The World Trade Organization and Climate Change: Challenges and Options

Posted: 25 Sep 2009

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Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Institute for International Economics

Jisun Kim

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Date Written: September 25, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: World Trade Organization, WTO, climate change, global warming, border adjustments

JEL Classification: F13, F18, Q54, Q56

Suggested Citation

Hufbauer, Gary Clyde and Kim, Jisun, The World Trade Organization and Climate Change: Challenges and Options (September 25, 2009). Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 09-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1478677

Gary Clyde Hufbauer (Contact Author)

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Jisun Kim

Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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