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Greenpeace Position Paper for the 5th Ministerial Conference of the WTO

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace positions on issues coming to the table at the Cancun meeting of the WTO, including Multilateral Environmental Agreements, WTO and Agriculture, GATS, TRIPS, and the CBD.Plus Greenpeace's recommendations for an alternative sustainable...

Why is the WTO a Problem?

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

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...

Basics: What exactly is global trade?

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

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...

The future of farming: Industrial Agriculture and the Growth of GM is adding to the...

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Not since the hunger crisis of 1984 in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa has the issue of "feeding the hungry" been so prominent in the global news agenda. In the year between the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and the WTO...

Biodiversity, genetic resources and a new agenda for reforming the intellectual...

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) establishes minimum standards for intellectual property rights (IPRs), including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. While balanced IPRs can promote...

Desertification in Inner Mongolia

Feature story | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Each year for the last few years, the winds of March or April bring the desert to Beijing. No ordinary storms, these sun-darkening blasts shift and deposit millions of tonnes of sand across the city, into Tianjin and onwards, over the water to...

An anti

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

An anti-whaling stencil on a wall in the North Icelandic port town of Akureyri.

Icelandic people are visiting the "Rainbow

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Icelandic people are visiting the "Rainbow Warrior" on an open boat day.

A worker at the Ferskar Kjotvorur processing

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

A worker at the Ferskar Kjotvorur processing factory in Reykjavik displays packaged Minke whale meat from the new season of whaling. This is the first Minke to be sold legally since the ban on commercial whaling in Iceland in 1989.

Flags promoting whale watching flying in

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Flags promoting whale watching flying in front of the crow's nests of old whaling ships that are laid-up in Reykjavik harbour. The whaling ships were taken out of service in 1989 but may be part of the new hunt. The whale watching industry fears...

Old whaling ships in Reyjavik harbour which

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Old whaling ships in Reyjavik harbour which have been tied up since 1989 when Iceland stopped whaling. The owner paints them every year in the hope that one day the ban will be lifted and Iceland will be able to hunt again. The crows-nests once...

Close

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Close-up of an explosive charge fitted to whale harpoons used to kill a whale. This is a spent cartridge that has been removed from a whale, photographed in the hands of a whaler on the deck of the whaling ship "Njordur" in Kopavogur harbour,...

Hydrogen station in Reykjavik which has just

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

Hydrogen station in Reykjavik which has just started supplying three buses with renewable hydrogen fuel, made from water using geothermal energy abundant in Iceland.

A house in front of the Flaajokull Glacier

Image | 1 September, 2003 at 0:00

A house in front of the Flaajokull Glacier which is part of the Vatnajokull Glacier. The Flaajokull Glacier melts into the South Icelandic coast.

How does the WTO affect you, and why should you care about it?

Publication | 29 August, 2003 at 0:00

Since the 1990s, and in particular since the creation of the WTO, international environmental agreements have been under threat from the international trading regime. Increasingly, trade rules and practices under the WTO have been used to...

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