Summary: Trade Law Implications of Procurement Practices in Sustainable Energy Goods and Services


by ICTSD

Issue Paper

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This sheet is a Q&A based summary of the issues paper “Trade Law Implications of Procurement Practices in Sustainable Energy Goods and Services,” by Alan Herve and David Luff, produced by ICTSD, in collaboration with the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Global Green Growth Institute.

Government procurement can be a powerful tool for positive environmental change by creating a market for environmental goods and services. At the same time, procurement policies will need to be designed and implemented in a manner that does not discriminate against trading partners. The issue paper explains how a possible Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement could spur reform while ensuring a level playing field in procurement markets for producers of sustainable energy goods and services worldwide.

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