FEEM Re3: “The Relaunching of Negotiations on Green Goods and Services: Any Breakthrough in Sight?”
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The Bali agreement last December has given new hopes that the WTO is not dead. The announcement that negotiations on the reductions of tariffs on environmental goods are to resume gives hope that the triple win outcome of the Doha round – for trade, development and the environment—might materialize, at least partly. Or does it? This article by Jaime de Melo and Mariana Vijil, Fondation pour les Études et les Recherches sur le Développement International, argues that unless the field of negotiations is widened, the initiative will not help much.