Duncan Brack

freelance researcher

Duncan Brack is a freelance researcher. From 2010 to 2012 he was special adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, focusing mainly on UK, European and global climate policy and low-carbon investment. Before that he worked for Chatham House, and from 1998 to 2003 was head of its Sustainable Development Programme; his work included international environmental regimes and institutions, the interaction between environmental regulation and international trade rules, and international environmental crime, particularly illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber. He has also been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Environment Select Committee and Environmental Audit Committee.Duncan Brack is a freelance researcher. From 2010 to 2012 he was special adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, focusing mainly on UK, European and global climate policy and low-carbon investment. Before that he worked for Chatham House, and from 1998 to 2003 was head of its Sustainable Development Programme; his work included international environmental regimes and institutions, the interaction between environmental regulation and international trade rules, and international environmental crime, particularly illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber. He has also been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Environment Select Committee and Environmental Audit Committee.

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25 July 2013
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Nagoya Protocol) was adopted on 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, as the culmination of years of negotiation on how to...
25 July 2013
The year 2010 introduced a new phenomenon into the global biofuels economy: the bilateral trade of bioethanol between Brazil and the United States of America; the most important producers, consumers, and traders of ethanol. Brazilian ethanol is produced primarily from sugarcane, while the US...
20 August 2012
The Australian government is currently legislating to exclude illegally logged timber from imports and from domestic processing. This article explores whether the measures proposed in the Australian legislation are likely to be compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and concludes that...
13 August 2012
Services play a crucial role in the economic growth and social development of developing countries. They do this by contributing to competitiveness, the social realm, and the generation of employment, income, and foreign exchange earnings. Services are a key component of the production process...
26 November 2010
In current debates on biofuels trade, the focus tends to be on large-scale production. However, the production of small-scale biofuels is better suited for many smaller developing and least-developed countries. Small-scale biofuels can bring many social and environmental benefits at the local level...
8 November 2010
Technology development and its rapid diffusion are considered crucial for tackling the climate change challenge. In particular, enhancing technology transfer towards developing countries has been an integral part of the global climate change regime since the inception of the United Nations...
15 December 2009
It is widely recognized that the availability of modern, reliable, and efficient energy services is an essential driver for development. Modern energy supports productive activities, is a determining factor of costs and global competitiveness and, in this sense, a pre-requisite for sustained...
5 August 2009
The position of African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries in the EU marketplace is inherently weak. Of late, this unequal trade relationship has been characterised by a marked reduction in commercial preferences awarded to ACP countries, increased competition among emerging economies,...