10 May 2017
There is great potential to incorporate trade elements in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that has not been taken advantage of to date. This blog post argues that...
2 May 2017
Those working to step up climate action in countries where governments are hostile to their message should take note of the Canadian example, explains the author of this post...
27 April 2017
In this article, the author makes the case for carbon pricing as a mechanism to fortify flimsy nationally determined contribution (NDC) plans, steer investments in the right...
26 April 2017
Leveraging FDI for sustainable development — understanding the latter concept as a process leading to a constant social, economic and environmental upgrading — entails at least...
24 April 2017
Solar energy is booming at the moment. Generating capacity from solar panels has increased by 50 percent per year since 2005. More recently, a wide variety of solar lights,...
19 April 2017
In this article, the author weighs the potential implications of the proposed “border adjusted tax” (BAT), ranging from higher consumer prices to diminished competitiveness of US-...
7 April 2017
The message from Baden-Baden was clear: maintaining open borders has been demoted as a G20 policy priority. With mounting risk of copy-cat protectionism, current trade policy...
14 March 2017
Imagine a trade deal that could save energy, cut your monthly utility bill, and improve the environment. This is exactly what 45 countries are aiming to do in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The cornerstone of our analysis is the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES). Our approach to...
9 March 2017
As the UK and EU27 prepare to define the terms of their future trade relationship, this post raises some critical questions regarding post-Brexit agricultural trade. With the...
8 March 2017
For some time, it was possible to win the hearts of trade-sceptics by providing explicit numbers reflecting the losses from protectionism, but the larger public seems to have become increasingly indifferent to evidence-based debates. In today’s world a majority of individuals appear to expect the...

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