The WTO and the Greening of World Trade: A look at WTO Jurisprudence

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dc.contributor.author Blay Sam en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:01:35Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000309 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Blay Sam 2004, 'The WTO and the Greening of World Trade: A look at WTO Jurisprudence', Thomson Lawbook Co, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 27-43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0813-300X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/975
dc.description.abstract The World Trade Organization (WTO) epitomises the triumph of economic liberalism in multilateral trade relations. However, the image of the WTO in the world of the environmentalist is not a positive one. In classical liberal economic thought, the fundamental objective of international trade is the elimination of trade barriers and the maximisation of international output within a competitive framework, based on the ideals of comparative advantage. For most environmentalists, there is a mutually self-assured destructive relationship between liberalised world trade and sustainable exploitation of resources. While the "environmental exceptions" in the WTO system provide an avenue for protecting the environment from the adverse impact of trade, they are far from comprehensive. More important, the exceptions must be understood within the context of the overall "mission" of the WTG. The WTO is first and foremost a trading organisation. One cannot expect the WTO to protect the environment any more than one can expect the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to promote trade. en_US
dc.publisher Thomson Law Book Co en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title The WTO and the Greening of World Trade: A look at WTO Jurisprudence en_US
dc.parent Environmental and Planning Law Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 21 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 43 en_US
dc.cauo.name School of Law en_US


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