Agriculture and Trade in the Climate Change Negotiations
While there is widespread agreement on the potential benefits of bringing agriculture into an international climate change regime, a number of important sticking points need to be resolved before it will be possible. Trade-related issues are some of the most significant.
As part of IISD's Food Security and Climate Change Initiative, this paper begins by briefly setting out the background, noting the rationale and negotiating the history to date. It then surveys the state of play, unpacking and analyzing the key issues, and suggesting where we might go from here.