Trade and Climate Change Linkages

By Aaron Cosbey on January 9, 2008
This paper was written as the first of a pair of background papers to the Trade Ministers' Dialogue on Climate Change Issues, held in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, December 8-9, 2007 (UNFCCC COP 13, Kyoto Protocol MOP 3). It lays out the full range of connections by which trade and climate change are interlinked, including legal linkages, physical impacts of climate change on trade and investment flows, impacts of trade and investment policy changes on climate change, and competitiveness issues.

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IISD, 2008