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TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This page was updated on: 01/12/10

 

2002

 

Trade and Investment in Sustainable Development Key Publications and Online Resources Archives: 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003

 

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2002
(UNCTAD, 2002) This handbook provides a comprehensive collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of world trade, investment and development, for individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. The Handbook is available in print and CD-ROM versions and is also available online. More information:

 

US TRADE REMEDY LAW: THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE 2nd Edition 1985-2000
(Government of Canada, 2002) This study describes Canada’s experience with US anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguard investigations during the period 1985-2000. It is intended to update and expand upon Canada’s experience with US trade remedy laws as provided in the 1993 study. The report can be downloaded from: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/tna-nac/documents/USlaw-e.pdf.

 

TAKING THE DOHA LANGUAGE SERIOUSLY: THE WTO AS IF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REALLY MATTERED

(IISD, May 2002) An address prepared by Aaron Cosbey for the Royal Institute of International Affairs conference on Sustainable Development in the New Trade Round: Trade, Investment and Environment after Doha. This paper can be downloaded at: http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2002/trade_riia_paper_may2002.pdf

 

WTO RULES AND PROCEDURES AND THEIR IMPLICATION FOR THE KYOTO PROTOCOL
(US Council for International Business, November 2002) Based on statements by the EU, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, this study discusses the possibility that US exports could face sanctions under WTO rules if the US were to experience �unfairly� low energy costs in light of Kyoto non-compliance. The report expresses an urgent need for the WTO to create an understanding between the institution and multilateral environmental agreements, notably the Kyoto Protocol. This paper is available at: http://www.uscib.org/index.asp?documentID=2323

 

INITIAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - TRADE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
(Government of Canada 2002) In this assessment report, the Government of Canada concludes that Doha Round of trade negotiations will not adversely affect the Canadian environment, since liberalization under the Doha Round will not significantly alter Canada's current trade. The report is available at: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/tna-nac/ea1105-e.pdf
 

POWER POLITICS IN THE WTO

(Focus on the Global South, 2002) According to this publication, the WTO prides itself for being a 'rules-based' organization. Without its rules, we are told that world trade will descend into the anarchy of the jungle. This publication reveals a different reality. Behind the veneer of trade 'rules', anti-democratic processes are used in WTO negotiations, as the powerful coerce developing countries into trade deals. The document draws on in-depth interviews with many developing country delegates to the WTO. Its first chapter provides accounts personally written by three delegates on their experience of the pressures and undemocratic processes they have encountered in the process of fighting for better positions in trade negotiations. This publication is available online at: http://www.focusweb.org/publications/Books/power-politics-in-the-WTO.pdf

 

GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON FINANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

(UNEP Finance Initiatives, 2003) This report summarizes the key findings of a global consultation on Finance and Sustainability sponsored by UNEP Finance Initiatives and its private sector partners � the Financial Institutions Initiative Association and the Insurance Industry Initiative Association. The aim of the consultation was to assess the challenges and opportunities faced by financial institutions, investors and the capital markets, more broadly, as they move to implement sustainability. The report includes detailed summaries of conferences, roundtables, and workshops held in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America throughout 2001-2002. The report also includes a CD-ROM containing over 240 presentations drawn from the consultation. Orders made before 31 January 2003 receive a 30% discount off the full $500 price. For more information contact Robert Reid, UNEP FI; tel: +41-22-917-8253; fax: +41-22-917-8076; e-mail: robert.reid@unep.ch

 

WTO INTERNATIONAL TRADE STATISTICS 2002

(WTO, 2002) This resource contains the most up to date trade statistics compiled by the WTO. For more information visit: http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/statis_e.htm

 

WTO MULTILINGUAL TERMINOLOGY DATABASE

(WTO, 2002) This newly developed database is a users guide to the language and terminology used in international trade and is available in English, French and Spanish. For more information visit: http://wtoterm.wto.org/

 

TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2002 - DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN WORLD TRADE

(UNCTAD, 2002) Published by UNCTAD, the Trade and Development Report 2002 analyzes trends and outlooks for the world economy and focuses on export dynamism and industrialization in developing countries. For more information visit: http://www.unctad.org

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

(Earthscan, 2002) Edited by Kevin P. Gallagher and Jacob Werksman, this reader presents the latest research on trade and sustainability issues, including foreign direct investment, MEA-WTO conflicts, trade laws and fisheries subsidies, intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge. For more information visit: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/asp/bookdetails.asp?key=3805&field=new

 

2000

 

ENVIRONMENT AND TRADE: A HANDBOOK

(IISD and UNEP, 2000) This publication is a primer on trade and environment and was developed to highlight the relationship between environment and trade. It is aimed mainly at those with some knowledge about trade, environment and development, but not expert on the intersection on all three. This book can be downloaded at: http://www.iisd.org/publications/publication.asp?pno=258

 

AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT REGIME? ISSUES OF SUSTAINABILITY

(IISD, 2000) In this publication, IISD Senior Fellow Konrad von Moltke explores the possibility of a binding international investment agreement that takes the issues of sustainable development seriously. This book can be downloaded at: http://www.iisd.org/publications/publication.asp?pno=277
 

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