CCSI prepared a Scoping Study on Securing Adequate Legal Defense in Proceedings under International Investment Agreements (Scoping Study) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
A summary version (33 pages) is available here.
The primary research question that the Scoping Study was requested to address is: How can adequate legal defense for parties in proceedings under International Investment Agreements (IIAs) be better secured?
CCSI and advisory board chair Professor Jeffrey Sachs were commissioned by the World Coffee Producers Forum to assess—and to provide proposals for addressing— sustainability within the coffee sector, particularly from the perspective of producers’ economic sustainability. The report presents the results of our research, including our analytical and empirical modeling, and provides several recommendations, which include: developing country-specific National Coffee Sustainability Plans, establishing a Global Coffee Fund to finance sustainability investments and leverage additional public funding, and exploring additional ways to increase producer profits that take advantage of current market dynamics and new opportunities offered by e-commerce.