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SUNS # 9035 Friday 6 December 2019

Trade : Australian measures on Indonesian A4 paper held WTO-illegal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organisation has ruled that Australia's measures imposing anti-dumping duties on certain exporters of A4 copy paper from Indonesia were inconsistent with Australia's WTO obligations.

Climate : South outlines elements for decision on loss and damage mechanism (PRIV)
(TWN, Madrid)
Developing countries under the Group of 77 and China have proposed "elements or components" for what they expect for a decision on the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (known as the WIM) at the Madrid climate talks.

Climate : Disagreements continue over membership of Adaptation Fund Board (PRIV)
(TWN, Madrid)
Discussions on the membership of the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board continued to be contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Madrid, with developing countries calling for a procedural discussion on the matter, and developed countries calling for changing the composition of the AF Board through a substantive decision.

Development : Indigenous knowledge, a lesson for a sustainable food future (PRIV)
(IPS, Milan)
Local knowledge systems rooted in traditional practices and culture passed down generations provide sustainable solutions to food and nutritional insecurity on the back of climate change, a conference heard this week.

Brazil : Water is worth more than milk in Extrema (PRIV)
(IPS, Extrema)
"They called me crazy" for fencing in the area where the cows went to drink water, said Elias Cardoso, on his 67-hectare farm in Extrema, a municipality 110 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolis.

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