Category Archives: Trade

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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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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On being able to afford to “buy local”

“Buying local” is a highly successful marketing case-study. The concept of buying local being a good thing is an intuitive one but closer analysis of the environmental impacts at least show that we may well be better off purchasing pears … Continue reading

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“If you can make it in Africa you can make it anywhere”

The BBC World Service ran a radio show this weekend called In the Balance about the challenges facing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. SMEs are the continent’s largest employers and thus their growth is an important feature of … Continue reading

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