Because practice makes perfect
Because practice makes perfect
Who doesn’t like ice cream? I do, and I think every one I ever met does too. How boring is that as a lead sentence when writing a blog post? boo…
Now, who do feel that they know themselves well? I thought I do, and I was 100% before what happened just recently, in late 2012. Then. I think second opinion about who I am might worth seeing. So, a week ago I contacted a personal development expert/career coach for an individual assessment. I always think that this kind of test is silly but as a human being I do have certain flaws that I have denying of for quite a while, and this kind of assessment help me to deal with myself.
Let’s start with with the good ones, Continue reading
Korea has managed to get into OECD ranks in less than 60 years after its independence. Its rapid development, fueled by massive industrialization put the country in the 11th position in term of the total amount of carbon dioxide emission. The country will have an annual emission of 813,000 metric tonnes by 2020, which translates into 243,000 metric tonnes of emission reduction to meet the pledge made to the Kyoto protocol in reducing emission by 30% from business as usual level.
With such a high level of emission growth – which turned to be the largest among OECD members – Korean government looks for alternatives to reduce its emission and meet the target pledge under the Kyoto protocol; Continue reading
The last time I visited Jakarta I was having a nice conversation with my classmate, a nice guy who is now working for one of the largest FMCG company in Indonesia (or probably the world :p). It has been a couple years or two since the last time the two of us met, leaving lots of things to update. Each and every stories were very nice, among those , many are nostalgic, some are brief update of our recent life, but one thing that I think really worth sharing is about his job.
Just like me, he graduated from the faculty of forestry of Universitas Gadjah Mada. He, instead of getting a forestry job, then landed a job at an FMCG company through a management trainee program where he experienced different business function across various business units which is not what we are trained for. During earlier period of the program, he always answered “I am selling milk” whenever people ask about how he makes a living, including to me.
American professors of literature crank out 70,000 scholarly publications a year, compared with 13,757 in 1959. Most of these simply moulder: Mark Bauerlein of Emory University points out that, of the 16 research papers produced in 2004 by the University of Vermont’s literature department, a fairly representative institution, 11 have since received between zero and two citations.
I am fully agree with above statement, but still, in the past four months have been trained to write scientific articles. I have produced four term papers in 2011. Obliged by the professors, that is the main driving force investing at least three weeks of my life writing each of those papers. Continue reading
Among many sectors included within the EU ETS, emission reduction from forestry in a form of carbon sinks and nuclear power are excluded. This exclusion is consistent with European Union negotiation at any international convention.
The decision to about whether to exclude a sector is related with
- Whether there are real emission reductions
- Whether those can be measured or verified
- The need to pursue real reduction rather than temporary storage
- The environmental and social impact
Or in other word it is the assurance of environmental integrity of the emission reduction effort that is considered. This is mentioned under in paragraph 5 of the new article 11(b) of the ET Directive that stated “real, measureable, and long term benefit related to the mitigation of climate change” Continue reading
Before we address the question let’s take a look at the definition of market mechanism to give a sense of what is market mechanism and what is not.
“The process by which a market solves a problem of allocating resources, especially that of deciding how much of a good or service should be produced, but other such problems as well. The market mechanism is an alternative, for example, to having such decisions made by government” (Deardoff’s Glossary of International Economics)
From the definition there are two points worth noting, first, that it is the market that solves the problem of resources allocation, and second, the problem can be solved by government instead. Moreover another characteristic of market especially competitive market or free market is that it can optimally allocate resources through the interaction of supply and demand.
Then there is The Kyoto protocol which is an attempt by the world community to realize the goal set during UNFCCC in limiting greenhouse gas emission. The protocol comprises of a complex architecture that address complicated issues of economics, social, politics and environment through many measures and mechanisms. Among those, Continue reading
Among the longstanding assumptions on which REDD were established is that protected areas are permanent fixtures on the landscape, hence ineligible to be funded. This basic assumption then proven to be otherwise through what Mascia and Pailer termed as protected areas downgrading downsizing and degazettement (PADDD). The result is that overtime, there will be an increase in emission due to greater percentage of protected area estates lost to PADDD. Continue reading