UNFCCC Nationally Determined Contributions: Climate Change and Trade

UNFCCC Nationally Determined Contributions: Climate Change and Trade

This study seeks to improve our understanding of the relationship between response measures, economic diversification and international trade rules, and accordingly identify the positive opportunities that the current proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agreements brings for diversification and climate change mitigation. In doing so, the study explores the following questions: (i) what are the trade-related response measures included in the INDCs/NDCs and how are these measures designed? (ii) What are the implications of these measures on the economic diversification of the states adopting the measures and on other states? (iii) What is the role of free trade agreements in the mitigation of climate change and how are these agreements constructed in a way to allow a space for the implementation of response measures? Authors: Rana Elkahwagy, Vandana Gyanchandani, Dario Piselli


The full report can be found here:  http://graduateinstitute.ch/files/live/sites/iheid/files/sites/ctei/shared/CTEI/working_papers/CTEI-2017-02.pdf