Climate Change and Cities

Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316944565

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Urban Climate Change Research Network's Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3.2) is the second in a series of global, science-based reports to examine climate risk, adaptation, and mitigation efforts in cities. The book explicitly seeks to explore the implications of changing climatic conditions on critical urban physical and social infrastructure sectors and intersectoral concerns. The primary purpose of ARC3.2 is to inform the development and implementation of effective urban climate change policies, leveraging ongoing and planned investments for populations in cities of developing, emerging, and developed countries. This volume, like its predecessor, will be invaluable for a range of audiences involved with climate change and cities: mayors, city officials and policymakers; urban planners; policymakers charged with developing climate change mitigation and adaptation programs; and a broad spectrum of researchers and advanced students in the environmental sciences.

Infrastructure Investments in Developing Economies

The Case of Vietnam

Author: Giang Dang,Low Sui Pheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812872485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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This book aims to provide knowledge on how infrastructure is planned and built in a typical developing country, and what key variables are there in the system limiting the efficient use of public investments in infrastructure. The book begins with a comprehensive literature review on construction and economic development, and trade and economic development. The focus of the book is on the case of Vietnam, with lessons drawn for other developing economies. The book employs the mixed use of data to provide a stronger basis for analysis and interpretation of related government policies. Based on the research findings, the book recommends significant capacity building work for Vietnam to develop capacities that would remove constraints on the efficient use of public investments in infrastructure. The general principles of significant capacity building work which are useful for policy implications are introduced in the book. Analysts, academics, public and private communities in developing countries can adopt the research findings as guiding principles to bring about changes in their current use of public investments in infrastructure, thus supporting their trade and economic growth in the long term.

5 Year Plan Journal

Author: Speedy Publishing LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681277707

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 106

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Three valuable reasons point out the value of a five year plan journal. Trying to remember everything about your past, present, and future appointments and events by sheer recollection is impossible. Logging such info is preferable. The planner allows for entering crystal clear details about the important events. Missing anything of importance is difficult when info is extensively logged.

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Canada's Provinces in International Perspective

Author: Gregory P. Marchildon,Livio Di Matteo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609788

Category: Political Science

Page: 479

View: 7434

Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2015

Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible

Author: Barbara Weltman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119025893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 5685

The must-have guide to tax write-offs, with clear advice from a trusted expert J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2015 answers the most common tax question—"what can I deduct?" Updated and expanded for 2014 tax filing and 2015 tax planning, this straightforward guide uses plain English to explain the many available deductions and credits, allowing you to quickly recognize ways to reduce what you owe and maximize your returns. By stripping away all the rules and strategies that don't apply to the individual taxpayer, this book presents a clear, concise reference that can streamline the filing process. You'll find the qualification guidelines for each individual deduction or credit, plus expert instruction on how to actually take those deductions and credits that fit your particular situation. Every year, millions of Americans overpay their taxes by billions of dollars, collectively. Why? Because tax laws are confusing, and the threat of an audit makes taxpayers so afraid of errors that they fail to take even perfectly legal write-offs. 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks puts a stop to the confusion and fear, providing trusted, expert guidance toward filing correctly, on time, without leaving money on the table. Learn how your family, your home, your car, and your job or business can lower your tax bill Factor in educational costs, medical expenses, travel, and entertainment Understand which items are nondeductible and which are tax-free Develop a strategy for handling savings, investments, interest, charitable giving, and more A topic as fundamental and universal as deductions and credits merits a clear, in-depth guide catering to the average individual taxpayer, without irrelevant information or chapter upon chapter of incomprehensible legalese. J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2015 is the guide you've been searching for, with clear, concise, practical instruction on paying what you owe, and not a cent more.

W Planner

5 Year Plan and Year 1 Planner

Author: Wissam Charafaddine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781728629414


Page: 150

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I have created the W planner in 2015 and tested it and improved it, and simplified it to fit all ages by 2018. I seek your feedback to keep improving it, so we can make ourselves super productive human beings who contribute to the progress of our civilization.

Appendix, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016

Author: Executive Office of the President

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160926792

Category: Political Science

Page: 1389

View: 3202

Officially released on February 2, 2015. As one of the reference volumes of the FY2016 Budget request of the President, the popular Fiscal Year Budget Appendix volume presents detailed financial information on individual programs, Federal agencies and appropriation accounts that constitute the budget in tables and graphs. Includes for each Government department and agency the text of proposed appropriations language, budget schedules for each account, new legislative proposals, and explanations of the work to be performed and the funds needed, and proposed general provisions applicable to the appropriations of entire agencies or groups of agencies. Federal agency personnel, policy makers, think tank advocates, lawmakers, media organizations, and others interested in a "line item by line item" view of the President's proposed Fiscal year Budget will want this resource in their personal library collection. Public and academic libraries will want to make this annual reference product available for the general public in their Government collections. Students studying Public Finance, political scientists, and researchers will appreciate this detailed information with authoritative data legends presented in tables and graphs.

