General Reports and Other Publications
DECC: The international community should enable rainforest countries to halve deforestation by 2020 and make the global forest sector 'carbon neutral' by 2030 according to the Eliasch Review - 'Climate Change: Financing Global Forests'. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the financing and mechanisms needed to support sustainable management of forests and reduce emissions associated with deforestation.
Press release ~ Climate Change: Financing Global Forests - The Eliasch Review ~ Coalition for Rainforest Nations ~
Illegal logging: Cut it Out ~ WWF-UK Research centre: Help eradicate illegal logging! ~ WWF - Forest Conservation Programme ~ WWF's Global Forces - Forests ~ Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) partner
ScotGov: A report published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICS) makes a number of recommendations to help police forces provide satisfactory & consistent medical services to people held in custody.
Press release ~ HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland: Thematic Inspection: Medical services for people in police custody ~ Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICS) ~ Protecting Vulnerable Adults in Tayside ~ Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS)
DIUS: Students have delivered their recommendations for ‘improving the student experience’ to the heart of government. Maeve Sherlock, Chair of the National Student Forum (NSF) has presented their recommendations to the new Minister for Students, Lord Tony Young in the first NSF report, which focuses on a number of themes, including:
* Student Finance
* Information Advice & Guidance (IAG)
The Forum felt that given the huge variety in courses & colleges, all students need access to good information & advice to enable them to make the right choices about where and what to study. Visiting an institution can make all the difference to a choice and students should not be deterred from doing so before applying on grounds of cost.
Press release ~ National Student Forum (NSF) ~
NSF Annual Report 2008 (6Mb) ~ Student Listening Programme ~ Student juries ~ National Union of Students ~ National Postgraduate Committee ~ Mature Students Union ~ Open University Students' Association ~ Skill: the national bureau for students with disabilities