Tony Blair says the British people should rise up and stop Brexit

Share “Our challenge is to expose, relentlessly, the actual cost,” he added.However, Blair was also critical of the party he formerly led, saying, “The debilitation of the Labour party is the facilitator of Brexit.”Labour joined the Conservatives in the House of Commons to vote through a bill enabling the government to trigger Article 50, the clause of the Treaty of the European Union which allows nations to leave the union. Jasper Jolly Tony Blair says the British people should rise up and stop Brexit Tony Blair this morning made a dramatic return to the front line of British politics, launching a new campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union.The former Prime Minister told the British people to “rise up” against the referendum vote and stop the process of leaving the Union. He said a second referendum could still be a possibility, although ruled out forming a new political party. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIt's RosyGorgeous Hairstyles from the Year You Were BornIt’s RosyMegazinos25 Hairstyles That Are Out Of FashionMegazinosEldelperiodico.com5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Crab SticksEldelperiodico.commylovelymalinoisEx-Police Dog Keeps Barking At The Tree, resulting in A Discovery Of Something Shocking | My Lovely MalinoismylovelymalinoisEnanow12 Make-up Mistakes You Should Stop DoingEnanowNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceTop Bathroom RemodelingBathroom Remodeling Contractor Service Cost In Phoenix May Surprise You. Discover Options!Top Bathroom RemodelingWeniixTop 5 best super-luxury cars of 2021 – WENIIXWeniixAuto carLook: Top 5 best hybrid SUVs 2021 | AutocarAuto car whatsapp whatsapp Friday 17 February 2017 10:00 am Blair said: “You could have a second referendum; you could do it in lots of different ways.”Read more: Tony Blair’s Brexit speech in full”The will of the people is not some fixed immutable thing that can never change,” he added.Britons voted to leave the EU “without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit”, Blair said in the speech organised by Open Britain, a pro-EU campaign group born out of the Remain campaign.Read more: Blair and Clegg risk damaging British business by seeking to block Brexit And in a reference towards comments made by current Prime Minister Theresa May, Blair said he will “build support for finding a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge.”May previously said the UK would pursue a transitional deal to avoid a “cliff edge” for British business, after industry groups expressed fears of an abrupt change to World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade terms if no changeover plans are agreed.Blair was scathing in his criticisms of the government, saying it “has bandwidth for only one thing: Brexit.”Blair also said “the term ‘Hard Brexit’ requires amendment. The policy is now ‘Brexit at any cost’.”Read more: Tony Blair just said he’s not returning to the front line of politics read more

Walker bill aims to curb opioid epidemic

first_imgAlcohol & Substance Abuse | Crime & Courts | Mental Health | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentWalker bill aims to curb opioid epidemicMarch 6, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:State officials discuss legislation aimed at curbing opioid abuse with reporters in the state Capitol on Monday. From left to right: Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, Health Commissioner Valeria “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, and Gov. Bill Walker. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)A new bill is aimed at curbing opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The bill lets patients tell health care providers and hospitals to not give them opioids. It also requires health care providers receive training in opioid addiction.Gov. Bill Walker introduced the bill.“It’s not the be-all-and-end-all,” Walker said. “There’s many paths to recovery. There’s many other things that we are working on. But this is one we believe is quite significant.”The bill also limits initial opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply. The measure requires pharmacists and veterinarians to register their prescriptions in a database. Doctors and nurses who prescribe opioids would check the database.The database would be updated daily instead of once a week if the bill is enacted. And prescribers would get a report card from the state Board of Pharmacy indicating how frequently they prescribe opioids compared with similar providers.Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson said another important piece of treating addiction is the state’s Medicaid expansion. It’s added health coverage for 30,000 Alaskans.“Every one of us in this room knows somebody – we’re related to somebody, we have somebody – who is struggling with opioid addiction,” Davidson said. “And I would encourage you, that if you think that’s not true, I would encourage you to look a little bit harder.”Walker introduced the bill at press conference Monday in which he announced other opioid-related measures. The state will begin giving prison inmates who enter with addictions the medication Vivitrol. It helps them overcome addiction by blocking the effects of opioid drugs.Two versions of the bill — House Bill 159 and Senate Bill 79 — were referred to the Health and Social Services and Finance committees in each body.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Another box line bankruptcy looming as IMO 2020 costs mount up?

