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India faces WTO investigation over sugar subsidies   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: The Financial Times - India is facing a World Trade Organization investigation into its sugar subsidy regime following complaints from Australia, Brazil and Guatemala that its actions are contributing to a global sugar glut. India is the world’s...
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Will the United States Leave the World Trade Organization'   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Novinite - Donald Trump has announced that if necessary, the United States will leave the World Trade Organization (WTO), AFP reports. During a visit to Pennsylvania, the president announced, “We know the WTO has been screwing us for...
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Trading Up: Why America Must Ditch China and Pursue Better Manufacturing Opportunities   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: The National Interest - Thus, America should quickly cut a deal even if it doesn’t make meaningful progress in convincing China to abide by the norms it agreed to when it joined the World Trade Organization almost two ...
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Coffee child labour: Under-researched and ‘undetected’   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Conservation International
Source: Beverage - The Sustainable Coffee Challenge –initiated by Conservation International and Starbucks, is aiming to get industry, governments and NGOs on the same page on how to address labour issues in coffee. Lumina Intelligence has...
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Labor “safeguard mechanism 2.0” likely to be short, but cheaper than EU ETS   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: RenewEconomy - The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is expected to announce the second instalment of its energy and climate policy framework, proposing a more robust ‘baseline and credit’ scheme under the government’s safeguard...
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Most direct action bids ‘too expensive’: RepuTex   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Up to three-quarters of potential carbon emissions reduction projects offered into the Emissions Reduction Fund at its first auction are likely to be rejected as too expensive, carbon advisory firm RepuTex says. Up to...
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Trump threatens to pull out of WTO   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: UPI.com - Aug. 14 (UPI) --U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the World Trade Organization, saying "we'll leave if we have to." At the site of an under-construction petrochemicals plant in Monaco, Pa., for a speech...
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Queensland coalmine increases greenhouse gas emissions without penalty, FOI reveals   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: The Guardian - An earlier analysis by consultants RepuTex found heavy industrial sites covered by the safeguard mechanism had, in total, been approved emissions limit increases of nearly a third. Gavan McFadzean, the Conservation...
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Financial incentive needed to reduce carbon emissions, says RepuTex   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Australia needs to shut down old brown-coal power stations, control fugitive carbon emissions and ramp up reforestation programs if it is going to have any chance of achieving new carbon reduction targets by 2030, a RepuTex...
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Coalition's emissions reduction fund labelled 'a joke' after first post-election auction   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: The Guardian - Bret Harper, the director of research at analyst firm RepuTex, said the regulator had faced a choice: to either pay more per tonne of carbon dioxide and make deeper cuts, or to maintain the current price. He said it should have...
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