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April 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The Managing a Sustainable Transition to a Low-carbon Society: The Socio-economic impacts of mitigation policies policy brief looks at how to identify and manage the expected and unintended socio-economic impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies.
April 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Bruegel, European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)
The Developing the EU Long Term Climate Strategy technical paper accompanies a shorter policy paper, and is the outcome of a year-long effort, which included a series of stakeholder engagements in five EU capitals at the beginning of 2018.
April 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Bruegel, European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)
The Developing the EU Long Term Climate Strategy policy paper seeks to develop a series of consistent choices upon which the new European Long-Term Climate Strategy can be built.
February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Our Alarming Climate Crisis Demands Border Adjustments Now sketches a preliminary illustration of national climate mitigation policies.
August 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Private standard schemes have become a constitutive element of international commercial transactions, as well as powerful tools to mainstream environmental, social, and economic sustainability requirements in economic operations.
December 2016

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

August 2015
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

The long-standing reaction of the trade community to attempts to embroil trade law and policy in the resolution of the climate change issue has been to say, “Solve your own problems on the basis of your own agreed multilateral instruments, and when you have, if there are interfaces or overlaps be

August 2015
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

In the wake of the Copenhagen Accord in 2009 and amid frustration with the slow pace of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks, a number of bilateral and plurilateral efforts and technology initiatives has been launched to deal with international climate policy.

May 2015
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

Despite diverse efforts in the past two decades, countries have not been able to create an international climate change regime that effectively addresses the challenges at stake.

January 2015
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

Negotiations on climate change have made little tangible progress since the early 1990s. Much of the failure to make diplomatic progress reflects that the problem is structurally extremely difficult to solve.

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