Anchoring climate and environmental protection in EU trade agreements
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Power Shift | 18 May 2020

Anchoring climate and environmental protection in EU trade agreements

In this study, Ciaran Cross takes on the task of thinking through what it would mean to integrate effective climate and environmental provisions in a trade agreement. The starting point for this exercise are existing trade agreements and WTO rules, which has the advantage that the resulting recommendations are immediately applicable in today’s circumstances. Yet, principles of global equity and ecological justice have guided the development of these proposals – as far as allowed by this framework – which thereby aim to provide pragmatic building blocks for a future trade system that is fair and sustainable.

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