Press release

IISD research aims to better integrate environmental aspects into international trade negotiations

January 20, 2011
WINNIPEG—January 21, 2011—The International Institute for Sustainable Development has contributed to new research aimed at better integrating environmental aspects into international trade negotiations in association with its research partners at Environment and Trade in a World of Interdependence (ENTWINED).

The research partners study issues at the intersection of international economics, environmental economics and trade law, while engaging others who can help initiate change on key issues.

The partners have produced the following research papers:

ENTWINED was established four years ago to develop research on policy alternatives for managing the trade and environment interface. The purpose is to provide scientific knowledge and tools to support Swedish and other European negotiators and stakeholders in integrating environmental aspects into the international trade regime.

ENTWINED is funded by Mistra (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research), which invests in research for sustainable development.

For more information, please contact Nona Pelletier, IISD media and communications officer. Phone +1 204 958-7740 Cell: +1 204 962-1303

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.