Business & Technology
- Global Governance of Clean Energy Subsidies
CEEW carried out research on the global governance of clean energy subsidies. An article by CEEW on the need for legal and policy clarity on governance of clean energy by governments across the planet was published in the latest issue of a magazine by International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, a leading Geneva-based think-tank. This article analyses the imperatives that are driving a growing international debate on the issue of clean energy subsidies despite the presence of a strong case for transition to a low carbon economy worlwide.This research feeds into our work with the industry on sustainability finance. Click Here for the article. Recently, CEEW organised a session on clean energy and trade in collaboration with Geneva-based think-tank, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) on the occasion of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial being held in New Delhi.
- Climate Change and Trade: Indian Policy Perspectives
As the nature of climate talks veer towards a new bottom-up structure, there is an expectation of increased incidence of unilateral action on climate change mitigation by different countries. The surge in unilateral climate change mitigation measures around the world has led to a growing concern over the conflict between domestic climate policy and multilateral trade rules under the World Trade Organization regime. On one hand, there is the issue of unilateral trade measures that countries might adopt against other countries that are deemed to be not doing enough on climate change. Also, in the absence of a multilateral climate change agreement, India needs to be cautious that its domestic climate policy is not exposed to a challenge on grounds of inconsistency with or violation of multilateral trade rules. This project analysed the twin dilemmas that India’s climate policy faces: first, to protect itself from the threat of climate-motivated trade sanctions in other countries and, secondly, to defend its domestic climate measures in the face of a WTO challenge. Read Vyoma Jha's policy brief, 'Cutting Both Ways?: Climate, Trade and the Consistency of India’s Domestic Policies.' Click Here to read