2014.

OECD investment policy reviews
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This review illustrates the significant progress made by the government of Mauritius in improving its investment climate in recent years. It highlights major initiatives and specific policy measures undertaken, as well as areas that need further reforms to attract more and better investment, both domestic and foreign. While numerous policy advances have been achieved, this review identifies remaining challenges and policy options.

  • ISBN: 9789264212602
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Water

Climate change, water and agriculture: towards resilient systems.

OECD studies on water
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This report reviews the main linkages between climate change, water and agriculture as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources. It aims to provide guidance to decision makers on choosing an appropriate mix of policies and market approaches to address the interaction between agriculture and water systems under climate change.

  • ISBN: 9789264209121
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