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Author: Jean-Louis Racine
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: central, asia, europe, eastern, quality, competitiveness, harnessing
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 2011-05-05
ISBN-10: 0821385097
ISBN-13: 9780821385098

Standards are everywhere, yet go mostly unnoticed. They define how products, processes, and people interact, assessing these entities' features and performance and signaling their level of quality and reliability. They can convey important benefits to trade, productivity, and technological progress and play an important role in the health and safety of individual consumers and the environment. Firms' ability to produce competitive products depends on the availability of adequate quality-support services. A "national quality infrastructure" denotes the chain of public and private services (stan
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Author: Paul Romeij
Publisher: Treemail
Keywords: forestry, plantation, truth, variations, gold
Number of Pages: 221
Published: 1999-01-01
ISBN-10: 9080444324
ISBN-13: 9789080444324

Green Gold explores the Internet as a tool to extract accountability from Trans Nationally operating Corporations. It exposes the collapsed Teakwood investment program of the Delta Lloyd-OHRA Insurance and Banking group and the world’s largest environmental organization, WWF. Peer reviewed. "Compulsory" -- Prof. Dr. J.C. Centeno "Possibly brilliant" -- Prof. Dr. J. van Acker "Extremely thorough and authoritative" -- Prof. Dr. A. Heertje Review This book methodically recounts the technical, legal, political and ethical aspects of a teak plantation established in Costa Rica by the
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Author: Organization for Economic
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Devel
Keywords: energy, agency, international, china, coal, cleaner
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2009-04-30
ISBN-10: 9264048146
ISBN-13: 9789264048140

China’s rapid economic growth has aroused intense interest around the world. Policy makers, industrialists, investors, environmentalists, researchers and others want to better understand the issues that this populous nation faces as it further develops an already thriving economy largely fuelled by coal. This study sheds light on the Chinese coal supply and transformation sectors.China’s coal, mined locally and available at a relatively low cost, has brought enormous benefits to energy consumers in China and to those outside the country who enjoy the products of its coal-ba
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