A changing climate landscape?

Volume
8,
Number
10
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27 November 2014
27 November 2014
As delegates from nearly 200 nations prepare to head to Lima, Peru for the latest round of UNFCCC talks, there are positive signs suggesting progress toward a 2015 global climate agreement. Word of a China-US deal in November came as a surprise to many in the climate community, as the two economic...
27 November 2014
Shifting to a cleaner energy mix is essential to limit the far-ranging consequences of climate change caused by ballooning greenhouse gas emissions. Trade policy can play an important role in this transition but a number of challenges will need to be addressed in a future Environmental Goods...
27 November 2014
The world’s largest single market has shown its hand on cutting emissions in the medium term. This article takes a look at some of the economic and competitiveness issues raised by the proposed 2030 targets. In October, as UN climate negotiators met in Bonn, Germany, EU heads of state and...
27 November 2014
How supportive are multilateral trade rules of climate change adaptation measures? The interface between climate adaptation and trade rules looks like a good topic for UNFCCC work on agriculture. A considerable amount of analytical work has been taking place on climate mitigation and adaptation...
27 November 2014
Based on current trends the future is bleak for biodiversity. Can private sector partnerships, trade frameworks, and legal architectures be geared towards its sustainable use? Representatives from nearly 200 governments convened in Pyeongchang, South Korea in October to focus on shoring up...
27 November 2014
The world’s largest carbon emitter has said it will use a market-based tool to help cut the country’s emissions. Just ahead of the kick-off of this year’s UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, China confirmed plans to establish the world’s largest carbon market in 2016. Su Wei, a top climate change...
27 November 2014
Delegates from over 190 nations met in Paris, France in November to advance work on ozone-depleting substances. Efforts to establish a “contact group” to address ways to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a potent greenhouse gas – failed to advance at a November meeting of the international...
27 November 2014
An international meet resulted in an outcome document outlining plans for a global scaling up of protected areas on land and sea in a bid to shore up biodiversity loss. Delegates from more than 170 countries have set out a pathway to achieve a global target to protect least 17 percent of the land...
27 November 2014
EU court rules on UK air pollution The European Court of Justice in November delivered a ruling finding that the British government has failed to comply with the EU’s air pollution rules. The court instructed London to come up with a plan to bring the country’s policy in line as soon as possible...
27 November 2014
Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report – Global Commission on the Economy and Climate – September 2014
 This flagship report by a commission of global economic leaders, known as the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, argues that economic growth and action on...