Trade and Sustainable Development: A Survey of the Issues and a New Research Agenda

By David Runnalls, Aaron Cosbey on October 3, 2001
Trade agreements are now becoming a very important element in the transition towards sustainable development.

Trade and Sustainable Development offers a common dialogue embracing the concerns for economic developments and environmental integrity. The sustainable developments framework also brings to the table poverty, equity and community-critical issues of well-being that are not currently part of the trade-environment discussion.

Trade and Sustainable Development is essential reading for those interested in international trade, the environment and global development.

Resolving existing conflicts will ensure that international trade fosters, rather than frustrates, sustainable development.

Publication details

IISD, 2001