What contribution can trade policy make towards combating climate change?
Ecologic led a study examining the potential contributions that trade policy could make to combating climate change. The objective of the study was to provide Members of the European Parliament with an assessment of the relationships between international trade and climate change, and to identify possible means of using trade policy options to combat the problem. The study examined the economic, policy and legal aspects of the issue and included a quantitative evaluation of carbon dioxide emissions associated with specific traded and EU-produced goods.
The study is a result of the project „Trade policy and climate change“. The project team included Ecologic, Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) and Chatham House.
The study has been published by the European Parliament and is available for download [pdf, 1 MB, English].
R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic, made a presentation of the report before the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade on 27 June 2007.
Keywords: international, trade, WTO, climate, change, EU, policy, European, Parliament, environmental
Citation: Kraemer, R. Andreas; Friedrich Hinterberger and Richard Tarasofsky 2007: What contribution can trade policy make towards combating climate change?, commissioned by European Parliament - DG External Policies of the Union. Brussels: Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Chatham House.
Authors: R. Andreas Kraemer, Friedrich Hinterberger, Richard Tarasofsky
Editor / Publisher: European Parliament
Reference type: Report
Price: 0,00 EUR
Project number: 270-03
Sponsor: European Parliament, DG External Policies of the Union
Table of contents:
7. Executive Summary
9. International Trade and CO2 Emissions
10. Environmental Policy Assessments
11. Trade Policy Assessments
Annex 1. Overview of key data for cost-change estimations
Annex 2. Calculation methodology
Annex 3. Detailed calculations