The innovative and interactive online trend analytics tool, based on the Trade and Environment (TREND) database, which traces nearly 300 different environmental provisions in the texts of approximately 630 PTAs, offers new ways to go further and conduct research to provide detailed information on the interaction between trade and the environment and to provide a new insight into a series of relevant policy discussions. This briefing paper summarizes the latest research findings on the basis of TREND and provides a new overview of these issues and political discussions at the interface of international trade and the environment. World Environment Day: Sustainable trade according to COVID-19: Can we do better? – 4 June 2020 Regional trade agreements (RTA), which include bilateral and multi-bilateral trade agreements, free trade agreements, economic partnerships and other trade liberalization agreements between countries, have increased significantly over the past decade. Countries are increasingly using these trade agreements for environmental cooperation by integrating environmental legislation into the RTA. First, we need to improve our understanding of the specific development of these new rules and the policy initiatives associated with them by the signatories of the ATP. What drives the inclusion of environmental legislation in trade agreements? What are the most innovative agreements and which countries are the most innovative in integrating environmental legislation into the EPZs? What are the more common environmental provisions than others in the following ATPs? Brief Answers to Key Questions on the WTO and the Environment – 16 October 2020 Analytical Reports: OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers Environmental protection measures are available in different forms and forms. In accordance with WTO rules, members can, as CONFIRMed by WTO jurisprudence, adopt trade-related measures to protect the environment under certain conditions. Last but not least: What are the consequences of environmental legislation? Does the inclusion of these provisions in the EPZs help the parties implement national environmental legislation? Regular Committee on Trade and the Environment The Committee on Trade and the Environment is the permanent forum for dialogue between governments on the impact of trade policy on the environment and environmental policy on trade. The committee established in 1995 followed a comprehensive work program. This report examines the evolution of the application of environmental legislation in regional trade agreements and identifies factors that may explain the existence or absence of these provisions. The report builds on the work of the OECD Joint Group on Trade and the Environment (JWPTE) and contains the results of an informal survey of delegates. Analysis of environmental legislation in ATRs shows an encouraging upward trend.

While basic services remain the most common types of ATR, the incidence of more material provisions has increased significantly in recent years. Of these, environmental cooperation is the most common species. Several factors may have contributed to this development. These include countries that are expanding their political mandate for ATRs, including. B provisions on compliance with multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and a general accumulation of experience in the application of environmental legislation.