Editorial

Volume
5,
Number
3
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9 November 2011
9 November 2011
Before we reach a number of important events addressing both trade and environment in December, this penultimate issue of the BioRes Review in 2011 tackles a range of trade and environment topics. In our first article of the issue, Arunabha Ghosh – CEO of the New Delhi think tank “Council on Energy...
9 November 2011
International competition in the area of renewable energy is intensifying. On the flipside, investment is often lacking, due to uncertainties in the policy framework. Among the issues needing further clarification is the role of renewable energy subsidies, with potential new cases looming at the...
9 November 2011
On 15 September , a WTO panel handed down a mixed ruling in a dispute brought by Mexico over the US “dolphin-safe” label for tuna products. The three panel members — confronted with the difficult question of whether requirements for a voluntary label can be a de facto mandatory regulation and as...
9 November 2011
The environmental challenges faced by most African countries hold the potential to derail their current developmental path. Their economies are reliant on agriculture, tourism and fisheries as these are among the largest sources of employment, economic growth and exports on the African continent...
9 November 2011
A vast range of services across multiple sectors classified in the WTO’s list of proposed environmental goods and services for liberalisation appears to be related to implementing climate change policies. Since the Copenhagen conference on climate change in 2009, a renewed engagement in WTO...
9 November 2011
Importation of invasive species is an intrinsic risk of international trade.[1] As trade volumes rise, so do introductions. Preventing introductions is widely recognised as preferable to responding after they occur. Prevention measures require exporters and importers, as well as national...
9 November 2011
Participants in recent regional meetings paving the way for the Rio+20 Conference next June have struggled to find agreement on the concept of a “green economy” – one of the two primary focal points of the meeting. While some parties see a redefinition of the economy in green terms as a path...
9 November 2011
November 2011 7-11 Beijing, China. SECOND ASIA PACIFIC FORESTRY WEEK . 8-10 Geneva, Switzerland. UNCTAD SECOND EXPERT MEETING ON TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF THE GREEN ECONOMY . 9 Montreux, Switzerland. PEFC STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE: RECOGNIZING THE REAL VALUE OF FOREST PRODUCTS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE . 9-12...
9 November 2011
ICTSD Resources FOSTERING LOW CARBON GROWTH: THE CASE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRADE AGREEMENT . By ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy. (November 2011). POST-2013 EU COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: A REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS . By Alan...