International Trade Regulation and the Mitigation of Climate Change

International Trade Regulation and the Mitigation of Climate Change

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Edited by Thomas Cottier, Olga Nartova, Sadeq Z. Bigdeli
Cambridge University Press, 24/09/2009
EAN 9780521766197, ISBN10: 0521766192

Hardcover, 456 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

What can trade regulation contribute towards ameliorating the GHG emissions and reducing their concentrations in the atmosphere? This collection of essays analyses options for climate-change mitigation through the lens of the trade lawyer. By examining international law, and in particular the relevant WTO agreements, the authors address the areas of potential conflict between international trade law and international law on climate mitigation and, where possible, suggest ways to strengthen mutual supportiveness between the two regimes. They do so taking into account the drivers of human-induced climate change in energy markets and of consumption.