With Talks Fraying, Nagoya CBD Meet Looks to Ministers for Compromise

Volume
14,
Number
37
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27 October 2010
27 October 2010
With only two days of negotiations left at the Convention on Biological Diversity's summit in Japan, all eyes are on the ministers and top officials from 110 countries that have arrived in Nagoya to try to hammer out a compromise. Despite high hopes going into the Tenth Conference of the Parties (...
27 October 2010
Officials from the world's leading economies, meeting in South Korea, agreed over the weekend to cooperate on reducing global trade imbalances and calming exchange-rate tensions, but stopped short of establishing numerical targets for countries' current account surpluses and deficits. They instead...
27 October 2010
Countries on the periphery of global trade are finding it hard to access trade finance, hurting their ability to import and export, even though finance flows elsewhere have largely recovered from the credit crunch of late 2008 and 2009, an experts' meeting convened by WTO Director-General Pascal...
27 October 2010
A group of leading European agricultural economists has urged EU policymakers to reform farm subsidy programmes to promote environmental objectives, animal welfare, and competitiveness at home while minimising harm to farmers abroad, criticising current proposals for post-2013 farm spending as...
27 October 2010
The WTO's programme to promote and monitor aid-for-trade this week examined the implications of trade-related development assistance for women for the first time in its five-year history. Various studies have highlighted that the impacts of trade are not gender-neutral. According to the...
27 October 2010
Coming up this week 31 October, The Hague, Netherlands. GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE. This conference, hosted by the government of the Netherlands, will bring together governments, international organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations...
27 October 2010
AID FOR TRADE: SUPPORTING TRADE PREFERENCE REFORM. By Susan Prowse (Center for Global Development, 28 September 2010). In this working paper, the author talks about how aid-for-trade programs can help strengthen low-income countries' supply capacity and knowledge of trade preferences, which will...