first_img© Vladimir Serebryanskiy By Mike Wackett 02/04/2019 Rising demand and improved freight rates in the second half of last year enabled ocean carriers to return a consolidated profit of $1.5bn for the year, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster report.With all the major carriers that publish their financial results now having reported, the container lines were able to turnaround a deficit of some $2.2bn in the first two quarters into a positive full-year result.However, it will only take another spike in oil prices or a rate war to push even profitable carriers back into the red this year.And much greater damage would be inflicted on last year’s unprofitable carriers, such as HMM ($720m in the red) and Yang Ming ($219m).Moreover, the upcoming IMO low-sulphur regulations, which could see fuel prices jump 50%, will put more pressure on what Drewry describes as “financially vulnerable carriers”.Indeed, at an expected premium of $200 per ton on compliant fuel, it has been estimated that this could add some $2.5m of cost to an average Asia-North Europe roundtrip, plunging a profitable loop into the red, unless the carriers receive adequate compensation from their customers.Some of these extra costs will hit the balance sheets of carriers this year, as lines need to prepare for compliance on 1 January 2020 by replenishing some of their tanks with low-sulphur bunker in the final quarter. For example, Hapag-Lloyd has estimated that preparation for IMO 2020 will add $75m-$100m to its budget this year.The consultant speculated on the possibility of weaker carriers being “pushed into M&A by the extra costs associated with the new low-sulphur law”.Noting that the industry has still not fully recovered from the global financial crash, Drewry said: “As the deadline for the IMO 2020 mandate draws nearer, carriers are inevitably getting jittery about its overall impact.”It asked: “Are [the carriers] in a position to deal with myriad extra associated costs, such as unrecoverable BAFs, capex to install scrubbers and extra funding for bunker credit, among others?”Drewry said that, “without wanting to be too alarmist”, the fallout from IMO 2020 “could inspire another major carrier bankruptcy”, while another potential route for the industry would be to “trigger more defensive M&A” activity among the carriers.It said: “It could turn out that the IMO will inadvertently push industry consolidation along, closer to where it needs to be in order to achieve sustainable profitability.”The last round of M&A in the liner industry started with the merger of COSCO and CSCL in 2016, the year that saw the demise of Hanjin Shipping, and finished with the merger of Japanese carriers K Line, MOL and NYK into the Ocean Network Express (ONE), 12 months ago. Seven lines now control some 75% of the world’s deepsea containership fleet, noted Drewry.Looking into its crystal ball, the consultant considered some “fantasy transactions” in the industry: for instance, Cosco buying niche operator PIL; deals based on common nationality merging Taiwanese lines Evergreen, Yang Ming and Wan Hai; and bringing together South Korean carriers HMM and SM Line.Meanwhile, the carriers themselves are split on whether they believe M&A activity will continue. The chief executive of Maersk answered such a question at last month’s TPM Conference in Long Beach in the affirmative, while Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, told a breakfast meeting at the same event he thought consolidation had “probably reached its limit”.last_img read more

Home catches fire in Golden Gate

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Study ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments NAPLES, Fla. – A home caught fire Friday night in Golden Gate, according to Greater Naples Fire.Crews responded to the fire at 4349 18th Place SW at around 7:45 p.m.The road was shut down while crews worked to put out the flames. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. AdvertisementTags: firenaplescenter_img Naples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

