• 2-February-2010

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    Livestock and Climate Policy: Less Meat or Less Carbon? (RTSD 25)

    Leading figures in the international climate change community argue that reducing meat consumption would be a valuable contribution to efforts to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • 29-October-2009

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    Border Carbon Adjustment and Free Allowances: Responding to Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns (RTSD 23)

    Competitiveness and leakage concerns arise when countries implement policies and measures (PAMs) which other countries do not, or when PAMs differ between countries. This leads to different costs and risks to producers, leading to concerns that production of goods will relocate to other countries. Such concerns have been sufficient to dilute or even derail proposed environmental policies and measures in the past.

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  • 30-September-2009

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    Comparing Climate Change Commitments: Technical versus Political Judgement (RTSD 24)

    Ensuring comparable effort amongst countries‟ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a key issue in the current negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement on climate change. However, defining a broadly acceptable basis for comparison is challenging.

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  • 5-August-2009

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    Post-Kyoto Sectoral Agreements: a constructive or complicating way forward? (RTSD 22)

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a serious global problem. It is increasingly seen as one of the main obstacles to the achievement of sustainable world fisheries.

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  • 5-August-2009

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    Competitiveness, Leakage, and Border Adjustment: Climate Policy Distractions? (RTSD 23)

    The 23rd meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development on 22-23 July 2009 discussed competitiveness, leakage, and border adjustment.

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  • 12-September-2007

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    Biofuels : Is the cure worse than the disease? (RTSD 20)

    The 20th meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development on 11-12 September 2007 considered the sustainable potential of biofuels and government policies to support them.

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  • 15-June-2006

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    Do We Have the Right R&D Priorities and Programmes to Support the Energy Technologies of the Future? (RTSD 18)

    The 18th meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development on 14-15 June 2006 considered whether current R&D priorities and programmes are adequately focused and resourced to bring on-stream the energy technologies of the future.

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  • 2-June-2005

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    Can Transnational Sectoral Agreements Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? (RTSD 17)

    The 17th meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development in June 2005 considered the role sectoral strategies could play in reducing the future growth trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 24-September-2004

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    Mobility 2030 : Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability (RTSD 15)

    Challenges to move towards sustainable future mobility systems with a particular emphasis on road transportation.

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  • 22-September-2004

    English, PDF, 336kb

    Large Scale Deployment of Renewables for Electricity Generation (RTSD 14)

    Using renewables on a large scale to replace fossil electricity generation offers two principal advantages. Environmentally, renewables offer a means to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy sources can also help to diversify energy supplies in most countries.

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