Global Energy Interconnection

Author: Zhenya Liu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128044063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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Global energy network is an important platform to guarantee effective exploitation of global clean energy and ensure reliable energy supply for everybody. Global Energy Interconnection analyzes the current situation and challenges of global energy development, provides the strategic thinking, overall objective, basic pattern, construction method and development mode for the development of global energy network. Based on the prediction of global energy and electricity supply and demand in the future, with the development of UHV AC/DC and smart grid technologies, this book offers new solutions to drive the safe, clean, highly efficient and sustainable development of global energy. The concept and development ideas concerning global energy interconnection in this book are based on the author’s thinking of strategic issues about China’s and the world’s energy and electricity development for many years, especially combined with successful practices of China’s UHV development. This book is particularly suitable for researchers and graduated students engaged in energy sector, as well as energy economics researchers, economists, consultants, and government energy policy makers in relevant fields. Based on the author's many years' experience in developing Smart Grid solutions within national and international projects. Combines both solid background information and cutting-edge technology progress, coupled with a useful and impressive list of references. The key energy problems which are challenging us nowadays are well stated and explained in this book, which facilitates a better understanding of the development of global energy interconnection with UHV AC/DC and smart grid technologies.

5 Year Daily Planner

Author: Speedy Publishing LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681277561

Category: Reference

Page: 106

View: 2781

A five-year daily planner offers five helpful benefits: Missing events becomes less likely since the log is so extensive. Each and every business meeting or activity is thoroughly logged. The ability to plan in advance for several months is possible. The journal is a help when tax time comes since it is a good bookkeeping help. The contents are easy to review and several years are in one volume.

Bhutan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bhutan

Author: International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1498373178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

View: 2048

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the GDP growth in Bhutan has slowed from about 10 percent in FY2011 (July 1–June 30) to 5 percent in FY2013. Slower growth reflects policy efforts to contain overheating pressures in the form of restrictions on credit for construction and vehicle. Inflation has remained elevated, tracking closely that of India (Bhutan’s main trading partner). Social development indicators have improved steadily, and Bhutan is on track or has achieved most of its Millennium Development Goals. Growth is projected to recover to 6½ percent in FY2014, driven mainly by a pick-up in hydropower-related construction activities and domestic services.

Japan's Economic Planning and Mobilization in Wartime, 1930s–1940s

Author: Yoshiro Miwa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

View: 9791

"Although most economists maintain a mistrust of a government's goals when it intervenes in an economy, many continue to trust its actual ability. They retain, in other words, a faith in state competence. For this faith, they adduce no evidence. Sharing little skepticism about the government's ability, they continue to expect the best of governmental intervention. To study government competence in World War II Japan offers an intriguing laboratory. In this book, Yoshiro Miwa shows that the Japanese government did not conduct requisite planning for the war by any means. It made its choices on an ad hoc basis and the war itself quickly became a dead end. That the government planned for the war incompetently casts doubts on the accounts of Japanese government leadership more generally"--

5 Year Monthly Planner

Author: Speedy Publishing LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681277684

Category: Reference

Page: 106

View: 4827

There are several benefits of having a five year monthly planner. It's a great way to evaluate longterm goals and gives an overview of years ahead. Another benefit includes archiving dates more effectively. It's a great way to plan for the future and provides a way to stay uniquely organize.

Department of Homeland Security

Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, But a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed

Author: Bernice Steinhardt

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437926908


Page: 52

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Significant management challenges exist for the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) as it continues to integrate its varied management processes, policies, and systems in areas such as financial management and information technology. These activities are primarily led by the Under Sec. for Management (USM). This report examined: (1) the extent to which DHS has developed a comprehensive strategy for management integration that includes the characteristics recommended in a 2005 report; (2) how DHS is implementing management integration; and (3) the extent to which the USM is holding the dept. and component management chiefs accountable for implementing management integration through reporting relationships. Charts and tables.

A 5 Year Plan, FY 1976-1980

1979 Update--Fy 1978-1982

Author: Illinois. Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Systems Design & Planning Unit

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alcoholism

Page: 217

View: 1458