A new report on sustainable resource trade and the role of trade policy therein, developed by the UNEP Global Resource Panel, and UNEP- Environment and Trade Hub was launched by UNEP Executive Director Inger Anderson during the WTO Trade and Environment week.
The report revealed that many resource-intensive processes have shifted from high-income importing countries to low-income resource exporting countries, with a corresponding shift in associated environmental burden. The report indicates that appropriate policies are needed to address these adverse impacts of trade and outlines options for policy action at the multilateral and the regional level, in the overall context of a global move towards a circular economy.
The UNEP- Environment and Trade Hub is a partner of the GCRF TRADE Hub, and the report was funded in part by the TRADE Hub.
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