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SUNS # 9201 Thursday 1 October 2020

Trade : Rules chair suffers setback over proposed fisheries deal (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The chair of the Doha rules negotiations at the WTO appears to have suffered a setback in his concerted push to decide on the form and the institutional arrangement of the proposed fisheries subsidies agreement, after members underscored the need to focus first on the core issues and substance of the new agreement, trade envoys told the SUNS.

UN : 10-year-old commitment to biodiversity misses virtually all its targets (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over one million people worldwide and destabilized the global economy, also upended the UN's ambitious socio- economic goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.

UN : Moving nature to the heart of decision-making (PRIV)
(IPS, Bogota)
This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature's contributions to people by 2030.

Latin America : Energy forum to discuss post-Covid challenges (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October.

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