In a guest post titled “Bioenergy ‘flaw’ under EU renewable target could raise emissions”,  Sir John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser between 2008 and 2013, raised the alarm that allowing trees to be harvested for the purpose of energy production results in much higher emissions than the equivalent energy produced by burning of […]

In the 1980s Canada departed from its uniquely multilateral focus on trade policy and embraced bilateralism. It made sense at the time. The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations was proceeding very slowly given its complexity and large number of participating countries. Since Canada’s main objective within each multilateral round was to secure better access […]

The original EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) model called for a company to report on a project by project, company by company basis, with no exemptions. The rationale was that this would help civil societies talk directly with local government about local projects and will allow such oversight actors to carry out more accurate analyses […]