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  • Linkages Between Trade and Climate Change / Vinculos entre el comercio y el cambio climático

    Friday, June 26th, 2009

    From the World Trade Organization (WTO):
    WTO and UNEP launch a report explaining for the first time the connections between trade and climate change

    The world cannot continue with “business as usual” and there is a profound need for a successful conclusion to the current negotiations on both climate change and trade opening.

    The WTO/UNEP report on “Trade […]

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    Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]

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    Colombia Sets Zero Tariffs on Electric Cars, Studies Doing Same for Other “Clean” Vehicles

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

    Last month I posted about Colombia’s decision to import (and promote) the Reva electric car.  Now comes word that the Triple A Committee on Customs, Tariff and Trade Affairs has approved a zero import tariff for the first 100 of the cars.  Ten will be imported in December, the other 90 in the first half […]

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    BNDES Creates R$200 mil. Program to Stimulate Carbon Credits

    Monday, June 11th, 2007

    From the National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES creates BRL 200 million program to encourage negotiation of carbon credits
    Funds will be placed in mutual participation funds in companies that adopt clean technologies
    BNDES created a new program to encourage ventures that adopt clean technologies, fomenting the generation of carbon credits in the market.
    The president of […]

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