USING TRADE POLICY TO ACHIEVE THE BENEFITS OF LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT. By Sonja Hawkins for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (June 2016). This brief explores to trade and climate change nexus, reviewing the opportunities available for crafting frameworks that can help tackle climate change and contribute to low-emission development. The paper is part of a series on low-emissions development. The brief can be downloaded here.
IIA MAPPING PROJECT. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (July 2016). This project is undertaken jointly between UNCTAD and several universities to examine the content including across a range of international investment agreements (IIAs), reviewing common elements and aiming to provide a better understanding of how these deals are drafted. The mapping tool is being updated periodically with new information, and is accessible at the following website.
OECD-FAO AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK 2016-2015: SPECIAL FOCUS ON SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (June 2016). This annual publication sets out a series of predictions for agricultural, fish, and biofuels markets, with this year’s edition highlighting specifically the developments expected for sub-Saharan Africa. The outlook can be downloaded here.
BROOKINGS EXPERTS DISCUSS BREXIT. Published by the Brookings Institution (June 2016). This video features several experts from the Washington-based institution on the recent vote by UK citizens to leave the European Union. Topics raised include the possible implications for the US and developing economies, as well as Russia’s reaction and other related topics. The video can be accessed here.