Monday, 24 April 2017

Chernobyl remembrance

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is remembered on
26 April.  On this date in 1986 An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant spread a radioactive cloud over large parts of the Soviet Union, now the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation causing imense human and long term environmental damage
The UN resolution  and 
associated United Nations documents provide information and background on events. 
The UNDP also has a specialist website  It contains a depository of UN official documents on Chernobyl nuclear accident

other useful websites considering the long term impact include:
it includes statements from witnesses and scientific organisations on the impact - from the 30th anniversary in 2016 . This includes the shocking 20 year evaluation report
Chernobyl’s Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts
and Recommendations to the Governments of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine 



Government reports this week

Managing Ministers’ and officials’ conflicts of interest: time for clearer values, principles and action Public Administration Committee

Draft sentencing guideline on breach offences Justice Committee 

Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment Women and Equalities website

Progress on the government estate strategy National Audit Office. 

Refugees Welcome? The Experience of New Refugees in the UKA report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees 

Sustainable Development Goals in the UK Environmental Audit Committee 

House of CommonsEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs CommitteePost-legislative scrutiny: Flood and Water Management Act 2010 

Capital funding for schools Public Accounts Committee report 

Local support for people with a learning disability Public Accounts committee

Economics reports this week

Federation of Master Builders - State of Trade survey 2017

Savills commercial property market April 2017 

Clean energy and economic growth - Energy Transmissions Commission. Better energy greater prosperity.