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In this section we offer you a Documentation Center where you will find relevant bibliography related to the four areas of Born in Commerce.

What will you find here?

Born in Commerce compiles relevant documentation related to its four areas of work so that you can have access to technical and in-depth information that will help you to have a better idea of ​​recent research as well as official documents that have been published related to international trade.

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World Trade Report 2020

World Trade Organization

This a publication by the World Trade Organization which analyzes the challenges brought by the digital age and how different public policies can play a determining role in promoting innovation and technology.

Commercial

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World Trade Statistical Review 2020

World Trade Organization

This publication from the World Trade Organization establishes relevant figures regarding the supply and demand of goods and services in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges for different sectors, but it has also notably boosted others. This document provides a broad look that analyzes changes in prices, GDP and trade volumes.

Commercial

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Balance of the economy in the Bogotá-Cundinamarca region 2020

Bogota's Chamber of Commerce

This study done by the Bogotá's Chamber of Commerce performs an analysis of the ups and downs of the Colombian economy in 2020 with an emphasis on the Colombian capital and the department of Cundinamarca. 2020 was undoubtedly a year with many challenges, especially for the tourism sector, business development and the labor market, this document examines all these elements and makes certain recommendations to overcome the economic crisis left by Covid-19.

Commercial

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Due Diligency ready!

European Commission

"Due diligence ready!" is a program sponsored by the European Commission that aims to guide small and medium-sized companies to carry out mineral extraction following all EU requirements and legal obligations related to due diligence. There are currently four leaflets available.

Legal

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1, 2, 3 and 4

European Committee for Standarization's Work Programme 2019

European Committee for Standarization

The European Committee for Standardization establishes in this dossier how the execution of the European Standards will take place in each of the business sectors.

Accreditation

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Briefing on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania: April - June 2020

IPIS

This report analyzes the situation in Tanzania after the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. It focuses on describing how the pandemic has affected different sectors such as natural resource extraction, agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure.

Environmental

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Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States

EPA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency released this report in 2016 on how oil and gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing in the USA impacts local water sources. Conducted over four years by synthesising over 1,200 data sources and collaborating with local stakeholders, the EPA concluded that local water supplies are indeed vulnerable to the activities of hydraulic fracturing.

Environmental

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Fracking Lancashire: The planning process, social harm and collective trauma

Short and Szolucha

Short and Szolucha have interviewed local residents, including protest participants, in order to gauge their trauma regarding the political battle to prevent ‘fracking’. They look at the impact on local mental health and anxiety as a result of proposed hydraulic fracturing.

Environmental

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Household Water Security: An Analysis of Water Affect in the Context of Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia, Appalachia 

Bethani Turley and Martina Angela Caretta

This article in human geography targets the area of Northwestern West Virginia, where Marcellus Shale rock is being extracted from. In this interview-based study, Turley and Caretta analyse both the concerns of scientists and those of local residents regarding how both surface water and groundwater are affected by local hydraulic fracturing.

Environmental

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Thirst Energy (II): The Importance of Water for Oil and Gas Extraction

A.A. Sohns et al.

This report looks at the need for technological innovation in order to change how water use in extraction is planned, including how water is valued as a resource compared to e.g. the fossil fuels themselves. The report also considers wider effects on the ecosystem and on the local economics of regions in which hydraulic fracturing takes place, such that local water supplies are properly treated and the environmental impact alleviated.

Environmental

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Regional Economic and Social Resilience: An Exploratory In-Depth Study in the Nordic Countries

Nordregio

Nordregio focuses on the resilience of remote Nordic regions. Especially in the case of Norrbotten, a region covering part of Lapland where coal and timber mining remain key industries, this report details how collaboration between the public and private sector, as well as with universities and local councils, has led to the a promising amount of digital innovation in the region.

Environmental

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