WWF eyes opportunities for greening trade
A website promoting the use of sustainability assessments of trade and investment policies was unveiled on Friday by environmental group WWF. The site looks at how policy makers and stakeholders can improve decision making by assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts of existing and proposed investment plans and trade liberalisation agreements. Case studies include assessments of major bilateral and multilateral free trade deals. The sustainability impacts of liberalisation of specific sectors is also covered, with case studies looking at the European freight industry and Mediterranean agriculture. See "Balanced trade" website.
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