Trade and investment in a post-2015 era

Volume
9,
Number
7
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18 September 2015
18 September 2015
The world is entering a “new era,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the start of the month. The international community has spent the last five years working towards a new vision to set the course for future sustainable development progress, nominally for the next 15 years, but with...
18 September 2015
With the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda on the horizon and negotiations on a new climate regime, what’s changed for global economic governance in the last two decades, and what have we learned? This article maps the shifting context for trade, investment, and sustainable development...
18 September 2015
What kind of international effort might be required to facilitate sustainable investment? The global challenges of poverty, sustainable growth, and climate change are being tackled with renewed vigour through a post-2015 development agenda and accompanying sustainable development goals. This will...
18 September 2015
Development finance has significant implications for climate action. Where have these linkages been recognised by the international community and what more work is needed? Towards the end of July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN members clinched an agreement updating the rules on development finance,...
18 September 2015
Where might international cooperation and partnerships galvanise stronger action on climate change and economic development? What role for trade governance? This is a year of unprecedented opportunity. Landmark intergovernmental conferences – the UN financing for development talks in Addis Ababa,...
18 September 2015
How to create the legal space in the WTO for preferential trade arrangements aiming to boost climate action? Multilateral efforts to tackle climate change have moved at a snail’s pace over the last two decades. The most emblematic multilateral climate effort to date has involved the signing of the...
18 September 2015
A new sustainable development agenda is due to be adopted by UN members at a high-level summit at the end of September. UN members on 2 August finalised a new global development agenda outlining a series of international sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years after intense...
18 September 2015
Countries have five negotiating days left before a December meeting to finalise a new climate architecture. The co-chairs of talks geared towards hammering out a universal, multilateral climate regime have been given a mandate by nearly 200 governments to produce a new draft negotiating text...
18 September 2015
APEC targets illegal wildlife trade The 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) alliance are reportedly aiming to increase efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking in the region, following escalating levels of fauna and flora poaching, and renewed global attention to the challenge...
18 September 2015
Aligning Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy – OECD, IEA, ITF, NEA – July 2015 This report, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with the International Energy Agency (IEA), International Transport Forum (ITF), and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), identifies...