Background reading

Climate change and development: mapping of relevant sources

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Climate change: basic facts, Climate change and developing countries, Solutions, Adaptation, International Negotiations, Mitigation, Biofules, Economics... see the attachment.

WTO’s Renewed Attack on Food Sovereignty

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by Sonny Africa

Contents
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA):
Destroying Third World agriculture
Decades of eroding Third World agriculture
State of play on agricultural proposals
US agricultural interests
Third World agriculture with the Doha Round AoA
Conclusion
Abbreviation and Definition of Terms
Endnotes  Read more »

Concentrated Market Power and Agricultural Trade

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by Sophia Murphy, August 2006

This paper is written as a discussion paper within the framework of the project
“EcoFair Trade Dialogue. New Directions for Agricultural Trade Rules”
(www.ecofair-trade.org).  Read more »

The green box a black box...

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The green box a black box which hides the gold box

by Jacques Berthelot, Solidarité
December 9, 2005

Down the plughole

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Why bringing water into WTO services negotiations
would unleash a development disaster.

www.actionaid.org

Slow Trade – Sound Farming

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A Multilateral Framework for Sustainable Markets in Agriculture

By THE ECOFAIR TRADE DIALOGUE

New Directions for Agricultural Trade Rules

Please find the document attached.

Right to food and Food Security Voluntary guidelines

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Right to food and Food Security Voluntary guidelines to support the realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. (FAO)
Please find the document in the attachment.

Links to various readings on Public Goods

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Liberalisation of the public services and the GATS Agreement

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Position paper of Védegylet - Protect the Future

"The GATS and the liberalisation of the public services are issues affecting everyone, at the same time most of us know almost nothing about them. That is why our principal aim is to raise attention and launch a social dialogue in Hungary, involving all stakeholders, taking into account the ecological and social principles of sustainability. We must examine the role of public services in a sustainable society and assess the impact of the GATS Agreement.  Read more »

Water privatisation in the context of transition

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Zsolt Boda and Gábor Scheiring:

Water privatisation in the context of transition

"Privatisation was to be the key to creating a healthy economy with competent companies that provide jobs for people and
pay taxes, rather than being dependent upon state policies and subsidies. Just a few years into the transition to a marketeconomy,
however, Hungarians have discovered that private ownership does not necessarily mean efficiency, and that the
argument of additional investment is also questionable. The process of water privatisation well illustrates the pitfalls of
privatisation."  Read more »