To Dystopia and Beyond: The WTO in a Warming Megaregional World

6 Pages Posted: 9 May 2019

Date Written: May 7, 2019

Abstract

This paper will highlight the linkages between the climate crisis and trade negotiations in a dystopic post-WTO world. It will argue that the window of opportunity to achieve an effective multilateral trade regime has closed and will be sealed shut by accelerating climate change. The post-WTO regime is a megaregional regime, and it will exclude those countries that do not get on board before the destabilizing effects of the climate crisis make their inclusion impossible to achieve. Geopolitical shifts destabilized the WTO regime and have led to its collapse. The effects of the climate crisis will be even more dramatic.

Keywords: Megaregionals, Climate Crisis, Developing Countries

JEL Classification: k33

Suggested Citation

Condon, Bradly J., To Dystopia and Beyond: The WTO in a Warming Megaregional World (May 7, 2019). Paradise Lost or Found? The Post-WTO International Legal Order (Utopian & Dystopian Possibilities), Fletcher School, Tufts University, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3384248 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3384248

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