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Published: 17 June 2021

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780198831341

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Crafting Trade and Investment Accords for Sustainable Development

Athena's Treaties

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

  • Explores how trade and investment accords can be used to promote more sustainable development
  • Discusses the innovative ways in which States are integrating environmental and social considerations into trade and investment treaties, especially in recent regional accords
  • Considers process changes such as ex-ante impact assessments to identify and avoid social and environmental effects, inter-agency collaboration mechanisms, and transparency and public participation measures
  • Provides useful insights for the negotiation of trade and investment agreements that take sustainable development seriously, for the interpretation of trade and investment treaties, and for ongoing WTO negotiations