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April 2019
Boston University Global Development Policy Center, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report, A New Multilateralism for Shared Prosperity , synthesizes those efforts and advances a set of “Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal” that can form the foundations for a new multilateral trade and investment regime that has shared prosperity and sustainable development as its core goals.
March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), University of Oxford, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
This report aims to enhance understanding of the implications, capacity needs and enabling conditions for trade liberalization of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), with focus on developing countries. It focuses its analysis on five ESTs, namely solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), water filters, waste incinerators, gas filtering machinery, hemp and flax fibers.
November 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report looks at the emerging concept of “Blue BioTrade”— a new tool to promote sustainability and equity focused on marine-based products and services. It describes how the application of the Blue BioTrade concept can promote sustainable and equitable economic sectors and value chains that rely on marine and coastal resources, and includes a proposal for implementing a Blue BioTrade approach.
October 2018
This Pilot-Study for the Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Commodities Traded in Switzerland evaluates the environmental impacts of commodities traded by Swiss companies without being physically transported to Switzerland. Like this, they are excluded from foreign trade statistics or input-output analysis. With Switzerland trading 20-65% of global trade, depending on the commodity, this pilot-study closes this gap.
October 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Trade and the Transition to a More Resource Efficient and Circular Economy highlights the potential interaction of international trade and the circular economy in order to map out potential issues to address and to guide further research areas to explore on this topic.
October 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The policy brief Proposals to Strengthen Japan's Domestic Measures and Regional Cooperation on Stable and Environmentally Sound Plastic Scrap Recycling: Response to China's ban on imports of plastic scrap recommends policymakers in Asia to develop a uniform, standardized, and transparent trade standards for plastic scrap in the region through international cooperation, and to establish environmentally sound long-term material recycling routes.
September 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Canada is still the largest provider of subsidies to oil and gas production in the G7 per unit of GDP. This briefing spotlights the remaining subsidies to oil and gas production in Canada, focusing on two specific types of subsidies: direct transfers and fiscal exemptions made available to fossil fuel extraction and production.
September 2018
REDD+ Côte d'Ivoire, UN-REDD Programme, EU REDD Facility, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Economic and Financial Challenges to Scaling Up Sustainable Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire proposes technical and financial solutions to scaling up sustainable cocoa production models that incentivise and support new production approaches at all levels of the cocoa production chain. These solutions were developed on the basis of the pilot experiences of three actors in the cocoa sector.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
China in Mozambique's Forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability, compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report summarises progress made by the IIED China-Africa Forest Governance Project, and shares insights from project experiences into the state of China’s role in African forest governance and provides suggestions for the next steps in the China-Africa relationship.