UN Shipping Agency Endorses First-Ever Target for Slashing Emissions

Volume
22,
Number
13
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19 April 2018
19 April 2018
The UN’s international shipping agency has endorsed a landmark target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the sector by at least 50 percent from 2008 levels by mid-century – its first goal of this kind. Countries will need to flesh out the details of this plan over the coming years, with...
19 April 2018
Over the past few weeks, a host of submissions have been put forward by WTO members as part of exploratory work to support future talks among interested parties on the trade-related aspects of e-commerce. This preparatory process builds on the “Joint Statement on Electronic Commerce,” signed by a...
19 April 2018
In a decision dubbed as a landmark move in the fight against climate change, New Zealand will immediately cease granting new offshore oil and gas exploration permits. The policy is the latest effort by the Oceanic nation to move its economy towards a lower-carbon model, working both domestically...
19 April 2018
Washington trade officials announced last week that they would be reviewing the eligibility of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan for participation in a long-standing trade preference programme for developing nations. The news was confirmed by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), which...
19 April 2018
The UN leader on biodiversity warned last week that time is running out to stem the loss of world species, which could have devastating economic impacts. She also called upon governments to take decisive action in both the short and long-term to protect the planet’s endangered ecosystems. Speaking...
19 April 2018
The past week has seen a series of potential signals from the US on next steps for different trade negotiating processes, amid varying statements from US President Donald Trump on whether he may pursue re-entry into a Pacific Rim trade deal, as well as a leaders’ level meeting with Japan and a...
19 April 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is looking to fill the following three vacancies. ICTSD is hiring for the role of Director: Climate & Energy, which will be dedicated to conceptualising and implementing a comprehensive programme aimed at informing and...
19 April 2018
Coming Soon 20 April, Geneva, Switzerland. TRADE FACILITATION 2.0: ENABLING TRADE IN THE DIGITAL AGE. This event is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) within the framework of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) E-Commerce Week...
19 April 2018
2018 STATE OF THE EU ETS REPORT. By Andrei Marcu, Emilie Alberola, Jean-Yves Caneill, Matteo Mazzoni, Stefan Schleicher, Wijnand Stoefs, Charlotte Vailles, and Domien Vangenechten. Prepared for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)/the European Roundtable on Climate...