A Joint Declaration was signed on March 1999 between the European Union (EU) and China giving their full political endorsement to the strengthening of energy cooperation at institutional, policy, scientific, technological, commercial and industrial level. The cooperation will be strengthened through : maintaining a permanent and effective dialogue on energy issues of mutual importance; creating the conditions for facilitating an increased presence of EU energy companies in China, and viceversa, including policy, legal, regulatory and fiscal aspects; continuing jointly supporting exchanges between the two sides, training courses, workshops, seminars and studies; taking full advantage of the new opportunities offered by the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EU and China signed in December 1994.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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