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The World Trade Organization and Climate Change: Challenges and Options

  • Gary Clyde Hufbauer


    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

  • Jisun Kim


    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Trade and environment intersect in many ways. Aside from the broad debate as to whether economic growth and trade adversely affect the environment, there are linkages between existing rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and rules established in various multilateral environmental agreements. Controlling greenhouse gas emissions promises to be a top priority for both national and international agendas, and special attention must be given to the relationship between the WTO and the emerging international regime on climate change. This working paper examines the nexus of the WTO and climate change and discusses challenges and options.

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Paper provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number WP09-9.

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Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:iie:wpaper:wp09-9
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