The Trade-environnment interface: issues lurking behind the North-South tensions

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The perspective of developing countries in the trade and environment debate is investigated, identifying and illustrating the pressing issues for developing countries in the process of multilateral trade liberalisation, and its effect on the environment. The present inequalities between North-South trade, global economic injustices and their responsible connection to free trade are studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-144
Number of pages24
JournalMacquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • economic development -- environmental aspects
  • environmental protection
  • commerce -- environmental aspects
  • sustainable development
  • international economic integration
  • international trade


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