Global negotiations on climate change: The greatest show on earth

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15 June 2009
15 June 2009
As this article goes to press, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is forging through yet another round of discussions and negotiations that strive to secure our common future. While nations around the world are scrambling to find solutions to their avalanching...
15 June 2009
Climate change will impact agricultural production and productivity around the world and the agricultural sector will have to adapt to climate change if we are to achieve global food security. Indeed, food security features prominently in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),...
15 June 2009
Bilateral and regional trade agreements (RTAs) [1] have proliferated over the past decade, and even as they set out the basis for their respective parties' trade relations, their provisions have increasingly included environmental provisions. This trend has grown rapidly and stems from the...
15 June 2009
As climate change has in recent years come to the fore of the international agenda, increasing attention is being paid to the linkages between trade and climate change. A noteworthy example of this was the inclusion of a meeting of trade ministers on the sidelines of the thirteenth UN Framework...
15 June 2009
Carbon labelling is the latest in an ever-growing trend of buzz concepts within the environmentalist community. The concept came into being in the United Kingdom in 2007 as an act by the Carbon Trust, in association with the British Standards Institute. Simply stated, carbon labelling strives to...
15 June 2009
How much would you pay for a little biodiversity? While some may call environmental commodification repugnant, the UN Environment Programme's Green Economy Initiative is banking on the idea that economics holds much potential for biodiversity preservation. The Economics of Ecosystems and...
15 June 2009
When the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) met earlier this year, it decided to include "patents and the environment, with a particular attention to climate change and alternative sources of energy" among the non-exhaustive list of issues...
15 June 2009
The global agricultural sector must meet three major tests in the 21st century: 1) it must adapt to climate change and, where possible, play a role in climate change mitigation; 2) it must provide sustainable global food security for a growing population, and 3) it must make good on its promise of...
15 June 2009
Events 9-11 June, Jakarta, Indonesia. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED MATERIAL FOR NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY. Organised by the Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences. 12-14 June, Basel, Switzerland. FOREST MOVEMENT EUROPE MEETING 2009. Organised by the Bruno Manser Fund and...