Decoding the digital economy

by Mary Louise Malig Read the publication in full here Content:IntroductionScope of the Digital EconomyThe Platform EconomyThe Value of DataThe Technology of the Digital WorldPreliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts Introduction Have you ever taken a ride in an Uber or Lyft? Do you have a room or apartment that you have registered as a place to rent out on AirBnB? Have you ever bought and downloaded … Continue reading Decoding the digital economy

Preliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts

There is no doubt that the digital economy is vast and complex and with the rapid changes in technology that impacts various elements, the understanding of all its moving parts is therefore a challenge in and of itself. The innovations that led to even more progress in new technologies, infrastructure, software, programs, algorithms, blockchain technologies and information, communications technologies, have had and continue to have … Continue reading Preliminary conclusions and Afterthoughts

The Technology of the Digital World

Innovation has moved forward the development of new digital technologies, improvement of older models of software or hardware, and research and development for even more, keeping up with the growth of the digital economy. There are many new digital technologies, but for this paper, we have selected a few key ones that are critical in enabling the digital economy and serve as the building blocks … Continue reading The Technology of the Digital World

The Value of Data

It is quite important to note that all the issues discussed in the preceding chapters on digital platforms, the digital economy and all the layers to it, that none of that would be possible without data. In the digital economy, data is the new oil. It is an extremely valuable resource that fuels the whole system. Data is not only valuable to the corporations that … Continue reading The Value of Data

The Platform Economy

Digital platforms are best described as a technology based space which facilitates the meeting and matching of individuals or businesses that would not have otherwise met. For example, a digital platform, using its data driven infrastructure and operations, is able to then more effectively bring together sellers and consumers who have the same interests and are suited for each other. There are two types of … Continue reading The Platform Economy

Scope of the Digital Economy

A traditional economy is generally defined as: “An economy is the large set of inter-related production and consumption activities that aid in determining how scarce resources are allocated. In an economy, the production and consumption of goods and services are used to fulfill the needs of those living and operating within it.” [4] Resources generally referring to natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals, and … Continue reading Scope of the Digital Economy

Deforestación exportada: ¿es posible frenar la expansión de la ganadería y la soya que deforesta?

por Marielle Cauthin Lea la publicación completa aquí Contenido: Deforestar para exportar commodities Los reyes latinos del comercio mundial de carne Rastrear la huella del ganado para detener la deforestación exportada ¿Es posible frenar la expansión de la ganadería y la soya que deforesta? Infográfica: deforestación exportada Introducción: Productos sudamericanos altamente cotizados en los mercados internacionales, como la carne bovina, la soya (soja), el maíz o … Continue reading Deforestación exportada: ¿es posible frenar la expansión de la ganadería y la soya que deforesta?

El agua y los Derechos de la Naturaleza

Los casos vinculados al agua y los derechos de la Naturaleza son los que más avanzan en el mundo. Sea el agua como ríos, lagos, océanos o glaciares, cada año hay más casos en las asambleas legislativas y los tribunales demandando e incluso consiguiendo que se reconozca sus derechos. En esta serie de artículos repasaremos estos casos para entender: ¿Cuáles son las razones que llevan … Continue reading El agua y los Derechos de la Naturaleza

What happened to the industrialization of lithium in Bolivia?

By José Carlos Solón More than a decade ago, the lithium industrialization process began in the salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia. The formula to industrialize lithium in Bolivia has its roots in the National Development Plan (NDP) Bolivia with Dignity, Sovereignty, Productive and Democratic way to Live Well (NDP, 2006-2011) that marked the strategic guidelines of the Bolivian government of then President Evo Morales. That … Continue reading What happened to the industrialization of lithium in Bolivia?

Hacia Asambleas de la Tierra no antropocéntricas

Por Pablo Solón[1] La inmensa mayoría de encuentros, acuerdos internacionales y políticas nacionales sobre el medio ambiente, el cambio climático y la biodiversidad tienen un enfoque antropocéntrico. La principal preocupación de estas iniciativas gira en torno al ser humano antes que enfocarse en restaurar el equilibrio de los diferentes ecosistemas y del planeta como un todo. La Cumbre de la Tierra realizada en 1992, que … Continue reading Hacia Asambleas de la Tierra no antropocéntricas

La Guerra y la Amazonía

La guerra en Ucrania ya tiene impactos en la Amazonía. ¿Cuáles son, cómo avanzan y qué podemos hacer frente a ellos? El siguiente video resume el dialogo al respecto en la Asamblea Mundial de la Amazonía. El llamamiento a la Paz desde la Amazonía que lo encuentra en español, portugués e ingles en el siguiente link Desde la Amazonía llamamos a la paz La actual guerra … Continue reading La Guerra y la Amazonía

¿Cómo adquirió derechos el río Cauca?

