Sizing up farm and fish reform

Volume
8,
Number
3
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7 April 2014
7 April 2014
At the end of March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest study, for the first time in seven years assessing the impacts of climate change. The UN panel warned, "In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all...
7 April 2014
Navigating the wildlife trade debate In the previous issue of BioRes we published two papers offering a glimpse into a few of the many conservation options advocated when addressing the intersection between wildlife and trade, as well as a separate article on transboundary traditional knowledge. We...
7 April 2014
Over the last four years, the EU has busied itself with a reform of the bloc's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which broadly speaking, governs food production across the membership. In the inaugural issue of Bridges Trade BioRes in 2007, we argued that solving the grave environmental problems...
7 April 2014
Farming can be a risky business. Agricultural prices and yields can be quite volatile. Farmers do not know what price they will receive when they plant a crop and they cannot predict the weather during the season. Livestock farmers also face uncertainty about prices for their products and risks of...
7 April 2014
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) sets rules on who can fish where, how, and when in EU waters. It has far reaching ramifications because it also applies to EU fleets fishing beyond the bloc's waters, the marketing of fisheries and aquaculture imports and exports, as well as how much and what...
7 April 2014
Forests make big targets - for better or worse. Planting trees, or cutting down forests, has major consequences. If we manage forests well they will give us goods and services that we cannot live without. If forests disappear we lose any prospect of sustainable development. Forests and trees are...
7 April 2014
Sir Nicholas Stern, in his landmark report on the economics of climate change published in 2007, famously described climate change as the "greatest market failure" in the history of humanity. The expression "market failure" is a technical term economists use to describe a situation when the actions...
7 April 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest global climate science study at the end of March, indicating that the effects of climate change had already left their mark on "all continents and across the oceans," with the effects felt everywhere. Although ambitious...
7 April 2014
A WTO dispute panel has found that China's restrictions on rare earths exports are in breach of global trade rules, in a highly-awaited ruling that focused heavily on how to balance natural resource policies with international trade obligations. The restrictions cited in the dispute involve a...
7 April 2014
An informal paper by the Cairns Group of farm exporters has found that trade-distorting agricultural subsidies in developed countries are four times those of poorer countries, as a share of the value of production. However, the paper, which was presented at an informal WTO meeting in late March,...
7 April 2014
UN court slams Japanese scientific whaling The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are in violation of its international commitments on the subject. The case was brought to the Hague based court in May 2010 by Australia's former Labour government...
7 April 2014
Global Forest Watch - WRI - 2014 This online forest monitoring and alert system, a collaborative project convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) empowers people worldwide to better manage forests. The website unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to...