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SUNS # 8753 Monday 17 September 2018
 
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Trade : WTO Secretariat causes stalemate over agreement to promote IF (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO Secretariat caused a major stalemate at a meeting of the Committee on Budget, Finance, and Administrat ion (CBF&A) on Thursday (13 September), after it refused to share an agreement that director-general Roberto Azevedo had reached with China for receiving $7 million to promote investment facilitation (IF) without multilateral approv al, trade envoys told SUNS.

Opinion : South-South cooperation in a transformative era (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
On 12 September, the international community commemorated the UN Day for South-South Cooperation.

Europe : Global warming threatens public health (PRIV)
(IPS, Vienna)
Climate change and health experts are warni ng of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases spread easily across the cont inent.

US : Preservation of Klamath River - a life or death matter for Yurok people (PRIV)
(IPS, Klamath)
Fishermen are scarc e in the Klamath River delta, unlike other fishing seasons, because climate c hange has driven up water temperatures which kills off the salmon, the flagship s pecies of this region in northern California.

Environment : Climate change becomes a reality check for the North (PRIV)
(IPS, Wageningen)
"This season, the mo nth of May was particularly hot and dry," says Leo De Jong, a commercial farmer in Zeewolde, in Flevopolder, the Netherlands.


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