Industrial symbiosis, butterflies, and Coronavirus – New Official Publications 23.03.20

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014. © European Union 2014 – Source EP

Coronavirus: The latest [What Think Tanks are thinking]. “The world is currently facing the fastest-spreading pandemic since the Spanish flu (in the aftermath of the First World War), prompting governments to take unprecedented decisions to contain this highly contagious coronavirus, which leads to COVID-19 infection. This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on the coronavirus and related issues.”

Study and portfolio review of the projects on industrial symbiosis in DG Research and Innovation: Findings and recommendations. “Industrial symbiosis is a cooperative approach between industries: waste, by-products, surplus in energy or wastewater available in one company is supplied to other companies, often in a geographical proximity, for production.

Sea rescue NGOs A pull factor of irregular migration? “The argument that maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operations act as a ‘pull factor’ of irregular seaborne migration has become commonplace during the Mediterranean ‘refugee crisis’. In this policy brief, we scrutinize this argument by examining migratory flows from Libya to Italy between 2014 and October 2019.”

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Coronavirus Bill: set of briefings. “The Coronavirus Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020.” This set of briefings by the House of Commons Library includes a statistics, health and social care measures, childcare and education, statutory sick pay, food supply, and emergency powers and national security.

Trends of UK butterfly species are based on results of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The UKBMS helps the UK to meet its obligations under the European Habitats Directive (for Marsh Fritillary and Large Blue), and to report on, implement or deliver country biodiversity strategies and biodiversity indicators.

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. “The Bill is aimed at updating the Scots law on defamation and on verbal injury – both of which provide legal remedies to those damaged by false statements. It implements recommendations made by the Scottish Law Commission in its 2017 Report on Defamation.”

Official Statistics

Annual Population Survey (APS): results for year to 31 December 2019. “The APS is the largest annual household survey in Scotland and provides a wealth of information about individuals’ personal circumstances and their work.”

UK statistics on waste. “Figures compiled on the total waste generated for the whole of the UK.”

UK’s carbon footprint “Annual greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions relating to UK consumption.”

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