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NOT ZERO: How ‘net zero’ targets disguise climate inaction Joint technical briefing by climate justice organisations
(OCTOBER 2020)

India’s withdrawal from RCEP: A quantitative assessment

CSO Letter Supporting TRIPS Waiver Proposal
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Briefing Paper
Nature-based solutions or nature-based seductions? (Spanish) (Portuguese) (Chinese) (French)
by Doreen Stabinsky
(September 2020)

TWN Series on Investment Facilitation #1: Scope Of An Investment Facilitation Framework: Implications For Its Developmental Claim
by Kinda Mohamadieh (July 2020)

IP & COVID-19 Vaccines Series #4: Publicly-funded Vanderbilt University aims for financial windfall
by Edward Hammond (August 2020)

IP & COVID-19 Vaccines Series #3: Patent dispute looms as a major complication for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine
by Edward Hammond (August 2020)

How ‘Digital Trade’ Rules Would Impede Taxation of the Digitalised Economy in the Global South
by Jane Kelsey, John Bush, Manuel Montes & Joy Ndubai

Moratorium on tariffs on Electronic Transmissions
by Manuel Montes & Jane Kelsey

Traditional knowledge in digital sequence info debate (Spanish) (French)
by Edward Hammond

Briefing Paper
Corporate power and States’ (in)action in response to the COVID-19 crisis
by Kinda Mohamadieh
(July 2020)

Briefing Paper
Covid-19: Trade policy choices for developing countries during and after the pandemic
by Ranja Sengupta
(June 2020)

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Covid-19 reveals everything
by Bhumika Muchhala
(June 2020)

New scientific study on “Equity, Climate Justice and Fossil Fuel Extraction: Principles for a managed phase out”
by Greg Muttitt and Sivan Kartha

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International negotiations by virtual means in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic
by Vicente Paolo Yu
(June 2020)

Open Letter on CS concerns over lack of governance and binding commitments on IP in COVID response

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COVID-19: Operationalizing Fair and Equitable Benefit Sharing of Medical Products

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    WTO members differ over reform, market-centred policies

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    Supplementary Protection Certificates and Their Impact on Access to Medicines in Europe: Case Studies of Sofosbuvir, Trastuzumab and Imatinib by Yuanqiong Hu, Dimitri Eynikel, Pascale Boulet & Gaelle Krikorian

    Plurilateral Initiatives and Their Interaction with WTO Rules by Kinda Mohamadieh

    A Clash of Climate Change Paradigms by Martin Khor & Meenakshi Raman

    Battles in the WTO: Negotiations and Outcomes of the WTO Ministerial Conferences by Martin Khor

    Understanding the Enhanced Transparency Framework and Its Modalities under the UNFCCC's Paris Agreement by Vicente Paolo Yu, Amr Abdel-Aziz, Wang Tian & Gao Xiang

    The Equitable Sharing of Atmospheric and Development Space: Some Critical Aspects by Martin Khor

    Madrid Climate News Updates (December 2019)

    Where There Are No Pharmacists (2nd Edition): A Guide to Managing Medicines for All Health Workers

    Bonn Climate News Updates (June 2019)

    The WTO and Its Existential Crisis by Chakravarthi Raghavan

    The Malaysian Economy: Structures and Dependence by Martin Khor Kok Peng

    Factors That Get in the Way of Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Medicines in Humans by Beverley Snell

    Analysis of AMR Plans in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions by Beverley Snell

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