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Trade & Society 16-05-2013

Lamy: EU should put China, Africa at the centre of its radar

China and Africa will be an important engine for economic growth in the next 20 years and Europe should seize the opportunity to engage with them strategically and not see them as a threat, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said Wednesday (15 May) in Brussels, where he attended the European Business Summit.

Trade & Society 20-02-2013

Transatlantic trade deal is Obama’s chance for a legacy

There has been much fanfare over the US “pivot to Asia” and the idea has caused consternation in China, and Europe. A pivot back to Europe would have a beneficial effect not only on the transatlantic economy but on the rest of the world, but only if President Barack Obama seizes the historic moment and makes it his legacy, writes Frederick Kempe.

Climate change 10-12-2012

Doha climate change deal clears way for ‘damage aid’ to poor nations

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the "loss and damage" incurred.

Climate change 29-11-2012

UN: Methane released from melting ice could push climate past tipping point

The United Nations sounded a stark warning on the threat to the climate from methane in the thawing permafrost as governments met for climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar.

Climate change 26-11-2012

Climate cash debate rages as Doha summit opens

The EU will not commit to renew climate funding which runs out at the year's end ahead of talks at the Doha climate summit, which opens today (26 November). But new climate aid may be announced in the conference’s second week.  

Climate change 20-11-2012

World Bank: Climate change will hit poorest hardest

All nations will suffer the effects of a warmer world, but the world's poorest countries will suffer most from food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought, the World Bank’s new report on climate change says.

Climate change 16-11-2012

Washington weighs moving climate politics beyond UNFCCC

EXCLUSIVE / The US is considering a funnel of substantive elements of the Doha Climate Summit away from the UN framework and into the Major Economies Forum (MEF), a platform of the world’s largest CO2 emitters, EURACTIV has learned.

Climate change 12-11-2012

EU finance ministers must step up climate cash flows to poor countries

EU finance ministers must be prepared to give concrete assurances that climate finance will not fall off a cliff in December, but will continue to be provided to support climate action in developing countries, argue Satu Hassi and Wendel Trio.

Climate change 25-10-2012

Poland’s veto on EU climate laws ‘has no legal basis’

EXCLUSIVE: Poland’s use of a veto to block EU climate goals for 2050 has no legal basis, according to internal legal documents from the Council of the European Union, obtained by EURACTIV.

Trade & Society 08-10-2012

De Gucht: Getting EU out of the crisis helps trading partners

With the growing interdependence of global economies, the EU’s trading partners cannot let Europe down and have every reason to help lift the continent out of the crisis, because by helping us, “they help themselves,” EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht tells EURACTIV in an interview. 

Agrifood 24-11-2009

Think-tank: Global food security ‘threatened by liberalisation’

Liberalising global agricultural trade without any regulation would threaten global food security as private investment funds would buy huge amounts of land in developing countries and produce for a profit rather than to feed the poor, warned Jacques Carles, founder of French think tank Momagri. 

Trade & Society 02-08-2007

Conflicting objectives of international environmental and trade regimes

Alice Palmer, Senior Adviser to the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), and Richard Tarasofsky, head of the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House, have written a paper that sets out options for avoiding conflicts and building a positive relationship between international trade and environmental objectives.

Trade & Society 12-12-2005

CER: Failure of Doha talks would undermine WTO’s credibility

The collapse of the Doha round would also call into question the future of the WTO itself, writes Aurore Wanlin in a policy brief for the think tank the Centre for European Reform.

Trade & Society 11-10-2005

US and EU farm subsidy proposals fail to impress

US and EU proposals to make substantial cuts in their farm subsidies to save the Doha Round have been rejected by Japan, India and Brazil and by development NGO Oxfam.