Publications

2022

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1. Energy efficiency international standards (Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law) (Vera Thorstensen, Thiago Nogueira e Mauro Kiithi Arima Junior). Energy efficiency is of undeniable importance. Global and regional institutions are adopting initiatives with the purpose of standardizing ways of measuring energy efficiency and disseminating practices favorable to sustainable energy consumption. This text focuses on the main international initiatives to produce energy efficiency standards.

Books

OECD

1. OCDE: Sustentabilidade e Crescimento Verde (March, 2022)

Cadernos of Trade Agreements Collection. CCGI presents a new series of publications, Cadernos of Trade Agreements, where interested parties will have access to trade data and relevant information on trade topics of possible agreements with Brazil. This information includes historical aspects and governmental structure, in addition to the tariff profile, including tariff quotas and quantitative restrictions, regulatory structure of technical and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, including environment; sustainability policies; regulation of services, intellectual property, investments, as well as international trade agreements. When discussing this information, it is presented, when relevant, parallel with the Brazilian reality.

1. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-Canadá. The book presents essential aspects of Canada's trade policy. It brings internal regulatory aspects that impact on international trade, as well as agreements and the various international commitments of Canada.

2. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-Indonésia. Indonesia is an important member of ASEAN, which has established partnerships with the main economies of Asia, inserting itself in the value chains of the region. The creation of the RCEP, an agreement signed in 2020, consolidates and formalizes this connection network between ASEAN and the major Asian economies, as well as strengthens existing value chains on the continent, mainly China. For countries seeking to expand their international trade relations, Indonesia is an important partner that cannot be ignored. This edition of Cadernos presents a synthesis of the main relevant facts in the country's history to emphasize its uniqueness. It follows the analysis of trade policy, trade flows and highlights its instruments: tariffs, technical, sanitary and phytosanitary barriers, environmental, services, investment, intellectual property, digital trade, as well as a framework of Indonesia's main preferential agreements.

3. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-Vietnã. This edition of the Cadernos is intended to provide an overview of the most important aspects of Vietnam's international trade policy. Based on consultation of official documents, on data and public information provided to international organizations and on reports produced by important commercial actors (sources highlighted at the beginning of each section and in footnotes throughout the text), this descriptive document was prepared , which, devoid of analytical pretension, aims to offer, in an organized and succinct way, through texts, graphs and tables, the relevant aspects for understanding the contemporary international economic insertion of Vietnam.

4. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-Coreia do Sul. The article presents essential aspects of South Korea's trade policy on goods, services, investments and intellectual property. The changes that have taken place in recent decades in terms of economic regulation stand out.

5. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-Cingapura. The book presents essential aspects of Singapore's trade policy on goods, services, investments and intellectual property.

6. Cadernos de Acordos Comerciais: Brasil-República Dominicana. The article presents essential aspects of the Dominican Republic's trade policy in terms of goods, services, investments and intellectual property.

2021

Articles

1. Normas voluntárias de sustentabilidade: barreiras ao comércio à margem da OMC, 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Catherine Rebouças Mota). The article addresses the challenges of voluntary sustainability standards in the face of international trade rules.

2. Género: el debate sobre la mujer en la OCDE e en la OMC, 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Catherine Rebouças Mota). The article deals with discussions on gender within two important international organizations: WTO and OECD. Documents, instruments and visions of the two organizations about gender inequalities are discussed, especially in relation to the role of women in the contemporary economy.

3. Convergence on e-commerce: the case of Argentina, Brazil and Mercosur, 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Valentina Delich). It deals with different normative aspects of digital commerce in Argentina, Brazil and in the context of Mercosur. The main national and regional regulatory frameworks are explained, with emphasis on the relationship between trade and data protection.

4. Working Paper (FGV Series n. 549) A OCDE e a economia circular, August 2021.(Vera Thorstensen and Antonio Pedro de Faria). This paper analyzes the concept of Circular Economy in terms of the OECD, its academic production on the subject, its relevant norms and the degree of Brazil's adherence to the organization's guidelines and to the transition to a Circular Economy model. The conclusion is that the topic has still been little explored, but it has a thriving academic production that has accelerated over the last few years.

5. Working Paper (FGV Series n. 550) Eficiência energética: situação do Brasil em relação aos padrões da OCDE, August 2021 (Vera Thorstensen e Mauro Kiithi Arima Junior). The purpose of the article is to present the situation of Brazil in terms of energy efficiency policy, taking as a reference the standards established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

6. Working Paper (FGV Series 551) A inovação verde na OCDE e no Brasil, August 2021 (Vera Thorstensen e Fábio Thomazella). The article aims to present the theme of green innovation within the OECD and in Brazil. First, the article provides an overview of the main international documents dealing with the need to develop technologies to deal with current environmental problems. Subsequently, the article explains how the theme is developed within the OECD, with the main indicators available and the main conclusions present in the organization's reports. The Brazilian institutional structures that deal with the theme are also presented, focusing on the “Green Patents” program, developed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, which aims to accelerate the approval of Brazilian environmental patents. Finally, Brazilian data are presented against the OECD indicators on the topic.