All the recent job vacancies, as advertised on LaoisToday

first_img All the recent job vacancies, as advertised on LaoisToday There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more. WhatsApp Charles R Wynne Ltd – Artic Lorry DriverCharles R Wynne Ltd – specialist feed ingredients manufacturer – are seeking to hire an experienced artic lorry driver. See full details here. Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th October 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Camsaw – Sales and Marketing ExecutiveCamsaw are looking for an experienced and driven Sales and Marketing Executive to join our established Garden Machinery Distribution Company based in Portarlington, Co Laois.See full details here. Childminder/Cleaner – Rosenallis areaChildminder/Cleaner required in Rosenallis – 3km from Mountmellick – to mind one child (8 years old) in child’s home. Must have a car for school run (local school nearby).Hours: 8.50am to 9.20am – morning; 2pm-3.30pm – afternoon. 3 hours a day,  5 days a week.Housework – some cleaning and ironing.Contact: (087)6435516, (086) 8568608 or (057) 8628826 If you would like to advertise a job vacancy, get in touch with LaoisToday by calling 057 8670722, 085 7180700 or emailing [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday here Pinterest Heritage Killenard – variety of rolesThe Heritage in Killenard has a vacancies for the following roles:Spa TherapistMaintenance ManagerHealth and Fitness InstructorSee full details here. Twitter Facebook Home Jobs All the recent job vacancies, as advertised on LaoisToday Jobs Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleProperty Watch: What will €100,000 get you around the county?Next articleMoment in Time: Halloween fun and games in Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise in 2008 LaoisToday Reporter News Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

OSFI raises domestic stability buffer for banks to 1.75%

first_imgOSFI’s decision to increase the D-SIBs buffer for is based on its assessment that systemic vulnerabilities “remain elevated,” even as economic conditions remain accommodative, the banking regulators says in a news release.“While Canada is currently in the midst of a favourable credit environment with a stable domestic economy, household debt levels continue to be high relative to incomes and uncertainty persists in some housing markets. Corporate indebtedness is also growing, representing a potential future risk,” says OSFI.Banks should be setting aside capital so that they can weather a deterioration in economic conditions without being forced into asset-sales or a drastic reduction in their lending activity, the regulator says. The D-SIB buffer is to range between 0 and 2.5% of a bank’s total RWAs and must be met with tier 1 common equity.“In light of positive credit performance and generally stable economic conditions, now is a prudent time for banks to build resilience against future risks to the Canadian financial system,” says Jamey Hubbs, assistant superintendent, deposit-taking supervision sector, OSFI, in a statement. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Banking industryCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions How should banks allocate capital for crypto? James Langton Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Related news Canada’s big banks should be setting aside additional capital in preparation for future economic turmoil, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced Wednesday.OSFI has raised the level for the domestic stability buffer for domestic systemically important banks’ (D-SIBs) to 1.75% of total risk-weighted assets (RWA), effective April 30, 2019. The buffer was previously set at 1.5% of RWA. OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience Office buildings in Toronto’s financial district niloo138/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Minister pays tribute to domestic violence advocate Angela Hartwig

first_imgMinister pays tribute to domestic violence advocate Angela Hartwig Long-standing Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA CEO Angela Hartwig acknowledged for her contribution to women’s safetyPrevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk has paid tribute to well-known family and domestic violence campaigner Angela Hartwig, who died today.Ms Hartwig was the chief executive of the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services Western Australia for more than 25 years, up until her resignation in October this year.She first worked in a women’s refuge in 1987 and has touched many lives in her long and distinguished career.Ms Hartwig’s advocacy and academic work were instrumental in the development and implementation of the Safe at Home program, which helps women and children to safely stay in their own homes after separation from their abuser.Under Ms Hartwig’s leadership, the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA worked with government on a number of other important initiatives, including:systemic changes to the State’s women’s refuge framework;the introduction of a specific offence for non-fatal strangulation; and the development of Path to Safety: Western Australia’s Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence 2020-2030.As stated by Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk:“Angela Hartwig has been an incredible advocate for the safety of women and children in Western Australia and beyond.“She has worked tirelessly for decades to protect and support those experiencing family and domestic violence, and engaged at a grassroots level throughout her career to ensure her work was informed by the lived experience of survivors of domestic and family violence.“Ms Hartwig’s significant legacy includes reforms to the delivery of services to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence through women’s refuges and other programs, such as Safe at Home.“I am deeply saddened by her passing, and would like to pass on my condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, career, children, council, domestic and family violence, domestic violence, Family, family violence, Government, Minister, prevention, Safety, violence, WA, Western Australia, womenlast_img read more

