20 September 2018

THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Margaret Chon, Pedro Roffe, and Ahmed Abel-Latif. Published by Cambridge University Press (September 2018). This new book examines the role that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can take on in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The contributors have undertaken a series of related case studies, aiming to help illuminate the intellectual property dimensions of this subject, as well as the sustainable development implications. To learn more, visit the ICTSD website.

WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL GLOBAL STOCKTAKE? A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS. Published by Umwelt Bundesamt (September 2018). This new discussion paper examines the planned “global stocktake” for countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It looks at the different approaches that such a stocktake can have, given objectives of improving NDC ambition over time. The paper is available for download at the Umwelt Bundesamt website.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA, CHINA AND INDIA 2018 – UPDATE. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (September 2018). This new publication is the latest in a series produced by the OECD twice per year. It looks at different economic growth and integration trends across Southeast Asia, as well as China and India. This latest edition also has a section devoted to regional cross-border e-commerce. The publication is available for download at the OECD’s iLibrary.

CHINA’S PRICE SUPPORT FOR WHEAT, RICE AND CORN UNDER DISPUTE AT THE WTO: COMPLIANCE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES. By David Orden and Lars Brink. Prepared for the 2018 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting (August 2018). This conference paper looks at China’s domestic agricultural support policies, in light of an ongoing WTO dispute proceeding launched by the United States nearly two years ago. The authors intend to update their analysis pending the release of a dispute panel report on this subject. To access the paper, please visit the AgEcon Search website.

BUILDING BLOCK(CHAIN)S FOR A BETTER PLANET. Published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) (September 2018). This new paper examines the increasingly prominent use of blockchain technologies, and the potential for this technology to be used in different environmental policy areas. For example, it looks for what blockchain could mean for supply chains, sustainable resource management, sustainable finance, and carbon markets, among other possibilities. The paper is available for download at the WEF website.

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