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SUNS # 9037 Tuesday 10 December 2019
 
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Trade : South countries voice grave concern over AB strangulation (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries have expressed grave concern over the strangulation of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB), which will become dysfunctional on 11 December due to the unilateral actions by the United States, blocking the selection process for filling six AB vacancies, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : Suspension of appellate review a serious challenge, says WTO DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The effective suspension of appellate review of WTO dispute rulings poses a serious challenge to the WTO's adjudication function, the WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo warned Friday (6 December).

Trade : The attack on the Appellate Body (PRIV)
(Steve Charnovitz, Washington DC)
The WTO community is abuzz about a draft Decision, (titled) "Functioning of the Appellate Body", posted on the WTO portal (website), and is slated to be considered by the WTO General Council on Monday.

Climate : Carbon neutral target for all by 2050 disregards equity and justice (PRIV)
(Evelyn Teh, Madrid)
At a side-event held on Dec 2 at the climate talks in Madrid, several developing country delegates gave their reflections on the theme of "Equity in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement", organised by Third World Network, and pointed out that recent calls for all countries to go carbon neutral by 2050 disregards equity and climate justice, as this treats developed and developing countries in the same manner.

Climate : South submits formal proposal on Loss and Damage Mechanism (PRIV)
(Evelyn Teh, Madrid)
Developing countries under the Group of 77 and China made a formal submission for a proposed decision on the "Review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and the report of the WIM Executive Committee (ExCom)" on 7 Dec 2019, at the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid, Spain.


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