"Environmental conflicts in Latin America"

Environmental conflicts in Latin AmericaThis book titled « Environmental conflicts in Latin America” offers in –depth analysis of environmental conflicts from a multi-stakeholder perspective in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Columbia, Chile-Argentina and Columbia-Ecuador. The case examples offer analyses based on established negotiation theory and show actors such as governments, transnational companies, NGOs and civil society engage in negotiations covering water rights, gas and oil extraction, natural reservations (indigenous people rights versus enterprises’ construction projects). (The book is in German)

External Evaluation of Programme Activities Fostering the Geneva Initiative

The aim of this evaluation of the activities fostering the Geneva Initiative was to document the work that has been done by Israeli, Palestinian and other parties in the context of the Geneva Initiative and to re-examine the Swiss financial and non-financial support of it. The report is being made available with the permission of the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Doha stalemate: Implications and ways forward”, CSEND Policy Brief, Geneva, August 2011

The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) launched in 2001was supposed to achieve further trade liberalisation while at the same time taking into account the needs of developing countries. Ten years have passed since its inception. No end of the Round is in sight and the possibility of a full failure looms in the background. This policy note addresses the following questions: Why does the DDA seem to evolve towards failure? What could be done to rescue the Doha Round?

Sustainable transborder business cooperation in the European regions: the importance of social entrepreneurship

Saner, Raymond & Yiu, Lichia: (2011) Sustainable transborder business cooperation in the European regions: the importance of social entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publ., Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA

Intersectoral action for health

CSEND founders conducted research and wrote draft document for the WHO on intersectoral action for health. The publication goes back to the 1986 but is fully relevant for today’s health sector of all countries, developed or developing.