Category Archives: Climate change

Climate change and the commodity trade

The Swiss Research Institute of Commodities Foundation (SRIC) is an organization established to promote research on commodity training, finance and shipping. Last night, I attended a lecture SRIC organized in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change and the role … Continue reading

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Trade, climate change and a “just transition”

International trade agencies joined forces this weekend to hold an event in the Marrakesh UNFCCC COP22 about how trade can contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The agreement provides a framework for countries to commit to reducing greenhouse … Continue reading

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Shipping remains free of carbon regulation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published its strategy last week for reducing emissions for world shipping. 2-3% of world carbon dioxide emissions come from shipping and they are predicted to grow by 50 to 250% by 2050. As reported in Climate … Continue reading

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Counting the climate cost of cows

Last month, Cowspiracy was shown at the UN here in Geneva. Beforehand a local NGO laid on some a vegan buffet including quinoa and spinach, pizza and cake. The film was a documentary about a young activist in California asking the question … Continue reading

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How trade can fight climate change

On Monday, ITC and the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group hosted a dialogue on trade and climate change at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the role that trade can … Continue reading

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