7. Working Paper (FGV Series 552) OCDE e o investimento verde, August 2021. This article addresses green financing and investing in green growth, according to the evolution of the theme observed by the OECD. Although the matter has been drawing markets, governments and international institutions attention, a lack of consensus on concepts, definitions and standards on “green” issues has been the main impediment to green financing and investment becoming a priority for asset management of institutional investors. The search for international harmonization is still a work in progress, to be developed with the cooperation of all players involved.

8. Cadernos Brasil na OCDE: Compras Públicas, July 2021 (Vera Thorstensen, Luis Felipe Giesteira, Antonio Pedro Faria). Public procurement can be considered as processes for the acquisition of goods, services and works by the public administration or state-owned companies. Although governments can provide goods and services directly, economic rationality suggests that, in most cases, the best solution would be to hire private companies to provide such goods or services, as they can do so more efficiently. This text proposes to present, in general terms, the OECD perspective on the subject and compare it with some elements of recent Brazilian history, including the debate on the use of purchasing power as an instrument for achieving objectives. governmental – corresponding to what the OECD calls secondary objectives of public procurement.

9. Working Paper (FGV Series n. 547) Os indicadores da OCDE e a regulação da diversidade biológica no Brasil, August 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Catherine Rebouças Mota). Brazil will face the scrutiny of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in various matters on sustainable development or sustainability. Among these matters, this article highlights biodiversity, including an analysis of forest and land resources. An overview of the federal legislative and institutional structure situation is presented in relation to international documents for the protection of biodiversity, especially those of the OECD. Therefore, the article presents the OECD assessment based on indicators on Brazil in terms of biodiversity.

10. Working Paper (FGV Series n. 548) O Brasil frente a política de comércio e meio ambiente da OCDE, August 2021 (Vera Thorstensen, Catherine Rebouças, Mauro Arima Junior, Thiago Nogueira). Brazil formalized the request to open the accession process to the OECD on May 29, 2017. In view of the Brazilian interest in being a member of the Organization, the objective of this paper is to analyze the work of the OECD on the interface between trade and the environment, drawing a parallel with the Brazilian reality.

11. Vanguardismo ambiental e protecionismo comercial na União Europeia e nos Estados Unidos da América (IPEA), October 2021 (Vera Thorstensen, Catherine Rebouças Mota, Mauro Kiithi Arima Júnior, Amanda Zuchieri and Fabio Thomazella). Due to the growing importance of environmental policies in the United States of America and the European Union, including the impact on international trade, the authors propose a comparative analysis of the rules and institutions that govern the environmental issue in these two actors. After considering the concept of power in terms of environment and trade, the authors identify the impact of EU and US environmental measures on the international trading system. Subsequently, the text analyzes the two policies separately, identifying institutions and environmental rules, highlighting changes arising from the set of environmental measures recently announced by both. The article concludes that, despite important differences, especially in the way the two environmental policies are built internally, both have important similarities in the intentional connection between foreign trade and the environment, a characteristic exemplified in the simultaneity of the proposed border carbon tax, whose effects are uncertain for the environment and predictable for traditional industrial sectors in both markets.

12. Working Paper (FGV Series n 555) OCDE e agricultura: meio ambiente e mudança climática, November 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Amanda Mitsue Zuchieri). CO2 is the biggest contributor to global warming, but methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), the non-CO2 greenhouse gases emitted directly by the agricultural sector through agricultural and livestock production, are major contributors to increase the total concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and for climate change. As it has a thriving agricultural sector, Brazil is an emitter of greenhouse gases from agriculture and, despite having advanced in some legal and regulatory aspects, it still has a long way to go in the areas of implementation and compliance to meet OECD’s goals emissions, guidelines and recommendations.

13. Working Paper (FGV Series n 556) Dimensão ambiental da qualidade de vida: o Brasil no olhar da OCDE, November 2021 (Vera Thorstensen and Gustavo Jorge Silva). This article deals with the normative instruments entered by Brazil in the management of water resources and sanitation, as well as in the fight against atmospheric pollution, both domestically and internationally. It also addresses the indicators on these themes prepared by the OECD that contain data on Brazil, in the context of the country’s accession process to the Organization.

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