Myanmar President U Win Myint stated that “The Union Government will take effective administrative steps to rectify the weak areas in fighting corruption.” A bold and welcome statement, but no President, Minister or Ministry alone has the power to fight the deep cancer destroying all parts of Myanmar’s fragile future – corruption.
In a global events diary increasingly busy with international days of observance both official and unofficial, you may not have been aware that today (November 30) is Remembrance Day for Lost Species
Expectations are high that an HFC amendment could be finalised and adopted during the Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in October in Kigali, Rwanda, after countries successfully reached solutions on difficult aspects, such as finance, in the first two days of the Vienna meetings
Parties to the Montreal Protocol have made significant progress on agreeing to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a series of back-to-back meetings in Vienna, raising expectations that a global agreement to address the super greenhouse gases can be adopted this year
In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months