Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade Analysis by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda and Phil Harris GENEVA/ROME, Aug  2014 (IPS) – India’s decisive stand last week not to adopt the protocol of amendment of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) unless credible rules were in place for the development …

The Energy Collective: Coast to Coast, Legislation Protecting Communities Gains Momentum

    Coast to Coast, Legislation Protecting Communities Gains Momentum Posted: 22 Mar 2014 08:00 AM PDT Every day, communities across the country are taking action to protect themselves against the harms of industrial fracking. These efforts are illustrated by events like the string of successful bans and moratoria that …

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts WASHINGTON – The United Nations (UN) is working to ensure that the benefits of genetic resources are shared in a fair and equitable way via the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.  The Nagoya Protocol …

Doha Climate Change Conference – November 2012 – Issue #7

On Saturday, delegates met in contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings of the Convention and Protocol bodies throughout the day. In the evening, the closing plenaries of the SBs convened. SBI ELECTION OF OFFICERS: SBI Chair Chruszczow reported that consultations on nominations for the Vice-Chair and Rapporteur are still …

Doha Climate Change Conference – November 2012 – Issue #5

On Thursday, delegates convened in contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings of the Convention and Protocol bodies throughout the day. Contact groups and informal CONSULTATIONS COP: CONTA CT GROUP ON FINANCE: This meeting was co-chaired by Kamel Djemouai (Algeria) and Gregory Andrews (Australia). Co-Chair Djemouai explained that work during …

Second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, IISD RS is launching Help Bring the ENB Back to Rio-a fundraising campaign to ensure an ENB presence at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June http://www.iisd.ca/enbvol/enb-funding.htm IISD is pleased to announce its newest project: Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice A knowledge management …

ENB Vol. 9 No. 574 – Second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity – Issue #1

Second MEETING OF THE intergovernmental committee for the nagoya protocol ON ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING to the convention on biological diversity: 2-6 JULY 2012 The second meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP) on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of …

Capital Account Regulations for Stability and Development: A New Approach

New Rules Spotlight on a New Report Capital Account Regulations for Stability and Development: A New Approach By Kevin P. Gallagher, Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo November 2011 In the wake of the financial crisis numerous emerging market and developing countries have been deploying what have traditionally been referred …

WRI Digest: GHG Protocol, Climate Science, World Resources Report

Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Measure Them! On October 4, 2011, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) launched two new standards that empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Corporate Value Chain …