Making trade and environment policies work for Africa

Volume
9,
Number
9
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9 November 2015
9 November 2015
In just over a month WTO members will gather in Nairobi, Kenya for the global trade body’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10). The meeting will follow hot on the heels of a bid by UN members to ink a new, multilateral climate change regime in Paris, France to come into effect at the end of the...
9 November 2015
Fisheries play a role in ensuring food security and income. What trade-related support is needed to help secure similar positive outcomes in the face of future pressures on stocks? One of the aims of the Millennium Declaration adopted in 2000 was to halve the proportion of people suffering from...
9 November 2015
Harnessing a strong endowment of natural resources and skills, Africa can become a model of green economic transformation, demonstrating that growing without eroding the underlying stock of natural wealth is possible. African economies have been expanding fast with an average growth rate of 5.1...
9 November 2015
Key lessons can be learned from specific country-level case studies. This article looks at the importance of gender considerations in fisheries trade policy improvements in The Gambia with an eye on more inclusive outcomes. The relationship between trade and gender is highly contextual and country-...
9 November 2015
Can existing institutions be used to ensure proper follow-up and review of the trade commitments made in the UN’s new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Trade is reflected throughout the new global sustainable development agenda , both in “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for...
9 November 2015
Submissions have been made in the context of multilateral talks governing trade rules in key areas, including around fisheries subsidies, which have been spotlighted in other processes such as the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Several new texts have been circulated in recent weeks in the...
9 November 2015
Individual national action plans will form the basis of the new multilateral climate regime. But how to ensure these do enough to address the global commons challenge at hand? The collective ambition of the national climate action plans outlined by over 140 countries has been evaluated by the UN...
9 November 2015
Embattled UN climate publish complex draft Following tense multilateral talks in Bonn, Germany on a universal emissions-cutting regime, which often saw familiar divisions between so-called “developed” and “developing” parties re-visited, negotiators agreed to forward a 51-page text for...
9 November 2015
International Trade in Resources: A Biophysical Assessment – UNEP – October 2015 This report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s International Resource Panel analyses the role of international trade in increasing resource efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and promoting equitable and...