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Creating Age-Friendly Cities

Categories: Elderly,Environment,Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0539/POST-PN-0539.pdf

By 2050 89% of the UK’s population will live in cities and 24% will be over 65.  This report examines how housing, outdoor spaces, and transportation can be made more age-friendly.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Student Loan Statistics

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN01079/SN01079.pdf

Discusses recent developments relating to student loans in Great Britain including background information about the program, the estimated rise in loan levels, repayment requirements, and arguments for reform.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 1079

(education, higher     govt finance     Great Britain     statistics)

 

Paris Climate Agreement Ratified

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7718/CBP-7718.pdf

Passage by the European Parliament of the Paris Climate Agreement brought the number of ratifying countries past the 55 needed for the treaty to come into force.  To date 74 countries with 58% of global emissions have agreed to the terms.  This report offers a British view.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7718

 

Ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7718/CBP-7718.pdf

Describes progress made toward ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, with a focus on the EU nations.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 7718

 

Referendum Campaign Literature

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7678/CBP-7678.pdf

In the wake of complaints about the distribution of misleading information during the Brexit referendum, this paper looks at the regulation of campaign literature in the United Kingdom and other countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7678

 

Brexit: Trade Aspects

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7694/CBP-7694.pdf

Considers three possible trade options for Great Britain in the non-EU future: membership in the European Economic Area, a free trade agreement with European countries, or trading under World Trade Organization rules.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7694

 

Referendums

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7692/CBP-7692.pdf

Provides background to the increasing use of referendums worldwide to settle constitutional issues and to the holding of referendums in the United Kingdom like the Brexit vote.  Also provides information on the use of thresholds, the administration and regulation of referendums, and includes a table of all such votes in Britain to date.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7692.

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7689/CBP-7689.pdf

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689

 

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