Helping workers in Northwest Territories develop skills to find good jobs

first_imgHelping workers in Northwest Territories develop skills to find good jobs From: Employment and Social Development CanadaAs the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. The residents of the Northwest Territories and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. The residents of the Northwest Territories and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.Today, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and the Northwest Territories’ Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, R.J. Simpson, highlighted that the Government of Canada has provided an additional $1.5 billion for training for Canadian workers through the Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with provinces and territories. The Government of the Northwest Territories has received $3 million to help support a labour market recovery in the territory. This funding is in addition to the $3.4 billion already being provided to support Canadian workers under the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs) and WDAs in 2020-21.Building on the strong delivery networks and programs already in place in the Northwest Territories, these investments will ensure quick access to training for the residents of the Northwest Territories, including workers and employers in sectors hard hit by COVID-19.As a result of this investment, the Government of the Northwest Territories will be able to provide enhanced wage subsidies for employers, support projects led by organizations and provide supports for communities to assist them in hiring local residents to address pandemic-related needs. These initiatives will support a labour market recovery across the Northwest Territories.Wage subsidies will be targeted to employers recovering from the unique and significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to help them hire, rehire, retrain or retain staff. Funding will be made available, through applications or proposals, to external organizations for projects and initiatives aimed at supporting labour market recovery in the Northwest Territories. Areas of focus for such projects may include, but are not limited to:capacity-building initiatives;training program development;employment creation projects; andindustry transition supports.For communities, funding will be available to hire local residents in a range of roles that address pandemic-related needs and support labour market recovery.In the 2020 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada committed to making the largest training investment in Canadian history and announced that it will launch a campaign to create over one million jobs, restoring employment to pre-pandemic levels. This will be done by using a range of tools, including immediate training to quickly equip workers. As a first step, this one-time investment through the WDAs will help contribute to this goal and create a stronger workforce.To further support recovery efforts, the Government of Canada is also ensuring that Canadian workers can get the support they need under the LMDAs and the WDAs with provinces and territories by broadening the scope of eligible costs to include things such as the costs related to online training, accommodating new physical distancing requirements and providing mental health supports.As we work toward our economic recovery from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support the people of the Northwest Territories and help them grow their potential. By working together with the Government of the Northwest Territories, we can build a stronger workforce and position the country for an economic recovery that leaves no Canadian behind.Quotes“Working with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Government of Canada is getting workers in the territory the training they need to get good jobs as our country cautiously recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. Now more than ever, we need to strengthen workers’ futures and help them succeed as our economy recovers and evolves.”– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough“As a result of this funding, we will be better able to support northern residents and northern business through labour market recovery. As our economy recovers and evolves, we are ensuring that individuals, employers, organizations and communities in the Northwest Territories are stronger today and in the future.”– R. J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment for the Northwest TerritoriesQuick factsEach year, the Government of Canada provides $3 billion in funding to help Canadians improve their skills and find and keep employment through the LMDAs and WDAs. Budget 2017 provided an additional investment in these agreements of up to $625 million annually, between 2017 and 2023.Following today’s announcement, total spending on programs for persons with disabilities through WDAs will increase by about $425 million.Based on the latest job numbers from the Labour Force Survey, the national unemployment rate was 8.6% in December 2020, little changed from 8.5% in November and down from 13.7% in May.The additional funding will support labour market recovery and enhancements to labour market programs for individuals, employers, organizations and communities across the NWT. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, campaign, Canada, disability, education, employment, Government, industry, Investment, mental health, Minister, pandemic, Simpson, spending, unemployment, workforcelast_img read more

