What next for the trade, climate communities?

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19 February 2016
19 February 2016
Following last year’s busy international calendar, which saw governments sign up to a new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a universal climate deal, and an unexpected set of outcomes from the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) to cap it all, policymakers must now figure out where to...
19 February 2016
Against the backdrop of the latest WTO ministerial meeting can the multilateral trading system still deliver for the new UN sustainable development agenda? Commentary on the outcome of the WTO’s 10 th Ministerial Conference, known as MC10 in WTO parlance, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-December has...
19 February 2016
A new climate regime calls for further cooperation between the trade and climate communities in order to build a more sustainable future. The Paris Agreement concluded at the Twenty-First Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21) in December in Paris...
19 February 2016
A landmark universal emissions-cutting deal offers both hope and challenges as stakeholders move to implementation. In a historic move, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) successfully landed the first multilateral climate treaty since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol during...
19 February 2016
The new climate deal includes several provisions relevant to market-based emissions reductions efforts. At a UN conference in Paris, France in December countries agreed to a new framework for international cooperation on climate change. The “ Paris Agreement ” ties together nationally determined...
19 February 2016
A new multilateral agreement geared towards tackling illegal fish trade moved a step closer to entry into force in February. On 10 February, US President Barack Obama approved the ratification of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a key international accord designed to prevent catch from...
19 February 2016
Following December's UN climate agreement, countries are ramping up clean energy development, including through regional collaboration. The US, Canada, and Mexico have agreed to take a series of steps aimed at boosting North American climate and energy cooperation – an announcement that was hailed...
19 February 2016
The UN civil aviation body in September will consider a proposal for a market-based platform to reduce the sector’s emissions starting from 2020. A committee tasked with leading environmental protection efforts at the UN’s civil aviation body wrapped up a fortnight of talks on Friday 12 February...
19 February 2016
Obama targets clean energy in budget US President Barack Obama put forward a series of clean energy finance proposals as part of his final budget request before leaving office. The proposed US$4.1 trillion fiscal budget includes a plan for a “21 st century clean transportation system,” to be funded...
19 February 2016
OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends – OECD – February 2016 This edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s semi-annual Financial Market Trends includes articles on finance and climate and on financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate...