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The Evolving War on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Wildlife trafficking is causing unprecedented declines in some species and can potentially spread zoonoses, such as the one that causes COVID-19.
Long-form article October 6, 2020

Making the Trading System Work for the SDGs: Reflections from Amina C. Mohamed

We reached out to the remaining WTO Director-General candidates to ask them a series of questions on how they viewed the WTO’s role in supporting the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. We invite you to view our first response below, from Ambassador Mohamed, and look forward to your feedback.
Video October 6, 2020

Trading Services for a Circular Economy

This report draws on survey and interviews of firms to identify the services relevant to a circular economy and how they are traded internationally.
Report October 5, 2020

How to Target Residential Electricity Subsidies in India

Who benefits most from residential electricity subsidies in Jharkhand? We find a low share of benefits going to the poorest and recommend different strategies for state authorities to improve subsidy distribution.
Report October 1, 2020