UPDATED INVESTMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT NAVIGATOR. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2016). This version of UNCTAD’s Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator has now been updated to include information through 1 January 2016. The new information shows that the number of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases filed in the previous year hit a peak of 70 disputes, among various other findings. To learn more, visit the UNCTAD website.
STATUS OF WTO LEGAL INSTRUMENTS. Published by the World Trade Organization (2015). This new publication provides a review of the various legal instruments prepared by different WTO members in relation to the Marrakesh Agreement and related plurilateral pacts. The publication can be downloaded online; printed copies can also be ordered. More information is available here.
NEW STATISTICAL PROFILES ON GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS. Published by the World Trade Organization (2016). These new statistical profiles, which cover 61 economies, uses data from the joint OECD-WTO database on Trade in Value Added in order to better understand global value chains, the relationship between services and exports, trade facilitation, and more. The new profiles are available online at the WTO website.
‘HOW EU ETS REFORM WILL SHAPE THE LOW-CARBON ECONOMY’ – DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS. Published by viEUws (January 2016). This video, published by the broadcaster viEUws, features a debate of how the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) may evolve between now and 2030. The discussants include Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit “Emissions Trading System – Policy Development and Auctioning” in DG Climate Action, Bas Eickhout MEP, Greens/European Free Alliance, Shadow rapporteur for the ETS reform proposal and Chris Scott-Wilson, Director Public Affairs, Cefic. The video is available here.