UN Middle East commission meeting should spotlight successes – official

Speaking in Beirut on Thursday, Mervat Tallawy, head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), announced that Saudi Arabia will chair ESCWA’s Ministerial Session next May.Addressing members of an Advisory Committee, she voiced hope that the May session would be an opportunity to shed light on the successes of countries in the region and their major achievements, seeing as “the world typically focuses on the shortcomings.” Regional and international developments will top the agenda when officials gather at ESCWA’s Beirut Headquarters, Ms. Tallawy said. The meeting will also address youth unemployment and will review economic progress made by Yemen, which is one of the world’s least developed countries. The Advisory Committee facilitates communication between member countries and the ESCWA Secretariat. Diplomats from a dozen ESCWA countries attended the session. read more

Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change Teck exec

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2017 11:51 am MDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Teck Resources has received a growing number of inquiries from shareholders about how climate change and carbon pricing will affect its operations, an official with the Canadian mining giant said.Speaking at the world’s largest annual gathering for the mining industry, currently underway in Toronto, Chris Adachi said the company is receiving “very detailed inquiries” about climate change from investors and other stakeholders.Adachi, who helps manage Teck’s (TSX:TECK.B) carbon strategy, told attendees at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention that the inquiries have been ramping up in recent years.For example, stakeholders are asking how the company thinks about carbon pricing and various climate change scenarios during the project design process, he said.Teck is a mining and mineral development company headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. that focuses on copper, coal, zinc and energy.It owns or has interests in mines in Canada, the U.S., Peru and Chile.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change: Teck exec read more