Publications

  • India is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet it has played a central role in a counterproductive global climate agenda pushed the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and large corporations. India now hosts more registered greenhouse gas emission reduction projects – via the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – than any nation except China.

  • We are pleased to share with you the release of the FOCUS ON THE PHILIPPINES 2009 YEARBOOK: Extreme Weather Events. The 320-page publication covers key issues and events in the Philippines. The book was first shared with Focus friends and partners during our 15th Year Anniversary Celebration last January 20, 2010.

    To request for a copy, please contact: Lourdes Torres at lou_torres@focusweb.org, +632 4330899

  • In 2009, Focus’ activities in the Reclaiming the Commons programme spanned local, national regional and international levels. We were able to achieve a good balance of research, writing, mobilisations, train- ing and public education, and network- ing with social movements and organisa- tions at multiple levels. 

    Focus continued to deepen its understanding of and involve- ment in climate change and climate jus- tice campaigning and worked to build the climate justice movement. 

  • India is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet it has played a central role in a counterproductive global climate agenda pushed the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and large corporations. India now hosts more registered greenhouse gas emission reduction projects – via the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – than any nation except China.

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  • Occasional papers 6 : climate change and China : technology, market and beyond

    A report for Focus on the Global South by Dale Jiajun Wen

    China plays an important role of representing the interests of developing countries in the current climate change negotiations through the mechanism of 77+China. As the most important emitter in developing countries it is facing an enormous challenge to fulfill its international obligations to reduce its CO2 emissions, while at the same time address its domestic responsibilities to meet the human development needs of hundreds of millions of its people that are still living in poverty.

  • by Ignacio Jose Minambres
    With the increasing importance of Investment Flows and the impossibility to get agreements for its liberalization at the multilateral level, the developed economies are pushing for its inclusion in one way or another in the bilateral trade agreements that are being negotiated and signed, more ostensibly since the collapse of the Doha Round of the WTO.

    Through the study of the agreements already signed by the EU we can foresee what will be the expectations the European bloc has for the negotiations it is holding with the ASEAN nations. In this paper we try to make a first analysis an understanding of what it is aiming to get and how it would affect a set of countries with such disparities as ASEAN.

  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES-- Focus on the Global South, a Manila and Bangkok-based think tank, released its Focus on the Philippines 2008 Yearbook called 'Crisis and Change'.

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a regional mechanism, which
    was created in 2001 and consists of the following:

    People's Republic of China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It was inspired by the need to solve the border disputes lingering between the Soviet Union's successor states and China in the wake of the end of the Cold War. Originally a Chinese initiative, taken after resolving their border problems with Central Asia and Russia, it was also profitable for the Central Asian States, which were lacking in consistency, stability and resources in the mid-nineties and struggling to establish multilateral and bilateral relations beyond the region. It was also designed as a platform to balance the role of the United States in the Central Asian region.

    Main findings of this paper :

    • The SCO has been able to meet with its initial objective to establish geopolitical multipolarity in Central Asia and check the US advance into the region.
    • It is a reflection of the emerging multi-polar world.
    • Its increasingly acquiring strength is suggestive of becoming a major political force of the Eurasian region.
    • The SCO will play a vital role in ensuring international security.


    Download the paper here

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