Upgrades for digital and aged care claiming channels – update from Services Australia

first_imgUpgrades for digital and aged care claiming channels – update from Services Australia Australian Medical AssociationThe AMA is working with Services Australia to ensure you are prepared for the upgrades to digital health and aged care channels. These upgrades will take effect from 13 March 2022.We want to make sure you know how these upgrades will impact you, and that you are ready before the March 2022 deadline.What claiming channels are being upgraded?The following channels are being upgraded to web services:Medicare Online (Including AIR and DVA): This is the digital claiming channel used to submit claims and data to Services Australia. It is usually integrated within practice management software. It includes access to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).Electronic Claim Lodgement and Information Processing Service Environment (ECLIPSE): This is an extension of Medicare Online and provides a secure connection for communication and in hospital claiming lodgement between health professionals, day hospitals, public and private hospitals, private health insurers, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Services Australia. It also offers providers direct communication with Services Australia and private health insurers in the one transaction.Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online: This is the digital claiming channel used to submit PBS claims and data to Services Australia.Aged Care Online/Web Services: This is a new digital channel that can be used by aged care providers to submit claims and data to Services Australia.In addition to the upgrade to web services, Services Australia is moving the authentication from PKI technology to Provider Digital Access (PRODA).PRODA is an online authentication system that verifies an organisation or individuals’ identity online allowing secure access to multiple government online services.Why are there upgrades?These upgrades will ensure digital health and aged care claiming channels are stable and using up-to-date industry standard technology. They will ensure that patient and provider information is secure, now and into the future.What are your next steps?Contact your software developer now to find out when they will have their web services software available. Confirm when they plan to upgrade your software. You will need to ensure they are able to upgrade your software to web services before the March 2022 deadline. Download ‘Factsheet 1 – Web Services Medicare Online, DVA, AIR, ECLIPSE & PRODA’. This will provide detailed instructions on what you can do now to prepare for web services.Learn more on how to prepare for web services, and download the ‘Web Services eKit’ here. More information is available here. /AMA/AusMed News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, AMA, Australia, Australian, Australian Medical Association, communication, digital health, environment, Government, health, healthcare, hospital, Immunisation, industry, Medicare, PBS, private health, technology, veteranslast_img read more

British High Commission, NBI and GreenCape launch CFA

first_imgBritish High Commission, NBI and GreenCape launch CFA A new innovative Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme was launched today, which supports South Africa’s efforts to implement its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by bringing together stakeholders that can develop and finance climate projects at scale.The next ten years represent a critical decade for the planet. We must take rapid action if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The NDCs are country pledges which are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.The CFA is a global technical assistance programme, funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance. It directly responds to the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by supporting highly promising climate projects to become more bankable and appealing to investors, so that they can secure funding more readily. The CFA approach addresses the fact that there is money available for climate finance, but it is often difficult for it to flow to the places where it is needed.The global programme is delivered by PwC, in collaboration with Ricardo. The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with GreenCape have been appointed as the national delivery partners for the CFA South Africa.A call for proposals is now open for low carbon projects seeking finance. Developers with low-carbon projects looking for funding are invited to apply to take part in the CFA South Africa.By engaging with the CFA programme, project developers can benefit from:Access to investorsCoaching and best practice insightsNetworking opportunitiesIncreased visibilityAchieving low carbon project objectivesActing British High Commissioner, Adam Bye says: “The UK recognises the challenge of ensuring adequate development and private sector finance is available to fund climate projects linked to national climate commitments. I am delighted that, in addition to our significant direct support, we are launching the CFA to help improve the flow of finance to support South Africa’s NDC, helping reduce emissions, support just transition and raise climate ambition”.The financing available and the capacities to deliver the NDCs vary across different countries, something that the NBI and GreenCape have worked to address in South Africa over the past few years.The NBI’s CEO, Joanne Yawitch, explains: “South Africa requires a clear pathway to financing and implementing its climate targets as part of achieving a just transition for the country. This transformation must involve a country-driven shift toward policies and technologies that catalyse new investments and mainstream climate change into existing systems, as articulated in our climate commitments.”Mobilising finance to support the low-carbon transition is one of the four key goals for the UK’s COP26 Presidency this year. Through climate finance, the UK is committed to supporting the development of a high-performing and climate-resilient economy in South Africa, both as a climate response and to ensure it remains competitive in a low-carbon global economy. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accelerator, Africa, agreement, British, climate change, climate crisis, Commission, Commissioner, global warming, Government, Paris, presidency, South Africa, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more