This article examines the issue of climate change policy and international trade law. While conventional wisdom may have predicted that conflicts in trade law would emerge through climate-related protectionist measures, such as carbon tariffs on imports from countries with less stringent controls on greenhouse gas emissions, the authors point out that government support for climate-friendly technologies has in fact emerged as the primary battleground. The authors examine two recent disputes—between the United States and China and between Japan and Canada – over green subsidies and their implications for the future of clean energy.
Environmental Law | International Trade Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Daniel M. Firger & Michael B. Gerrard,
Climate Change and the WTO: Expected Battlegrounds, Surprising Battles,
Daily Env't Rep.
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