Paris Climate Deal to Enter into Force in November

Volume
20,
Number
33
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6 October 2016
6 October 2016
The Paris Agreement on climate change is set to enter into force next month, officials have confirmed, after receiving a series of key ratifications this week. The landmark climate deal has now surpassed the two thresholds needed for its activation, allowing it to enter into force on 4 November...
6 October 2016
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Sunday that she will formally request the start of negotiations for exiting the European Union by late March of next year, confirming again that the island nation will indeed proceed with a so-called “Brexit” despite some pending domestic legal challenges...
6 October 2016
The UN’s intellectual property agency opened its annual “Assemblies” this week, gearing up for a series of high-level meetings aimed at advancing the organisation’s normative work in areas such as a possible industrial design treaty. The Fifty-Sixth Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property...
6 October 2016
Issues relating to inequality will be high on the agenda at this weekend’s Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group, being held from 7-9 October in Washington. The meetings held between the two Bretton Woods institutions are expected to focus on how to build a...
6 October 2016
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged members this week to deepen their engagement as they work to determine possible negotiating outcomes for their Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11), which will be held in the Argentine capital city of Buenos Aires in late 2017. “This is the time to...
6 October 2016
Coming Soon 7 October, Washington, US. BROOKINGS INSTITUTION SEMINAR "DIGITAL POLICY LESSONS FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION." This seminar is being hosted by the Governance Studies Department at the Brookings Institution and will feature as its moderator Cameron Kerry, visiting fellow for the Centre...
6 October 2016
THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRADE AGREEMENT. Edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans. Published by Cambridge University Press (August 2016). This book features a series of contributions from top experts in trade and environment, who together make the...