Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO
Show Less

Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO

Edited by Geert Van Calster and Denise Prévost

This Handbook provides state-of-the-art analysis by leading authors on the links between the international trade regime and health and environment concerns – concerns that make up an increasing proportion of WTO dispute settlement. Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO surveys fields as diverse as climate change mitigation, non-communicable diseases, nanotechnology and public health care. The volume brings to the fore the debates and complexities surrounding these issues and their implications for the international trading system.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 18: Emission trading schemes and WTO law: a typology of interactions

Javier de Cendra de Larragán


The relationship between Emission Trading Schemes (ETS) and WTO law has been intensively analyzed in the literature in recent years. For quite some time, analysis was either limited to rather theoretical studies or to examining the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Moreover, the literature has generally focused on the relationship by looking at one particular ETS and one particular WTO agreement. This is changing, due to the increasing number of ETS that are being proposed or adopted. Moreover, this trend has led to the realization that ETS can in practice look very different indeed from each other, and certainly from the ‘textbook’ ETS. This should not come as a surprise, given that domestic legislators have to try and accommodate many different and sometimes opposing interests and concerns when designing an ETS.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.