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Is the WTO the only way?

Publication | 2005-12-05 at 12:03

This briefing paper addresses the need to secure a safe political and legal space for the environment and outlines a number of alternative approaches, which would enable governments to move the current negotiations on the relationship between...

WTO Hong Kong 2005 Position

Publication | 2005-12-05 at 12:02

The 6th WTO Ministerial Conference is set to take place in Hong Kong, China from the 13th to 18th of December 2005. After the collapse of the last Ministerial meeting in Cancun in 2003, governments aim to ensure at Hong Kong, that the “Doha...

The NAMA Drama

Publication | 2005-12-05 at 10:00

Improved market access at the cost of the environment: the environmental risks of the NAMA negotiations. The liberalization of markets driven by the World Trade Organization (WTO) makes it difficult at both the national and international levels...

Basics: What exactly is global trade?

Publication | 2005-12-02 at 12:21

Global trade refers to the act of buying and selling goods and services between countries. Because “globalisation’ has made the world a much smaller place, these goods and services can travel further and faster so that – for instance – products...

Why is the WTO a Problem?

Publication | 2005-12-02 at 12:19

The WTO – since it came into being in 1995 – has made the promotion of free trade for the gain of private interests the ultimate goal, over and above all other social, public and environmental objectives. The system is fatally flawed: a...

View of an area in Hetang County where 5

Image | 2005-10-07 at 19:38

View of an area in Hetang County where 5 people lost their lives and around 100 houses used to stand. The area was decimated by floods, caused by record rainfall in the region. The floods claimed many lives, swept houses away and left many others...

Mr

Image | 2005-10-07 at 19:37

Mr. Mao’s family in front of the remains of their house. Floods, caused by record rainfall in the region, swept houses away and left many others beyond repair.

The unnatural disaster: hurricane in the

Image | 2005-09-12 at 14:59

The unnatural disaster: hurricane in the US

'Green Hotel' Guidelines

Publication | 2005-01-11 at 10:00

'Green Hotel' Guidelines

Humanitarian and medical aid organised by

Image | 2005-01-06 at 10:00

Humanitarian and medical aid organised by Medecins Sans Frontieres is being loaded onto the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior. The shipment of mainly medical supplies and food is on its way to Meulaboh on the west coast of Aceh province.

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