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January 2019
World Economic Forum (WEF), Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)
E-waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, and society only deals with 20% of e-waste appropriately, yet e-waste is worth at least $62.5 billion annually. This paper discusses the state of play regarding global e-waste handling and production, and the potential benefits of the proper treatment of e-waste, including resource recovery from urban mining, reverse logistics and advanced recycling and recapturing.
September 2018
World Economic Forum (WEF)
This White Paper assesses the opportunities that Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies could bring to Andhra Pradesh, India and its resident companies to enhance competitiveness in the automotive and electronics industries while creating positive social and environmental impact, resulting in a $5 billion annual opportunity by 2022.
June 2018
World Economic Forum (WEF)
This report, Global Value Chain Policy Series: Environment, presents some preliminary thoughts and recommendations on the linkages between environmental protection and global value chains (GVCs).
January 2018
World Economic Forum (WEF)

By 2050, about 70% of the world’s population will live, commute and work in urban areas. Between now and then, cities and suburbs will undergo significant transformations to create sustainable living conditions for their residents.

September 2017
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum (WEF), Climate Focus
The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains is intended to serve as a framework for action at the global and regional level in order to accelerate progress in addressing commodity-driven deforestation.
January 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)
The objective of the paper Trade Policy Options for Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries is to provide fresh thinking on the key challenges facing the world’s oceans and fisheries and identify policy options and reform opportunities for the global trade system to support a transition towards sustainable fisheries and healthier oceans.
January 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

As the world intensifies its search for global solutions for climate change, far too little attention has been paid in global policy-making to the nexus between climate change and international trade.

January 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), World Economic Forum (WEF)

The present paper seeks to examine the ways in which current trade policies and frameworks enable or hold back the pressing need for further development of clean energy. Based on this analysis, it identifies a set of policy options for the global trade system to support the scale-up of CETs.

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.

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