Continue Reading... 1,500 farm union representatives from across India to come together at national convention

1,500 farm union representatives from across India to come together at national convention

1,500 farm union representatives from across India to come together at national convention. On one of the days of the national convention, Rakesh Tikait is expected to visit our gathering and address the crowd, he said.Leaders of different farm unions will also participate to discuss how the agitation should be taken forward, Singh said.He added that the farmers have ensured that their protests are peaceful and do not cause any inconvenience to people.Farmers have been very straightforward about their demands from the beginning.

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Continue Reading... Remote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade

Remote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade

In a globalised world, Europe is vulnerable to climate extremes and the effects of climate change. Tropical cyclones, droughts and melting ice sheets in other parts of the world directly or indirectly impact Europe. Our focus in RECEIPT is to map these connections and to build storylines showing the effect of climate change on society and the economy.
Do you know where your food is produced? How about your clothes, electronics, or car? Much of what we consume and buy comes from outside of Europe. Changes in other regions affect how Europe manages its coastal infrastructure and how European financial institutions operate global portfolios. International cooperation to address global needs and responsibilities will also be affected by climate change.
Objectives
RECEIPT aims to outline Europe’s vulnerability to remote climate events. We will achieve this by looking into climate risks outside Europe and their potential consequences for key European socio-economic sectors such as:
Agriculture
Finance
International development
Manufacturing chains
Coastal infrastructure
The project will:
reveal impacts of remote climate extremes on the European economy
map ways to identify and reduce vulnerabilities
inform about future business opportunities
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Continue Reading... Plastic recycling a 45 billion industry in 2021 •

Plastic recycling a 45 billion industry in 2021 •

The global plastic recycling sector will be worth around US$ 45.5 billion this year, new market data reveals. The figure is expected to exceed US$ 65 billion by 2026, representing a compound annual growth rate of 7.5% during the forecast period. On a global scale, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to lead the plastics recycling market, says a new report by Research & Markets. This is mainly thanks to rapid industrialisation and the importance of waste management in countries like China, Japan, and India. Other factors include a surge in automotive and textile production as well as a big appetite for plastics in the construction industry. By material, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is believed to be the fastest-growing segment in the years to come. ‘It is cost-efficient in terms of its recycling process, has high flexibility, which makes it suitable for use in various industries ranging from packaging, textiles and plastic film, to moulded parts for cars and electronics,’ market analysts state.

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