The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential role of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development goals of 2015, paying particular attention to potentia
Between 2000 to 2010, forests were lost at an average of 5.2 million hectares per year across the globe (FAO 2010). Though the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation vary, agricultural expansion is responsible for an estimated 80% of this loss (Kissinger et al. 2012).
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
In 2013, following the UNEP Governing Council Decision and with the support of the government of China, UNEP began work to share the South’s various experiences and national-level initiatives for transitioning to sustainable and socially inclusive economies.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF International
This white paper provides an analysis of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 37 partner countries in the U.S. Government's Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program and other designated priority countries.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Costa Rica is regarded by many as an economic and environmental success story, with an admirable record of ‘green growth’—economic growth that minimizes pollution and uses and manages resources efficiently.
Office of the United States Trade Representative, United States Department of State
This report includes illustrative case studies on the Obama Administration’s efforts in a number of key countries—Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Morocco, Oman, and Peru—in which USTR and the U.S.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), World Bank Group
At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products.