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Ending Tariffs on Green Goods Will Show Free Trade Can Fight Climate Change

Posted August 12, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(James Bacchus – The Guardian)

The supposed choice between economics and environment is false, tariff cuts on green goods are a good move

Our economic future cannot be separated from our environmental future. Advocates for trade must understand this and seize the perfect opportunity to prove that freer trade can combat climate change and contribute to more overall sustainability.

Freeing trade and fighting climate change are often portrayed as separate causes, ever at odds, working at cross-purposes, while contributing unavoidably to inevitable trade-offs between economic growth and environmental preservation. The two causes are pursued in separate silos of global concern through separate negotiations employing separate policy and legal languages. Read more here.