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28 April 2010

COMPETITIVENESS AND CLIMATE POLICIES: IS THERE A CASE FOR RESTRICTIVE UNILATERAL TRADE MEASURES? By Ingrid Jegou with Johannes Bernabee, Samantha Derksen, Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Joachim Monchelbaan and Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, December 2009. This paper provides a short overview of some of the proposals related to border carbon measures (BCAs) and discusses them from an economic and legal perspective. It also takes a preliminary look at potential consequences for developing countries' production and trade should BCAs be introduced in major markets. This publication can be accessed at: http://ictsd.org/i/publications/65459/.

BEYOND THE DOLLAR: RETHINKING THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM. Edited by Paola Subacchi and John Driffill. Chatham House, March 2010. This report maps out proposals for a new international monetary order and looks at ways in which monetary authorities and political leaders can help prepare the ground for a new system and facilitate the transition. Key recommendations include: a multicurrency reserve system for a multi-polar world economy; the promotion of dialogue and policy coordination to provide stability, confidence and balanced adjustment; strengthening the role and legitimacy of international institutions; and consideration of how the shape of the international monetary system in the 21st century will be significantly influenced by the interests and the requirements of the emerging powers. This report can be accessed at: http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/view/-/id/844/.

THE NECESSARY REVOLUTION: HOW INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE WORLD. By Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, April 2010. This book dicusses how corporations and organizations are, in the face of looming environmental crises and pressure from social issues, finding solutions that ensure both long-term survival and real-time business success. The Necessary Revolution contains a wealth of strategies to help people, regardless of role or title, build the confidence and competence to respond effectively to the greatest challenge of our time. It provides an essential discussion of how to work with others to find sustainable solutions. This publication is available at: http://www.nicholasbrealey.com/uk/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=270.

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