Trade and Environment: Looking beneath the Sands of Doha?
Progress on trade and environment is too often judged by the lethargic pace of the Doha negotiations or of the work of WTO's Committee on Trade and Environment. IISD's Mark Halle offers a more optimistic picture. By looking at the changes in mood and attitude over the decade of WTO's existence, and by examining the way the WTO's dispute settlement body has dealt with environmental issues, he demonstrates that environmental thinking has in fact progressed in the WTO in encouraging ways. This article was published in the Journal of European Environment and Planning Law.