Tagged: Environment

New publications from OECD, late May 2017

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

UNEP Global Environment Outlook Regional and Gender Assessments

Library acquisitions — December 2015

Dear all,

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from December 2015. You can send your requests to web.librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Asia and the future of football : the role of the Asian Football Confederation / Ben Weinberg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925971

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/d03wVP

Developing countries in the world economy / Jaime de Melo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926136

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/b8p9wb

Innovation, technology and economic change / edited by Jan Fagerberg and David C. Mowery.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925850

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/Siy0UG

International arbitration : law and practice in Switzerland / Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Antonio Rigozzi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925552

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/5Uf0Ag

Nationalism and globalisation / edited by Stephen Tierney.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925888

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/0E8TK4

The political economy of sustainable development : policy instruments and market mechanisms / Timothy Cadman … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925703

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/Z077Ph

Private-sector standards as technical barriers in international trade in goods : in search of WTO disciplines / Arkady Kudryavtsev.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926143

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/DDfkga

The rift : a new Africa breaks free / Alex Perry.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926167

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/HRmAK7

Trade in services and trade agreements : perspectives from India and the European Union / edited by Arpita Mukherjee, Rupa Chanda, Tanu M. Goyal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926064

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/f33xgc

Trade in the service of sustainable development : linking trade to labour rights and environmental standards / Olivier de Schutter.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925892

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/U7O7Rd
Trade law, domestic regulation and development / Joel P Trachtman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926134

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/dbyGNT

The transit of goods in public international law / Beatriz Huarte Melgar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925751

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/1jQ2D2

Treaties on transit of energy via pipelines and countermeasures / Danae Azaria.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925985

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/91OJKe

Universal service in WTO and EU law : liberalisation and social regulation in telecommunications / Olga Batura.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926068

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/lcpckb


New publications from OECD, early September 2015

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

The Little Green Data Book 2015

World Bank has now launched the 2015 edition of The Little Green Data Book. [doi]


The Little Green Data Book 2015 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. For the third year, The Little Green Data Book presents a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.

Full-text of the book is available in PDF, by chapter or in its entirety, through a subscription to the World Bank eLibrary.

Intra-industry Trade Liberalization and the Environment

This paper examines how trade liberalization affects national and global pollution in a multi-country model incorporating monopolistic competition and intra-industry trade as well as inter-industry trade. Each country produces skill-intensive differentiated goods and labor-intensive goods. Pollution is a by-product of production but pollution abatement can be undertaken. Regardless of country characteristics, if the differentiated-good sector is sufficiently cleaner (dirtier) then, without any change in environmental taxes, a multilateral reduction in import protection accorded to the differentiated good or to both goods typically leads to a decline (rise) in pollution in all countries. Pollution havens tend not to arise.

Full-text available in .pdf

Carbon tariffs and cooperative outcomes

In the absence of an international environmental agreement (IEA) on climate change, a country may be reluctant to unilaterally implement environmental actions, as this may lead to the relocation of firms to other, lax-on-pollution countries. To avoid this problem, while still taking care of the environment, a country may impose a carbon tariff that adjusts for the differences between its own carbon tax and the other country’s tax.

Full-text available in .pdf