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Issues and Considerations for Negotiating a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement

Issues and Considerations for Negotiating a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement

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In this paper, Gary Hufbauer and Jisun Kim examine the conditions necessary for achieving a credible, low cost alternative to fossil fuel-based energy, placing an emphasis on how trade policy can be used to spur development in the sector, and the key issues that need to be addressed in order to accomplish a sustainable energy trade agreement (SETA).
In this paper, Gary Hufbauer and Jisun Kim examine the conditions necessary for achieving a credible, low cost alternative to fossil fuel-based energy, placing an emphasis on how trade policy can be used to spur development in the sector, and the key issues that need to be addressed in order to accomplish a sustainable energy trade agreement (SETA).

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Issues and Considerations for Negotiatinga Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement
May 2012ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable EnergyGary Hufbauer & Jisun KimPeterson Institute & POSCO Research Institute
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Issues and Considerations for Negotiatinga Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement
May 2012ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable EnergyGary Hufbauer & Jisun KimPeterson Institute & POSCO Research Institute
ICTSD
 
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International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)International Environment House 27 Chemin de Balexert, 1219 Geneva, SwitzerlandTel: +41 22 917 8492 Fax: +41 22 917 8093E-mail: ictsd@ictsd.org Internet: www.ictsd.orgPublisher and Director: Ricardo Meléndez-OrtizProgrammes Director: Christophe BellmannProgramme Team: Ingrid Jegou, Mahesh Sugathan, Joachim Monkelbaan
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This paper has been informed by research and dialogue on trade in environmental goods and services (EGS),specifically the symposium “A Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement” that was co-organized by the PetersonInstitute for International Economics together with ICTSD and the Global Green Growth Institute on 7 November2011 in Washington DC, USA.The authors wish to acknowledge Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Richard Samans, Ingrid Jegou, Mahesh Sugathan,Joachim Monkelbaan and all the participants of the above-mentioned SETA symposium.This paper has been produced under the ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change Trade and Sustainable Energyand as a joint initiative of ICTSD, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Peterson Institute for InternationalEconomics. ICTSD wishes gratefully to acknowledge the support of its core and thematic donors, including:the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development CooperationAgency (SIDA); the Netherlands Directorate-General of Development Cooperation (DGIS); the Ministry of ForeignAffairs of Denmark, Danida; the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway;Australia’s AusAID; the Inter American Development Bank (IADB); and Oxfam Novib.For more information about ICTSD’s Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy, visit ourwebsite at http://ictsd.org/programmes/climate-change/ ICTSD welcomes feedback and comments on this document. These can be forwarded to Mahesh Sugathan atsmahesh@ ictsd.chCitation: Hufbauer, Gary; Jisun Kim;
Issues and Considerations for Negotiating a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement;
ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy; International Centre forTrade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland, www.ictsd.org.Copyright ICTSD, 2012. Readers are encouraged to quote and reproduce this material for educational, non-profitpurposes, provided the source is acknowledged. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-No-Derivative Works 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/bync-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco,California, 94105, USA.The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views ofICTSD or the funding institutions.ISSN 2225-6679

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