Sustainability Agreements and Antitrust – Three Criteria to Distinguish Beneficial Cooperation from Greenwashing
5 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 7, 2021
This paper discusses European competition law as it applies to agreements between market players to reduce, eliminate, or compensate for greenhouse gas emissions. It places these in an economic context, discusses the relevant provisions of the European treaties and applicable case law of the European Court of Justice. It identifies three broad criteria for the non-application of the prohibition of restrictive agreements, or exemption, to sustainability agreements.
Keywords: competition law, antitrust, ESG, sustainability,
JEL Classification: [comma K21, K32, K12
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