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C-EENRG Fellows shape guidance on green industrial policy and trade

last modified Nov 27, 2017 09:42 AM

In a new report on green industrial policy and trade, commissioned by the Partnership for Action on Green Economies (PAGE: UN Environment, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR), Professor J. Vinuales and several C-EENRG Fellows explore the use of trade-related instruments as tools to transition to an inclusive green economy.

The report covers six trade-related policy instruments (border measures, support schemes, standards, sustainable public procurement, provisions in trade agreements, and employment-related schemes) and it is intended as a tool-box for governments, policy-makers and negotiators. 

The tool-box is based on insight from prior C-EENRG research, namely that transition policies are likely to conflict with international trade and investment rules as they exist today and, as a result, there is a pressing need to assess the room for such policies as well as to make the necessary adjustments to the relevant rules.