Time to Protect Our Common Home
Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts. The Paris Agreement (PA) came into force on 4 November 2016, creating a history in multilateral diplomacy, as no other convention came into force so quickly. This reflects global political commitment and desire for a zero-carbon, climate-resilient future. Now we need to adopt procedures for operationalizing the new framework, institutions and processes established under the Agreement, starting from the COP22 at Marrakech. Timor-Leste is a small island state and has recently made the transition from conflict toward sustainable development. Climate change poses immense pressure to economic growth and development. Intensified climatic events are posing major threats to lives and livelihoods of Timorese population, notable in remote areas with large portions of the population below the poverty line. The 2015/16 El-Nino event seriously affected 120,000 people (approximately 10% of the overall population). Similar climate-induced development challenges are increasingly evident in many other parts of the world, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). We, being the lowest emitters of GHGs, are the hardest hit from climate effects mostly caused by others. Still, we strongly echo the key essence of the Paris Agreement of sharin...
Sep 3, 2020. . Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This study aimed to understand how patients conceptualize recovery - regarding the definition and possibility of recovery. METHOD: We conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 10 older (above age 50) female patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome. Data were analyzed using a deductive thematic analysis. RESULTS: Our sample viewed recovery as functioning without fear of relapse, returning to previous roles and identities, and achieving a sustained absence of symptoms. Participants expressed skepticism that reaching recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syn...
Authors: Clausen J Abstract The German Rheumatism League ("Deutsche Rheuma-Liga") is the largest patient organisation in Germany, with about 300,000 members. In the sense of participatory research, the Deutsche Rheuma-Liga involves trained patient representatives in research projects funded either by the Deutsche Rheuma-Liga or by other organisations. In order to invigorate the principle of participatory research in the field of rheumatology in Germany various measures have been undertaken: the principle of participatory research has been implemented as obligatory in the funding guidelines of the German R...
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Soil Biology and BiochemistryAuthor(s): Xun Duan, Xiaofei Yu, Zhe Li, Qiguang Wang, Ziping Liu, Yuanchun Zou
Publication date: September 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 27, Issue 9Author(s):
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Jin-Hu Zhi, Di Zhang, Wen-Juan Huang, Qi-Ling Chen, Jing-Jing Wang, Qiang-Qing Zheng
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Nataliya Yaglova, Sergey Obernikhin, Svetlana Nazimova, Valentin Yaglov
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Vassilios Triantafyllidis, Anastasios Zotos, Chariklia Kosma, Efthimios Kokkotos
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Ahmad AlShibli, Hassan Mathkour
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Mohammad Nasiruddin Rana, Naymul Karim, Suksan Changlek, Md. Atiar Rahman, Jitbanjong Tangpong, Dina Hajjar, Walla Alelwani, Arwa A. Makki