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The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the key issues for negotiation at the Qatar Ministerial meeting and well beyond. Resolving these issues is a precondition for the launching of a new round of multilateral trade negotiations -- something considered critical by many WTO member governments in order to ensure a stable multilateral trading system that fully represents the interests of developing countries. [READ MORE...]
Gary P. Sampson worked at UNCTAD from 1975-1983. From 1984-86 he was Senior Fellow in Economic Policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia and Professorial Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University. In 1987, he was appointed Director at the GATT and in 1995 Director at the WTO. He is on leave from the WTO. He holds the posts of Professor of International Economic Governance at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the United Nations University and Visiting Academic at London School of Economics. He teaches on a regular basis at the Melbourne Business School and INSEAD in France. He has written extensively on areas relating to international economic governance.
W. Bradnee Chambers is a Fellow and Coordinator of the Multilateralism and Sustainable Development Programme (MSD) of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University, Tokyo. He specializes in public international law and works on environmental treaty and international economic legal issues.
Introduction and Overview
- Trade and Environment: Strengthening Complementarities and Reducing Conflicts
- Trade and Environment: How Real is the Debate?
- Breaking the Deadlock: A Positive Agenda
- Environmental Governance at the WTO: Outreach to Civil Society
- The WTO Dispute Settlement System
- Fishery Subsidies and the WTO
- Improving the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitory Standards
- Environmental Labeling Schemes: WTO Law and Developing Country Implications
- The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, the Committee on Trade and Environment, and Eco-labeling
- The Precautionary Principle
Environmental Treaties and Trade: Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System
Daniel C. Esty
David K. Schorr
Arthur E. Appleton
Doaa Abdel Motaal