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EURASIAN RESEARCH ON MODERN CHINA-EURASIA CONFERENCE

First Edition

Dates: October 26-27, 2018

Venue: National Academy of Sciences,  Yerevan, Armenia.

The focus of the conference is on modern China-Eurasia studies, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.

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Russia’s and the US’s pivots towards Asia, China’s pivot towards Eurasian continent with its One Belt, One Road initiative, harmonization perspectives of Eurasian Economic Union and One Belt, One Road are changing modern Eurasian economic and political order.
Along with the growing exchanges between China and Eurasia,China’s influence in Contemporary Eurasian Mainland is increasing.

The main aim of this Conference, which will be held for the first time in Yerevan is to provide a platform for researchers who do research on China-Eurasia relations.

The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies and promote interdisciplinary dialogue.

The participants will present their research during thematic panels. Each speaker will deliver a paper in English or in Russian. Among the different topics:

Topic 1: Political Relations between China and Eurasian States

Topic 2: Economic Relations between China and Eurasian States

Topic 3: Eurasia and One Belt, One Road.

Topic 4: Possible cooperation and contradictions between EU-China and EAEU-China.

Topic 5: People to people exchange between China and Eurasia

Who can apply?

The Conference is designed for researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences. Among the different disciplines that will be considered: International Relations, Law, Economics, Culture, History, Political Sciences and Sociology, International Security Issues.

Practical arrangements:

No funding is available for accommodation and international travel. There is no attendance fee.

Registration details and schedule

1 A paper title and abstract (up to 700-1000 words) in English or Russian is to be sent by 20 September 2018 to Dr. Mher Sahakyan: info[at]chinastan.org and Dr. Robert Ghazaryan: info[at]orient.sci.am

2.The selected participants will be notified about organizing committee decision within a week after sending their applications. Selected speakers will have 15 minutes
for the presentation of their papers.

3.We intend to publish the best papers of the conference in  “Contemporary Eurasia” Academic journal (in English Language), Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS, RA. Invited speakers of the conference can send their full papers for peer review (up to 8000 words) till November 17.

Schedule and location

National Academy of Sciences, 24, Marshall Baghramian Ave. 0019 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Dates: 26-27 October 2018.

Deadline for submission: 20 September 2018

Organizers Contacts

“China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, Foundation, Armenia

Website: https://chinastan.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverChinastan/

Email: info[at]chinastan.org

Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia

Website: http://orient.sci.am/

Email: info[at]orient.sci.am

Department of Oriental Studies, International Scientific-Educational Center of National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia

Website: https://www.isec.am/en/departments/oriental_studies.html

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EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement

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EU and Ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement that will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO in disputes among them. This initiative was launched in mid-December 2019 by the EU and a number of other WTO members following the effective paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body, due to the blockage of any new appointments since 2017.

Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan said: “This statement testifies to the high importance that the EU and the participating WTO members attach to retaining a two-step dispute settlement process in WTO trade matters. The multiparty appeal arbitration arrangement will guarantee that the participating WTO members continue to have access to a binding, impartial and high-quality dispute settlement system among them. Let me underline again that this remains a contingency measure needed because of the paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. We will continue our efforts to seek a lasting solution to the Appellate Body impasse, including through necessary reforms and improvements.”

The multi-party interim arrangement will be based on Article 25 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU). It will secure the participating WTO members (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the European Union, Guatemala, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Singapore, Switzerland, and Uruguay) an effective and binding dispute settlement process for potential trade disputes among them.

The arrangement is a contingency measure and it will only apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again. The EU believes that an independent and impartial appeal stage, giving the necessary guarantees of rulings of the highest quality, must continue to be one of the essential features of the WTO dispute settlement system.

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CTCN publication explores role of technology transfer in raising climate ambition

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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) has published a report titled, ‘Climate Change Strategies 2020′, which highlights the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication includes contributions from Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as a foreword by CTCN Director, Rose Mwebaza, on how CTCN connects countries with the know-how, technology and finance to achieve their climate goals.There are different sections introducing best practices and cases stories regarding the action, technology, systematic change and making it happen.

The publication outlines the organizational structure and operating modalities of the CTCN in fulfilling its technology support and financing mandate for Parties to the UNFCCC. It explains how CTCN interventions help to build country capacities to adopt and use climate technology,  including through engaging local partners to develop context-specific solutions that are implemented through the global network of more than 500 specialized technical partners. 

It discusses the role of CTCN members in disseminating knowledge products, such as technology assessments, and information on new technologies and approaches, through the ctc-n.org online portal, which also serves as a clearinghouse for information on technical assistance interventions undertaken by the CTCN and its partners.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) hosts the CTCN in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the support of a consortium of partners that are engaged in some 1,500 activities related to climate technologies in over 150 countries.

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Mongolia, ADB Sign Grant to Develop Participatory Food Waste Recycling

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia have signed a $3 million grant agreement to improve food waste recycling in local communities in the capital city, helping to keep Ulaanbaatar cleaner.

“Discarded food waste sullies the city and can be unhealthy for the people living here,” said ADB Country Director for Mongolia Mr. Pavit Ramachandran. “Implemented jointly with the government, the grant will help improve the living conditions in Ulaanbaatar by introducing participatory food waste recycling practices. It supports national programs and policies of Mongolia on solid waste management and the operational priorities of ADB’s long-term strategy—Strategy 2030.”

Around 1.2 million tons of solid waste are generated annually in Ulaanbaatar. Although close to 20% of the waste is recycled, food waste is typically dumped in formal or informal landfills. This large quantity of food waste pollutes the soil and groundwater and damages the health of urban communities, particularly in ger areas, where there are few water, sanitation, and waste disposal services.

The Ulaanbaatar Community Food Waste Recycling Project, with the participation of local communities, will identify food waste generation and composting options based on current food waste recycling practices. It will also pilot both smaller and larger food waste recycling activities, scale-up existing projects across Ulaanbaatar, and raise overall awareness of the need to recycle food waste.

The project is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, which has supported projects in Mongolia in poverty alleviation, improving livelihoods, and safeguarding the environment over the past 20 years.

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