2014-02-03 Release of the State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 On January 31st the highly anticipated State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 was released at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The review has been partly sponsored by the Entwined program and Entwined researcher Jason Pott is the lead author of the review.
2013-11-06 Eco labelling hot topic on the radio The Swedish radio show Klotet aired a longer session where areas from the coming report State of Sustainability Initiative were disussed. The full report will be released on december 6th.
2013-11-04 Large companies behind record development of eco labelling The number of goods produced and sold under some form of environmental labelling has increased sharply in recent years, this according to a coming report from Entwined researchers. Behind the rapid development are some of the world's largest private consumer goods companies.
2013-09-25 Bringing Energy Subsidies to the WTO - An IISD workshop It has long been said that, if the Doha Round is centered on agriculture, the next round will centre on energy. Within this complex set of issues, international attention both inside and outside the WTO is already beginning to focus on public support to energy, including the recent cases disputing ...
2013-09-18 ENTWINED in Miljö & Utveckling ENTWINED’s program manager Mark Sanctuary has been interviewed in the Swedish magazine Miljö & Utveckling, with regards to ecolabeling and their actual environmental effects.
2013-04-29 Locally produced food not the best climate choice A grocery bag with locally produced food only emits slightly less greenhouse gas than the average Swedish grocery bag. What consumers choose to fill their grocery bags with is far more important than where the groceries are from, this according to a new study by ENTWINED and IVL Swedish Environmenta...
2013-04-10 The 2012 Annual Report out now The 2012 Annual Report summarizes the programs accomplishment and activities through 2012. This was the programme’s penultimate year and the 6th productive year of operation.
2013-04-04 ENTWINED at TV4 The Mistra program has taken the initiative to let TV4 conduct interviews with some of their financed research programs, in order to make the research conducted more understandable to the public. Now the turn has come to the ENTWINED program.
2012-11-26 ENTWINED hosted a seminar at IETA Side Event in Doha ENTWINED researcher Aaron Coseby participated in the side event "Taming the Tiger: Guidelines on Border Carbon Adjustment", jointly arranged by ENTWINED and IISD and part of the IETA side events programme.
Not an empty seat at ENTWINED's WTO workshop
Every seat was taken when the ENTWINED program hosted a workshop at WTO's Public Forum in Geneva on September 26th. Managing Conflict in the WTO Without Formal Dispute drew about 100 people and the following discussion showed that this was a question of great interest for many.
Three new Issue Briefs from the ENTWINED program
During the WTO Public Forum on the 26th of September the ENTWINED program presents three new Issue Briefs, addressing the issues of environmental measures in the WTO TBT committee, how transparency makes MEAs work and the complexities of creating a regime for border carbon adjustment.
COSA launches new results at RIO +20 side event
After six years of development and significant global field testing the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) launched its first global data and analysis on June 16th in Rio de Janeiro.
WTO Public Forum Session Geneva: Managing conflict without litigation
Multilateralism may be in crisis, but some of the core elements of the WTO still work remarkably well. It is often said that the WTO is either legislating in new negotiations or adjudicating in the formal dispute settlement system. However, this understanding obscures much of how the WTO affects the...
ENTWINED hosts two side events during Rio +20
On June 16 and 17th ENTWINED will host two side events at the Global Compact World Forum on Sustainable Development. With six years in development and global field testing, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) launches its first global report looking at what standards and...
Aaron Cosbey on Border Carbon Adjustments (BCA's)
For the last two years, IISD and a small group of experts, led by Aaron Cosbey have been engaged in a unique endeavour: drafting best practice guidance for elaborating and implementing a policy that has never been put into practice: BCAs.
ENTWINED Biofuels Policies workshop in Norway
Biofuels are heavily discusses and debated and part of ENTWINED's ongoing research. We are now hosting a workshop on policies for biofuels. Among the participants are: Ujjayant Chakravorty, University of Alberta, Henrik Horn, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Carolyn Fischer, Resources For...
ENTWINED in the Swedish Radio
ENTWINED's research about the environmental effects of organic certifications was summarized in an interview with ENTWINED's program director Mark Sanctuary on October 19th in the Swedish radio program, Klotet (the Globe). Listen to the interview and read the article here.
New Issue Briefs from ENTWINED!
This latest series of Issue Briefs deliver four concise and insightful discussions on how we can change the way we manage the challenges around trade and environment; Trade and production policies for biofuels, the opportunity for a global sustainability framework for the natural rubber market, civil...
ENTWINED to participate at WTO Public Forum 2011
ENTWINED is invited to participate at the WTO Public Forum ""Seeking answers to global trade challenges", scheduled on 19-21 September 2011 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. IISD has secured a slot in this year WTO Public Forum for a workshop on “Advancing Trade and Environment in the...
ENTWINED Annual Report 2010
ENTWINED's annual report for 2010 is now available. During the past year ENTWINED has made it mark with several reports being published in leading peer-reviewed journals, and at the same time the program have reached out to thousands of trade and environment practitioners at workshops and...
The focus of the seminar is to present and to debate the latest thinking on Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Border Carbon Adjustments (BTA's). The seminar is targeted towards...
Accountability in and of global governance
In the almost 20 years since the establishment of the WTO, levels of transparency and participation have increased significantly. Accountability, however, has not progressed nearly to the same extent. This was one of the conclusions from a panel presented at the International Studies Association,...
Four new Issue Briefs on sustainable development challenges
Four new briefs on sustainable development issues facing our increasingly globalised world has been published by the ENTWINED research team. The Briefs cover issues related to border carbon adjustments, trade and biofuels, ecolabelling and transpararency in the WTO.
World Trade Organization - Public Forum, 25 September 2008, Geneva
The ENTWINED panel will explore the ways in which a growing importance and depth of environmental policies is forcing a convergence between trade and environmental policy; how this trend is increasing the rationale and interest in market-based instruments and what the success of such initiatives...
EAERE 2008 in Gothenburg
ENTWINED co-sponsored the EAERE 2008 conference in Gothenburg. Presentations and papers from June 27th are available here for download