Should Trade Agreements Include Environmental Policy?

Posted: 25 Jan 2010

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Josh Ederington

University of Kentucky - Department of Economics

Date Written: Winter 2010

Abstract

This article examines the extent to which environmental and trade policies should be treated equally, or symmetrically, in international negotiations. It reviews the recent economics literature on trade and the environment to address two questions. First, should trade negotiations include negotiations over environmental policies and the setting of binding environmental standards? Second, if there are grounds for international environmental negotiations, should environmental agreements be explicitly linked to existing trade agreements in the world trading system?

Keywords: F13, F18, Q56

Suggested Citation

Ederington, Josh, Should Trade Agreements Include Environmental Policy? (Winter 2010). Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 84-102, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1541035 or http://dx.doi.org/rep022

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