Friday, October 19, 2007

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and WTO

Mr. Vicente Yu, Coordinator- Global Governance for Development Programme, South Centre recently published an article on the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA)-WTO relationship. According to Mr. Yu, the desire to clarify the MEA-WTO relationship is not a new one. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992 and the Uruguay Round trade negotiations from 1986 to 1994 sought to clarify the relationship between MEA trade measures and the rules of the multilateral trading system.

The articles appears as a chapter (Chapter 13) in the IISD-ICTSD-RING Trade and Environment Resource Book which was launched on 4 October 2007.

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