Cool Heads in a Warming World: How Trade Policy Can Help Fight Climate Change

Edited by Daniel C. Esty and Susan Biniaz

 

World leaders came together in 2015 to reinvigorate the global commitment to advance sustainability in general and to address the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in particular. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change calls on all nations to limit average global temperature increases, improve resilience to climate change impacts, and deliver financial flows in support of a decarbonized future. The Paris Agreement cannot, however, succeed without the help of other parts of the global governance regime, including most notably the organizations that manage international trade and economic interdependence. 

Cool Heads in a Warming World: How Trade Policy Can Help Fight Climate Change explores the many ways in which the international trading system intersects with the Paris Agreement—and how it might be engaged to help advance a low-carbon global economy. With insights applicable to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as trade law and policy more generally, Cool Heads features fresh perspectives and cutting-edge analysis from leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world.

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