US, Canada Leaders Agree to Slash Methane Emissions, Increase Climate and Trade Cooperation

Volume
20,
Number
10
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17 March 2016
17 March 2016
The US and Canada are aiming to increase their cooperation on a range of climate and trade issues, leaders from both countries announced last week, including by taking steps to cut methane emissions from oil and gas sources dramatically. The news came following a high-profile meeting between US...
17 March 2016
The European Commission released on Wednesday 16 March a plan detailing various steps – both existing and new – aimed at supporting the 28-nation bloc’s struggling steel sector. The news comes just one month after the EU executive launched investigations into whether several types of Chinese-made...
17 March 2016
The European Commission has announced a package of measures to support the bloc’s struggling dairy, pigmeat, and fruit and vegetable sectors – but stopped short of reintroducing mandatory production quotas for dairy producers. Markets have been hit by slowing demand growth from China, along with a...
17 March 2016
Amid renewed concerns of falling carbon prices, a French “non-paper” has reportedly been circulated calling for changes to the “Market Stability Reserve” established under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). The non-paper, obtained by the Carbon Pulse media outlet, is an informal proposal that...
17 March 2016
A WTO panel (DS464) issued a mixed ruling last Friday in a dispute concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the US on Korean-made washing machines. Notably, this dispute draws attention to the issue of “targeted” dumping and the methodologies used in such cases for calculating...
17 March 2016
The United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed last week a set of 230 global indicators as the basis for reviewing progress towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals , called the “last missing piece” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 230 indicators will be refined over...
17 March 2016
Coming Soon 18 March, Geneva, Switzerland. FAO GENEVA BRIEFING SERIES: TRADE AND FOOD SECURITY. This event, held by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Geneva office, will feature a briefing on trade and food security, bringing together experts from member states, the UN Conference on Trade...
17 March 2016
ADJUSTMENT AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION IMPACTS OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. By Robert Z. Lawrence and Tyler Moran, published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (March 2016). This working paper looks at the ways in which the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may affect workers and...