ADB ANNUAL REPORT 2016. Published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (April 2017). This annual report reviews the economic developments seen in the Asia-Pacific region over the past half-century, including in relation to the ADB. The report examines ADB’s own performance in this context, both in quantitative and qualitative terms. To download the full report, please visit the ADB website.
2017 STATE OF THE EU ETS REPORT. By Andrei Marcu, Emilie Alberola, Jean-Yves Caneill, Matteo Mazzoni, Stefan P. Schleicher, Wijnand Stoefs, and Charlotte Vailles for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May2017). This report focuses on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and aims to provide an independent contribution to the policy debate surrounding its current functionality and effectiveness. To download this report, please visit the ICTSD website.
OECD SKILLS OUTLOOK 2017: SKILLS AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (May 2017). This report analyses how prioritising skills development can yield social and economic gains for countries, with the publication reviewing skills-related policies in education, employment protection, migration, trade, and innovation policies. To download the full report please visit the OCED website.
20 YEARS OF BIOTRADE: CONNECTING PEOPLE, THE PLANET, AND MARKETS. Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (May 2017). This report focuses on the experiences, lessons, and successes shared by practitioners of the BioTrade Initiative, launched by UNCTAD in 1996. In addition, this publication looks BioTrade’s potential future role, including with regards to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To download this report, please visit the UNCTAD website.
ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SERVICES REGULATION. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2017). This paper argues that appropriate regulatory changes in services could have significant benefits in terms of sustainable development, including in supporting greater female participation across all economic sectors and helping small companies become more competitive. To download this paper, please visit the ICTSD website.
VIEWS ON MITIGATION VALUE AND ITS APPLICATION. By Andrei Marcu for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2017). This paper looks at carbon markets, specifically regarding the relationship between the mitigation, compliance, and financial values of units in carbon trading systems. The author argues that understanding these concepts in greater depth can help support the development of carbon market clubs, among other initiatives. To download this paper, please visit the ICTSD website.
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION TO OPERATIONALISE ARTICLE 6 OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT. By Andrei Marcu for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2017). This report focuses on how to make Article 6 of the Paris Agreement operational. Specifically, the author delves into a list of questions and issues that negotiations need to resolve before moving forward. To download this paper, please visit the ICTSD website.