Non-Confidential Summary For the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Watch video here Carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels are one of the major causes of climate change, threatening disastrous and irreparable harm to the environment and human civilization. Mitigating the impacts of climate change will require reducing worldwide consumption of fossil fuels, yet many governments maintain subsidy programs to assist producers and consumers of fossil fuels.
Executive Summary (Full report can be read here) (Annex A to the report can be read here) Watch video here On 13 December 2017, 70 members of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) co-sponsored a Joint Ministerial Statement calling for structured discussions on “investment facilitation for development”. Since the issuance of the Joint Ministerial Statement, there have been ongoing structured discussions at the WTO on investment facilitation with the objective of developing a mu
Santiago Wills, a leader of the Universidad de los Andes TradeLab pilot clinic and now serving as the Ambassador of Colombia, was recently appointed chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules. As chair, he will lead discussions regarding fisheries subsidies, furthering UN Sustainable Development Goals and ocean protection. To read more, click here. #LosAndes #WTO #SustainableDevelopment #Colombia #PilotClinic #Negotiation #Environment