Contents with tag: POLICY BRIEFS
A worsening climate crisis and increasing economic inequalities partly set the context for the 2018 climate talks, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The ADB's draft Strategy 2030 continues to push for the expansion of private sector role in the development agenda.
People's rights in the global South continue to be at stake in WTO discussions about developing countries' agriculture, fishing subsidies, domestic regulation and e-commerce.
This policy brief outlines significant problems in the economic and security areas for the 2017 East Asia Summit in the Philippines, focusing on development impact and the role of US and China's influence on Southeast Asian countries.
It has been almost two years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, but much work still lies ahead to get on with the challenging task of implementing the agreement in countries whose governments have joined in.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed on 4 February 2016. This initiated an ongoing ratification process with the agreement set to go into effect when the collective gross domestic product (GDP) of countries that ratified equals at least 85% of the total GDP of all 12 countries party to the signing: Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada and Japan.
Two decades since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), over 60 agreements and numerous ministerial trade negotiations have led to empty promises that continue to fail developing countries and their people. Throughout its existence, the WTO’s mandate to set rules for an international trading order has resulted in unfettered liberalization causing far-reaching and disastrous impacts in the economy, agriculture sector and food systems of people in the developing world.
As conflicts of interest between developed and developing countries heighten in the negotiations for a new protocol, IBON International offers policy positions on mitigation, adaptation, and finance which should form the most crucial building blocks for a new climate protocol.