Por Alejandra Nuñez del Prado Hidroituango y el represamiento del río Cauca Impetuosas cascadas se mueven sobre las cadenas montañosas que rodean el segundo río más importante de Colombia, toneladas de agua, cataratas color crema que se abalanzan entre las cordilleras central y occidental de Los Andes. Es un torrente que nace en la laguna del Buey, en el departamento del Cauca en Colombia[1]. El … Continue reading ¿Cómo adquirió derechos el río Cauca?

Reconocimiento del río Atrato como sujeto de derechos

Por Alejandra Nuñez del Prado El río Atrato es considerado el río más caudaloso de Colombia, nace al occidente de la cordillera de los Andes a una altura de 3900 metros sobre el nivel del mar y desemboca en el mar Caribe. Su extensión es de 750 kilómetros. El Atrato recorre gran parte del departamento del Chocó y por su navegabilidad constituye uno de los … Continue reading Reconocimiento del río Atrato como sujeto de derechos

Chile aprova os direitos da Naturaleza

Por Pablo Solón [Español – English] Pouco mais de dois anos se passaram desde minha última visita ao Chile. No final de 2019, a Plaza Baquedano, então renomeada Plaza de la Dignidad, estava cheia de juventude, indignação, gás lacrimogêneo, sangue e expectativa. Agora sinto que a efervescência e a esperança foram transferidas para o novo governo de Gabriel Boric e para a Convenção Constitucional que … Continue reading Chile aprova os direitos da Naturaleza

Chile approves the Rights of Nature

By Pablo Solón [Español – Português] A little over two years have passed since my last visit to Chile. At the end of 2019, Plaza Baquedano, which at that time was renamed Plaza de la Dignidad, was full of youth, indignation, tear gas, blood and hope. Now I feel that the spirit and hope have been transferred to the new government of Gabriel Boric and … Continue reading Chile approves the Rights of Nature

Chile aprueba los derechos de la Naturaleza

Por Pablo Solón [English – Português] Han pasado un poco más de dos años desde mi última visita a Chile. A fines del 2019, la plaza Baquedano, que en ese entonces fue rebautizada como plaza de la Dignidad, estaba llena de juventud, indignación, gases lacrimógenos, sangre y expectativa. Ahora siento que la efervescencia y esperanza se ha trasladado al nuevo gobierno de Gabriel Boric y … Continue reading Chile aprueba los derechos de la Naturaleza

The WTO and the havoc in the global supreme court of free trade

by Mary Louise Malig Read the publication in full here Content: Introduction Breaking down the Dispute Settlement Mechanism Bully capitalism versus the Appellate Body The interim dysfunctional way of settling disputes and the reform proposals The barely functioning and non-functional pillars of the WTO Introduction Back in 1995, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) had just started, it was the talk of the town. This … Continue reading The WTO and the havoc in the global supreme court of free trade

The barely functioning and non-functional pillars of the WTO

As mentioned earlier, the WTO has three pillars to keep it running, to monitoring trade policies globally, provide a forum for negotiations on new issues, and to enforce the 60 plus agreements under the WTO and settle disputes between Member states. The functioning of these three pillars is crucial, and although it may sound simple: negotiations for new trade rules, monitoring and resolving disputes, none … Continue reading The barely functioning and non-functional pillars of the WTO

Bully capitalism versus the Appellate Body

In an US election year, then President Obama as represented by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) began a risky precedent. That 2016, the US blocked the reappointment of Appellate Body jurist Seung Wha Chang. Chang was up for a reappointment as the norm is that the jurists serve for four year terms that can be renewed once. The US complained that Chang was responsible … Continue reading Bully capitalism versus the Appellate Body

Breaking down the Dispute Settlement Mechanism

Breaking it down to sections, it can be noted that there are stages to this process: the first is the consultation process, second the review and reporting of the panel body then the Appellate Body from which comes the recommendation and ways on the implementation of the ruling which may include sanctions, countermeasures, retaliatory measures or compensations. In some cases, Arbitrators are involved in the … Continue reading Breaking down the Dispute Settlement Mechanism