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Contents with tag: POLICY BRIEFS

17 Sep 2019
Sustainable consumption and production: From “resource-efficient” status quo to social transformation

When considering prospects for sustainable consumption and production, it is necessary to examine relations among states as regards trade and investment, and relations among governments, big business and people’s organisations.

11 Jul 2019
Development financing today: Serving whose interest?

Financing for sustainable development today is at a crossroads. Where do policy trends place the people in the “means of implementation” of sustainable development?

8 Apr 2019
The Belt and Road Initiative: A new road or a dead-end for peoples' development?

What does the BRI mean for the development of peoples in the global South?

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.

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