Wednesday April 22, 2015

The European Parliamentary Research Service provides analytical support and comprehensive research to the Members of European Parliament.

It was established on November 1, 2013 and is organized in 3 directorates:

  • Members' Research Service: its central task is to ensure that all members of the European Parliament are provided with analysis of, and research on, policy issues related to the European Union.
  • The Library: provides on-site and online services, access to internal and external publications on European and national issues, and online access to news and information services. The Historical Archives and the 'Ask EP' are also part of the service.
  • Impact assessment and European added value: these services contribute to identifying the need for action at European level and provide scrutiny and oversight of EU legislation in practice. This Directorate is supported by research and analytical capacities in all areas of policy, drawing if necessary on outside expertise. It covers the following activities: Ex-Ante Impact Assessment, European Added Value, Ex-Post Impact Assessment, Policy Performance Appraisal, European Council Oversight and Science and Technology Options Assessment.


(Source: EPRS)

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The National Energy Board recently released this interactive Pipeline Incident Map.

The map shows occurrences that involve:

  • Fatalities and serious injuries
  • Fire or explosions
  • Release of gas
  • Release of a liquid
  • Other

Users can also filter the map by incident type, province and significant incidents only. Data is available for 2008 to present.

Read more at the CBC.

(Source: Canadian Geographers)

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Tuesday April 21, 2015

The State of African Population is a 2012 report, published by the African Union.  The 2012 edition focuses on the demographic dividend for Africa's socio-economic development. The link brings you to the 2006 edition as well.

From foreword:

Evidence in this report shows that Africa's dependent population will decline in the coming years, while the productive population will increase.

Africa has a young and growing population and will account for about 29% of the world's population aged 15-24 by 2050. Furthermore, population projections indicate that the working age population in Africa is growing by 15.3 million people a year and this number is expected to increase over the coming decades.

(Source: African Union)

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