All quiet on the climate front

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11 November 2013
11 November 2013
With two major multilateral meetings of interest to the trade and environment community coming back to back this year, the last quarter of 2013 is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory. But as delegates arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the UNFCCC's Nineteenth Conference of the Parties,...
11 November 2013
Download PDF Version here: Bridges Warsaw Update #1 The familiar sense of urgency is conspicuously absent as climate negotiators arrive at this year's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Warsaw. In 2011, countries meeting at COP 17 in Durban, South...
11 November 2013
How can the UNFCCC technology mechanism help African countries engage effectively in the development, acquisition, and use of technologies to fight climate change? Managing climate change and ensuring environmental sustainability requires technological intervention. All countries must invest in the...
11 November 2013
While the aid for trade initiative has great potential to help address climate change, the necessary conditions are not often present in LDCs. It is necessary to ensure the institutional mechanisms are in place to allow for the effective delivery of aid and, as this article points out, help the...
11 November 2013
As WTO members prepare to meet in Bali for their Ninth Ministerial Conference, ICTSD is aiming to ensure sustainable development is part of the broader discussions. WTO members will be in Bali, Indonesia from 3-6 December for what many expect to be the largest event hosted by the organisation in...
11 November 2013
Europe's efforts to kick start the curtailment of aviation emissions are ramping up again, with a revised proposal to subject airlines to pay for their aviation emissions - this time only for the portion they use in European airspace. The European Commission has announced plans to keep emissions...
11 November 2013
In the latest move by Europe to overhaul its Common Fisheries Policy, parliamentarians have voted down an effort to reintroduce controversial construction subsidies. European Parliament has approved new spending rules for a fund dedicated to help support the bloc's fisheries industry...
11 November 2013
A new row over territorial fishing rights is expected to trigger a range of questions over sovereignty and jurisdiction, as EU member state Denmark files a WTO dispute against Brussels on behalf of its self-governing territory, the Faroe Islands. The government of the Faroe Islands has formally...
11 November 2013
Greenland is looking to draw foreign investment and export capital by lifting a longstanding ban on uranium mining. The ban on uranium has thus far prevented the Arctic nation from accessing its intermixed rare earth deposits. Greenland's parliament has voted to put an end to a 25-year prohibition...
11 November 2013
With Brussels confirming that it will be imposing anti-dumping duties on some biodiesel imports, the WTO could see its second dispute settlement hearing over biodiesel in less than a year. EU member states have reportedly signed off on imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports...
11 November 2013
Renewables credited with EU CO2 reductions New research suggests that investment in renewable energy, not the global economic crisis, is the reason for the EU's considerable carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions in recent years. According to CDC Climat, a French investment group, the widely...
11 November 2013
Below are a selection of resources related to trade and environment compiled by the BioRes team. If you would like to see your publication listed here, write to the editor . Addressing the Aviation and Climate Change Challenge - ICTSD - August 2013 This paper examines the complex relationship...