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Contents with tag: Global

17 Dec 2015
WTO Nairobi Ministerial: Deathbed of the Doha Round?

Recent attempts of the United States (US), the European Union (EU) and other developed countries to put an end to the Doha Development Round (DDR) exposes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) pretentious claims that it seeks to support development in the Global South, global activists said.

17 Dec 2015
WTO’s 20 years of servitude to TNCs and Monopoly Capitalism

Agriculture has always been on top of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agenda from the very start. Since it was created two decades ago to replace the GATT, WTO’s trade liberalization policies immediately found its way to open up agricultural trade markets in the Global South. Being the primary economic sector of the developing world, efforts to cut down tariffs on agricultural goods while allowing rich countries to dump heavily subsidized products devastated local economies and pushed the people – peasants, farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous people, rural women and youth, to deeper poverty.

14 Dec 2015
WTO Nairobi Ministerial: ‘Permanent solution to Food Security? Junk the WTO!’

No solution in sight from a system that breeds the world’s problems, warns global activists a day ahead of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, Kenya.

14 Dec 2015
20 years of WTO: A Tale of Two Economies

Twenty years since its establishment, the World Trade Organization (WTO) remains one of the most important mechanisms used by monopoly capital to advance neoliberal trade and concentrate wealth at the hands of the richest one percent.

11 Dec 2015
Time nearly up for global leaders to seal the Paris climate deal, illegitimate and immoral even before it is sealed?

The Paris Climate Summit, happening from 30 November to 11 December, is due to conclude a new international agreement to limit global average temperature rise and avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change.

9 Dec 2015
The historical responsibility and climate vulnerability conundrum: real or conjured?

The 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) only has a few days left to smooth out an international agreement for measures that will keep the world and its inhabitants safe.

8 Dec 2015
Redefining vulnerability and dodging responsibility: the more things change, the more they stay the same

The 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), meeting in Paris with the objective of coming to an agreement on global efforts that will respond to the increasing impacts of climate change, entered its second week of negotiations yesterday.

7 Dec 2015
Not just an agreement, but a just agreement needed

Three days into the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), negotiations are nearing fever pitch as the December 4 deadline for a revised draft text of the Paris climate agreement looms.

7 Dec 2015
SIGN ON STATEMENT: 20 years of the WTO is enough! Junk WTO!

It has been two decades since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which created a multilateral trading system encompassing trade in goods, services, agriculture, and intellectual property.

2 Dec 2015
More ‘hot air’ from Heads of States as Climate Summit opens

Over 130 Heads of State have arrived in Paris in an attempt to sign a new global agreement, amidst high expectations of people all around the world for urgent and meaningful action to respond to the climate crisis. Just over the weekend, the world saw the biggest ever climate marches of almost 1 million people gathering in 175 countries demanding leaders to come to an agreement that is binding, ambitious, durable and just, to replace the Kyoto Protocol and to take effect in 2020. This new climate deal that is yet to be agreed on is quite controversial already in the approach it takes, as it calls on each and every government to say just what and how much it is willing to undertake actions to reduce emissions, provide finance, and adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change.

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