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A Nordic research agenda on environment and trade

2004

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This represents a significant shift from the early days of the trade and environment debates, when most research centred testing the linkages by exploring the direct impacts of trade and trade policy on the environment, corresponding with an evident maturing of the debates. [...] A rise in the capacity and importance of large developing country voices in the WTO system, in part hastened by the accession of China and evidenced inter alia by the formation of the G20. [...] The increasing evidence of divergence of the interests of the large and small developing countries in the WTO negotiations. [...] But the missing element is solid analysis of the environmental implications, particularly given the importance of agricultural practices for the state of the environment world wide. [...] The survey showed a great deal of this type of research already being done, but almost all of it is concentrated in the areas of scale and structural impacts, and most of that in the agricultural sector.

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sustainable development agriculture environment european union government politics environmental governance sustainability economy governance research international trade trade agreements markets diplomacy international relations negotiation wto uruguay round trips doha development round treaty doha negotiations asia-pacific economic cooperation environmental law, international pollution havens

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