Carbon Labeling: Moral, Economic and Legal Implications in a World Trade Environment

26 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009

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Olga Nartova

University of Bern - NCCR Trade Regulation - Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research; University of Bern - World Trade Institute

Date Written: February 2009

Abstract

Carbon labeling is a noble concept aimed at reducing carbon emissions through more efficient methods of manufacture and more responsible consumer habits. Unfortunately no widely accepted system of labeling exists, and creating one raises a number of questions on a global political and economic level.

Keywords: Carbon footprint, CO2 emissions, labelling, WTO

JEL Classification: K33, K32, K30

Suggested Citation

Nartova, Olga, Carbon Labeling: Moral, Economic and Legal Implications in a World Trade Environment (February 2009). NCCR Trade Regulation Working Paper No. 2009/5, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1386862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1386862

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