As EU-Canada Summit Approaches, Pressure Grows to Reach CETA Consensus

Volume
20,
Number
35
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20 October 2016
20 October 2016
The European Council is due to begin a two-day leaders’ meeting on Thursday, where they are expected to confirm whether they are in a position to sign a negotiated trade deal with Canada. The gathering is being pegged as a pivotal moment for the future credibility of the EU’s foreign trade policy...
20 October 2016
Nearly 200 countries secured a deal to phase down global climate-warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions on Saturday, following round-the-clock negotiations during the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP28) held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10-14 October. The agreement...
20 October 2016
US Trade Representative Michael Froman issued a call for fellow WTO members to follow a growing trend of “pragmatic multilateralism,” particularly as they work to chart a path toward the organisation’s next ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and beyond. Speaking at the Graduate...
20 October 2016
The eighth annual BRICS Summit took place over the weekend, convening the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in Goa under India’s chairmanship for discussions touching upon a range of issues, including trade cooperation and the latest progress in the group’s New Development...
20 October 2016
Urgent action is needed to ensure that climate threats do not undermine the food security goals within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a landmark report launched on Monday. “There is no doubt that climate change impacts food...
20 October 2016
Singaporean and Australian officials signed a series of updates to their existing trade deal last week, particularly in the area of services , following their latest review of the long-standing accord. The planned additions to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) are the “most...
20 October 2016
Coming Soon 21 October, Rome, Italy. ENDING HUNGER: WHAT WOULD IT COST? This conference is being organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), who have analysed what the goal of ending hunger by 2030 may...
20 October 2016
TRADE AND WATER: HOW MIGHT TRADE POLICY CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT? By Mike Muller and Christophe Bellmann for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2016). This paper identifies some of the main interlinkages between trade policy and water...