New opportunities in the climate and development agendas

Volume
8,
Number
9
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31 October 2014
3 November 2014
As the year begins to draw to a close, many in the international community already have their minds focused on the full agenda ahead, with two major international processes set to be concluded in 2015. UN members are due to hammer out a post-2015 development agenda, with a list of sustainable...
3 November 2014
Specific adaptation strategies, coupled with smart trade policies, could play a role in helping African economies ensure future climate-proof development pathways. Africa’s share of global trade has increased steadily from 2.3 percent in 2001 – equal to roughly US$277 billion – to 4.6 percent in...
3 November 2014
What kind of new economic models will be needed to meet the combined imperatives of poverty reduction, sustainable development, while making the shift to a low carbon future? The world will soon embark on a new sustainable development path. Through the planned conclusion of several multilateral...
3 November 2014
A UN report issued earlier this year identified nearly US$200 trillion of assets in the global financial system, some of which could be reoriented towards sustainable development outcomes. Meanwhile, climate governance debates are increasingly seeing engagement from non-state actors, with financial...
3 November 2014
How are sustainable development objectives treated in the latest major preferential trade agreements? In late September, the European Union and Canada released the long-awaited text of a bilateral free trade pact, five years after launching talks, and almost one year on from announcing they had...
3 November 2014
Climate negotiators met in October for the final pit stop ahead of this year’s annual UN climate conference. While some progress was made, commentators say much remains to be addressed in December. Following a week of discussions in October, UN climate negotiators meeting in Bonn, Germany were able...
3 November 2014
In a much-anticipated move, the 28 nation bloc has set climate and energy targets out to the end of next decade. EU heads of state and government reached a political agreement at the end of October on a new climate and energy policy framework for 2030. After some reportedly late night haggling, the...
3 November 2014
EU Commission proposes new fish catch limits The EU’s executive arm has proposed new catch limits for several stocks located in the Atlantic and North Sea for the coming year. These quotas will be based on principles set out in the bloc’s new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that advocates a...
3 November 2014
Improving Access to International Climate Finance within Sub-Saharan Africa – ODI – September 2014 This paper, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), looks at how countries in sub-Saharan Africa access international public funding to secure public policy goals such as dealing with...