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Contents with tag: POLICY BRIEFS

7 Dec 2018
COP24: The saga of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement continues

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).

2 May 2018
The ADB's Strategy 2030: Repackaging Neoliberalism?

The ADB's draft Strategy 2030 continues to push for the expansion of private sector role in the development agenda.

28 Nov 2017
The 11th WTO Ministerial and the stakes for people's economic rights

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.

14 Oct 2017
EAS in 2017: Disarming Democracy in Asia Pacific

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.

24 Oct 2017
COP 23 and the long, bumpy road to implementing the Paris Climate Agreement

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.

15 Apr 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Expansion: An Expansion of Whose Agenda?

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.

10 Dec 2015
Advancing the People's Trade Agenda

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.

21 Apr 2015
ASEAN Community 2015: Integration for Whom?
As the ASEAN Community looms into existence by the end of 2015, civil society organizations in its member countries are questioning the integration process and how it will affect the people’s rights in the region.
 
IBON International's new policy paper critiques the ASEAN Integration and explains how it can worsen inequalities between and among ASEAN nations because of the possible increase of corporate power in the region.
3 Feb 2015
Policy Brief on a New Climate Protocol

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.

11 Apr 2014
A Renewed Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
With the approaching conclusion in 2015 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), talks are underway among governments, policymakers, and leaders to set a new framework for international development beyond 2015.

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