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Woman and child in developing country
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Trade & Environment

Globalisation is the biggest and most controversial trend of our age.

There is much evidence that it enhances wealth, provides the best opportunities for developing countries to catch up with the industrialized world, and offers unprecedented opportunity for skilled individuals. But globalisation has some other impacts – environmental, social and cultural – that make many people rally to oppose it.

It need not be a question of being for or against globalisation. It ought to be possible to find ways of enjoying its benefits while limiting its unwanted effects.

Making sure that trade and environment are mutually supportive – so that provisions to promote each, do not undermine the other – is a crucial part of this.

Ecologic has a draft policy on Trade and Environment. We welcome your comments on it.

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