Building a new climate regime in a global economy

Volume
9,
Number
10
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1 December 2015
1 December 2015
Negotiators from nearly 200 nations, in total numbering up to 20,000 representatives flanked by nearly as many supporters from civil society, have arrived in Paris, France to tackle a herculean-like task. By the end of the Twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on...
1 December 2015
This article provides a rough guide to the collective reflections of the climate community when considering the relationship between mitigation and the multilateral trade regime. Climate is, in economic terms, an externality. The pursuit of conventional economic growth, particularly through...
1 December 2015
What are the links between trade and climate change? How has the relationship between these two policy areas changed over the years? Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have kicked off their annual negotiations, this time in Paris, France. Countries have agreed to...
1 December 2015
In what ways might technology transfer arrangements be strengthened in the new planned climate deal to help ensure effective future climate action across the globe? There are high expectations for the Twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (...
1 December 2015
Carbon markets are gaining traction across the globe. What governance role for the multilateral system in this area? Carbon markets have been one of the bright spots in climate change mitigation efforts for the last 10-15 years. While climate talks at the multilateral level have stalled, or...
1 December 2015
W hat can be said about the revised GPA and the relevant work programme when it comes to green public procurement, from a European perspective? The WTO's revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) covers government purchasing of goods, services, and construction work valued at US$1.7 trillion...
1 December 2015
Several of the world’s richest economies clinched a deal to restrict government support for technology exports for coal-fired power plants during a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that concluded on 17 November in Paris, France. The new rules should help...
1 December 2015
The WTO’s highest court has ruled that the revised version of the US’ dolphin-safe labelling regime for tuna products is still in violation of the organisation’s rules, granting victory to Mexico in the long-running case ( DS381 ). The Appellate Body finding comes following several years of...
1 December 2015
G-20 leaders tussle over climate change language Negotiations on the outcome document from a gathering of leaders from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies ran into the early hours of the morning on 16 November in Antalya, Turkey due to differences over a dedicated paragraph...
1 December 2015
Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime – CEPR, FERDI – November 2015 Published by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and la Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), this eBook looks at what needs to be done to build a climate regime...