Can Africa adopt adequate technologies to fight climate change?

Volume
2,
Number
7
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10 October 2013
10 October 2013
I n June 2013, the least developed countries (LDCs) obtained an extension on the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations. The WTO decision proposes a transition period of eight years before LDCs have to implement international rules of...
10 October 2013
How can the United Nations (UN) climate- change technology mechanism be adequately framed so that African countries engage effectively in the development, acquisition and use of technologies to fight climate change? Managing climate change and ensuring environmental sustainability requires...
10 October 2013
How can African least-developed countries make better decisions with regard to intellectual property (IP) implementation? African least-developed countries (LDCs) are at different stages with regard to implementation of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS...
10 October 2013
What are the implications of the controversial European Union (EU) common agricultural policy reform for African countries? The European Union (EU) reached a political agreement on the shape of its controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2014-2020 in June. The formal...
10 October 2013
The author of this article highlights issues of priority to LDCs on the road to Bali and provides recommendations. The Ninth Biannual Ministerial Meeting (MC9) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia from 3-6 December, 2013. The meeting comes 12 years...
10 October 2013
The past weeks of negotiations have yielded some encouraging advances, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported to WTO members on Monday. However, the pace of the Bali talks remains worryingly slow, he warned, given the few working days left between now and the December ministerial, and political...
10 October 2013
The global economy is in better standing than it was a year ago, members of the Group of 20 major industrialised economies said during their annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia on 5-6 September. However, more work remains, given the fragile nature of the recovery and concern over slowing...
10 October 2013
With just ten weeks to go until the WTO's ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia, members have spent the month of September feverishly working in an effort to prepare a final set of deliverables in time for the December gathering. While the renewed pace of work is "inspiring," WTO Director-...
10 October 2013
F a r m bi l l left unfinished Lawmakers in the US were unable to reach a final budget compromise in the early hours of 1 October, triggering a shutdown of the federal government. Given the budget impasse, Congress was also unable to reach agreement on a 2013 Farm Bill, letting last year's...
10 October 2013
G-33 Proposal: Early Agreement on Elements of the Draft Doha Accord to AddressFood Security - ICTSD - October 2013 Some developing countries have proposed that WTO rules should be changed to allow them more flexibility to purchase food at subsidised prices under public stockholding or domestic food...