The future of green trade

Volume
6,
Number
3
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20 August 2012
20 August 2012
After months of increasingly busy and intense negotiations leading up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) many of those participating - either on site or virtually - have had a chance to take a step back and reflect. The outcome was far from perfect, as detailed in the...
20 August 2012
Following months of informal negotiations and amid lowered expectations, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) drew to a close on 22 June, with civil society groups openly criticising governments for wasting a seldom seen opportunity. But while critics pointed to the need...
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...
20 August 2012
The topic of the green economy was a major component of discussions during the preparatory process for Rio+20 as well as during the conference itself. The strong debates it caused reinforced the importance of the notion of green economy, its content and its connection with the concept of...
20 August 2012
It's a calm evening in South Africa's Dabchick nature reserve when farm manager Martin Roux hears a shot ring out in the distance. Roux, who just returned from a patrol on the farm, leaps into his vehicle and speeds off in the direction of the shot. Upon his arrival, he discovers the carcass of a...
20 August 2012
Subsidies have always been part of the policy toolbox that governments use to achieve a variety of policy goals. Over the last decades, they have been particularly pervasive in the energy, agriculture, and fisheries sectors. A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that current...
20 August 2012
The adverse impacts of climate change will be felt disproportionately across the globe, with the poor and vulnerable in developing countries in Africa, South Asia, and low-lying island states suffering the most. These populations will need adaptation and mitigation assistance if they are to...
20 August 2012
Be sure to visit ictsd.org/news/biores regularly for breaking trade and environment news Legal ivory trade proposal floated at CITES Elephant conservation sparked fierce debate at a 23-27 July meeting, as delegates reviewed a CITES secretariat-commissioned report that featured a proposal for a...
20 August 2012
Legal Options for a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement - ICTSD, GGGI, and PIIE - July 2012 This research paper, written by Matthew Kennedy, is part of a joint initiative to promote sustainable energy undertaken by ICTSD, the Global Green Growth Institute, and the Peterson Institute for...