Aid for trade and climate change financing mechanisms: Maximizing benefits from complementarities

Volume
8,
Number
10
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15 December 2009
15 December 2009
Trade and climate change issues are intricately linked, especially in Africa, whose economies rest on agriculture, a sector that is highly vulnerable to climate change. The cumulative evidence shows that sub-Saharan Africa will be the most affected region of the world. Climate change-induced events...
15 December 2009
As TNI was going to press, thousands of government officials, scientists and activists had descended on Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). Expectations for COP 15 were significantly dampened in the lead up to the conference. The road to Copenhagen...
15 December 2009
News European Trade Commissioner selected by EC President The former Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht has been chosen by the President of the European Commission to lead the EU's international trade negotiations. De Gucht has been selected to take over as the EU's trade commissioner from...
15 December 2009
Even if the most ambitious climate change mitigation measures are adopted, global temperatures are likely to rise by at least 2O C since pre-industrial levels by the end of this century, if not sooner [1] . The resulting increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme climatic conditions and...
15 December 2009
The challenge of climate change is particularly significant for the developing world in the context of the tourism and travel industry; the sector is both a victim (i.e. increased health and natural disaster risks) and vector of climate change through the contribution of the airline and cruise ship...
15 December 2009
The fisheries sector provides a source of direct and indirect employment for some 200 million people worldwide. It also plays a crucial role in advancing food security, accounting for a large source of per capita animal protein intake in many coastal areas. Overexploitation of fish stocks, however...
15 December 2009
It is widely recognized that the availability of modern, reliable, and efficient energy services is an essential driver for development. Modern energy supports productive activities, is a determining factor of costs and global competitiveness and, in this sense, a pre-requisite for sustained...
15 December 2009
In its Renewable Energy Directive, adopted earlier this year, the European Union has ushered its biofuels policy farther in the direction of protectionism. The professed environmental ambition to substitute fossil fuels with biofuels is warranted, but the design of Europe's biofuels policy and the...
15 December 2009
The Treaty of Lisbon (ToL) entered into force on 1st December 2009. This article first summarises the three main changes the new treaty brings about with respect to external trade and then considers how these might affect African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. As much depends on how the ToL...
15 December 2009
The degree and pace of liberalization necessary for a free-trade agreement (FTA) to comply with WTO rules (especially Article XXIV of GATT) remains an important discussion point in EPA negotiations . This article helps clarify the different interpretations of Article XXIV by analysing some 40 free-...
15 December 2009
Trade ministers meet in Geneva Trade ministers from around the world descended on Geneva on 30 November - 2 December for the WTO's first formal Ministerial Conference in four years. The ministerial was intended to review the WTO's activities and discuss the institution's role in aiding recovery...
15 December 2009
EU Ministers adopt a series of conclusions on development and external relations policies The EU's General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting on 17 November 2009 adopted conclusions on the European Communities development and external assistance policies; on an operational framework on...
15 December 2009
December 30-3 18th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly meeting, Luanda, Angola 1-2 EPA information seminar in the EAC region, Nairobi, Kenya 1-3 Meeting of the UEMOA / ECOWAS Joint Technical Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria 1-3 UN conference on South-South Cooperation, Nairobi, Kenya 3-4...
15 December 2009
Resources - All references are available at: www.acp-eu-trade.org/library Updating EPAs to Today's Global Challenges: Essays on the Future of EPAs, Marti and Jones (ed), Economic Policy Paper Series, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, 19 November 2009, www.gmfus.org Decisions and...