Tag: Trade and Environment

The Environmental Effects of Free Trade Agreements

Abstract: In recent years, international trade and global climate change have become closely linked. To date, due to fundamental differences, liberalizing trade and preventing global warming have proceeded on separate paths. Indeed, opening the market inevitably increases carbon footprint through the use of transportation. However, trade can also have a positive impact on the environment through… Read more »

The Trade-Environment Linkage in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

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Abstract: The EU’s trade policy aims to ensure that economic development goes hand in hand with sustainable development. To this end, EU FTAs contain commitments to respect multilateral environmental agreements and uphold environmental standards under all circumstances in its trading relationship with partner countries. Most recently, this can be seen in the context of the EU-Japan… Read more »