The debate about how best to manage the interplay between trade, industrialization and the impacts of both on the global environment continues to rage, particularly in the context of the introduction and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. This book deals with a number of important issues surrounding the debate about trade and the environment, but places particular emphasis on the process of EU enlargement.
The first two chapters, by prominent American scholars, present the case for and against the Kyoto Protocol. The authors go on to review the broader trade-environment debate by undertaking a critical analysis of the interplay between current WTO and EU economic policies and how they conflict with policies aimed at environmental protection. The third part focuses on EU accession economies and discusses how EU policies can best strike a balance between environmental improvements and economic development in those countries. Finally the book reviews the impact of economic transition on environmental policies in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.
This book will be of great interest to scholars interested in the trade-environment debate and will be a valuable resource for international environmental policymakers.
Edited by John W. Maxwell, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, US and ZEI, Germany and Rafael Reuveny, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, US
Contents: 1. Introduction Part I: The Trade-Environment Debate in Context: The US Decision on Kyoto 2. The Kyoto Protocol: A Flawed Concept 3. You're Getting Warmer: The Most Feasible Path for Addressing Global Climate Change Does Run through Kyoto Part II: Trade and Environmental Policies 4. Trade, the Harmonization of Environmental Policy and the Subsidiarity Principle 5. Trade and the Environment in the Perspective of EU Enlargement 6. Can Environmental Regulations be Compatible with Higher International Competitiveness? Some New Theoretical Insights Part III: Environmental Policy Concerns in the Context of EU Enlargement 7. Environmental Implications of EU Enlargement: Lessons from the Southern Member States and Preliminary Evidence from Poland 8. Strategic Environmental Policies with Foreign Direct Investment: Implications of European Enlargement 9. External Actors and their Prospective Roles in Environmental Cleanup in Central and Eastern Europe 10. How Can Economies in Transition Pursue Emissions Trading or Joint Implementation? Part IV: Economic and Environmental Policies in Transition Economies 11. Energy and Sustainability in Central Europe: A Decade of Transition in Review 12. Reorganization of Environmental Policy in Russia: The Decade of Success and Failures in Implementation and Prospective Quests 13. Policy in Transition: A New Framework for Russia's Climate Policy Index