TWN Info Service
on Climate Change (Sept09/02)
protectionism in the form of import tariffs or emission charges on imports
coming from developing countries is becoming a major issue.
This issue was brought up at the
issue emerged in a major way after the Waxman-Markey bill was passed
by the US House of Representatives. Also, President Sarkozy of
Below is an announcement of the latest South Bulletin of the South Centre, which focuses on the issue of climate protectionism.
The Bulletin is also attached here as a PDF file.
South Bulletin No. 40, 10 September 2009
Published by the South Centre (www.southcentre.org)
THE RISE OF ‘CLIMATE PROTECTIONISM’
This issue of South Bulletin focuses on a new and dangerous trend – the rise of trade and technology protectionism, in the name of climate change. New laws pending in the United States Congress contain trade measures linked to emissions that cause climate change, that are targeted at imports coming from developing countries. The laws also hinder technology transfer to developing countries as they prevent the relaxation of intellectual property rules.
The new climate protectionism is causing controversy at the UN’s climate talks, and is also likely to be taken up at the WTO.
South Bulletin has 6 articles on this issue, explaining how the
The articles are on:
The rise of climate protectionism
Threat to block South’s exports on climate grounds
of the trade measures in the
Competitiveness, trade and climate change linkages: Developing countries’ perspectives
Climate-technology protectionism and IPRs
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