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Reconciling Trade and Climate Policies

Mathys, Nicole
Publication Clermont-Ferrand: Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International, 2012
Collection FERDI, Working Paper; WP 37.2012
Description 21 p.
Abstract The outcome of the 15th conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen showed a shift from a top-down approach with a collective target favoring environmental objectives to a bottom-up accord favoring political feasibility. There is no meaningful binding agreement in sight, also because the global climate regime and the global trade policy regime appear to be on a collision course. Following a review of the challenges ahead, the paper argues that trade will have a second-order contribution to world-wide CO2 emissions. Evidence shows increasing carbon transfers through trade, but the magnitude of carbon leakage effects may be less than feared in some circles.
Keywords Climate changeTrade policyCarbon leakage
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DE MELO, Jaime, MATHYS, Nicole. Reconciling Trade and Climate Policies. 2012 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55409

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