Archive for September 27th, 2012

27/09/2012

“Failure to Act on Syria Risks Repeat of Srebrenica Massacre” – Bosnia and Herzegovina Leader

Human Wrongs Watch

New York, 27 September 2012 – In the United Nations General Assembly today, the leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina upbraided the international community over its failure to act in the Syrian crisis, saying it had failed to learn the lessons from the massacres that tore his own country apart 17 years ago to prevent a repetition of those events in the Arab state.

*Exhumations in Srebrenica, 1996 | Photo credit: ICTY staff.

“The images coming from Syria remind us of the tragedy of Bosnia,” the Chairman of the Presidency of the Balkan nation, Bakir Izetbegovic, told the 67th Assembly on the third day of its annual General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York.

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27/09/2012

World Can Save 50 Percent of Fuel, Four-fifth of Global Oil Consumption, But…

Human Wrongs Watch

The right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as four-fifths of current annual global oil consumption, according to new reports.

**Peak hour traffic in melbourne, Australia | Photo credit: fir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au | Wikipedia

Two reports released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) inform that the transport sector currently accounts for a fifth of global final energy consumption, and increased demand from this sector is expected to make up all future growth in oil use worldwide.

“But there is massive potential for fuel efficiency improvements to reduce demand for transport fuel, and the two reports show how the world could stabilise demand for oil even if  the number of road vehicles (passenger cars, two-wheelers and freight trucks) doubled by 2050,” according to IEA reports.

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