Contributor: Oliver Braunschweig

A Dashboard for Biodiversity Risk Metrics

, and | 24 March 2022
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Biodiversity Risk, Central Banks
This policy brief calls on central banks and financial supervisors to build and use a dashboard of biodiversity metrics to assess biodiversity risks in terms of both dependencies and impacts. In order for these metrics to become fully operational, they should cover risks for firms ... continue reading

Cross-border Movement of People and Its Critical Role for Services Trade

and | 28 February 2022
Blog, Trade | Tags: Mode 4, Services Trade, WTO
The importance of cross-border movement of people for services trade and the functioning of global value chains has been amply demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis. While in normal times – and during the financial crisis in 2008 – services trade has been less volatile than ... continue reading

Postponing the WTO Ministerial Conference – Making the Unexpected Breathing Space a Turning Point

and | 6 December 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Agricultural Trade, Health, Services Trade, Trade Governance, WTO
The WTO 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which was due to take place in Geneva from 30 November – 3 December, was postponed indefinitely last minute due to new COVID-19 travel restrictions. Despite hectic activity on a rather modest agenda during the run-up to the event, ... continue reading

Carbon Prices and Carbon Leakage

and | 15 November 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Carbon Pricing, Carbon Tax
Over the past weeks, the conversation over a global carbon price has considerably moved up policy debates worldwide. Just half a year ago, hardly anyone would have seen such a global floor as a viable option. Now, it still comes with a big question mark, ... continue reading