A Sustainable Development Roadmap for the WTO

By Aaron Cosbey on November 16, 2009
The impasse in the Doha negotiations offers both grounds for concern about the current regime's model, and the breathing space in which to thoughtfully consider how that model might better serve today's needs. This short book argues that the WTO has committed to sustainable development as one of its basic objectives, and asks what the organization would look like if that objective were rigorously pursued. The answers (that range across areas as diverse as dispute settlement, accession, trade and environment, trade and development, and the negotiation process) identify what needs to be done and what role the WTO should play. The result is a timely roadmap for helping the WTO achieve its full economic, environmental and social potential.

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IISD, 2009