Policy Analysis

The Green Goods Agreement: Neither green nor good?

By Aaron Cosbey on February 4, 2014

In January 2014, 14 World Trade Organization members met on the sideline of a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to launch talks aimed at lowering barriers to trade in environmental goods.

This commentary critically assesses the chances that the agreement will achieve significant environmental impacts and argues that the institutional needs of such an agreement are challenging in ways that the parties do not seem to appreciate.

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