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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas contributes a chapter to a collection of essays on international trade and climate change published by Yale University

10 March 2020

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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has contributed a chapter for Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law & Policy to a collection of essays, Cool Heads in a Warming World: How Trade Policy Can Help Fight Climate Change.

“Written by some of the top researchers and practitioners in the field of international trade and global sustainability, this research delivers legal and policy analysis that explores how a transformed trade regime might reinforce rather than undermine the global climate change agenda and Sustainable Development Goals efforts.” Quote from Trade and Climate Change.

“Cool Heads in a Warming World: How Trade Policy Can Help Fight Climate Change explores the many ways in which the international trading system intersects with the Paris Agreement—and how it might be engaged to help advance a low-carbon global economy. With insights applicable to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as trade law and policy more generally, Cool Heads features fresh perspectives and cutting-edge analysis from leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world." Quote from Cool Heads in a Warming World: How Trade Policy Can Help Fight Climate Change.

The chapter written by Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas is titled “Power to the People: From Top-Down to Bottom-Up Approaches”.

Professor Leal-Arcas has been working on the links between international trade and climate change for a decade now. He authored the first book ever on the links between climate change and international trade, CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2013; 512 pages; ISBN-13: 978 1 78195 608 3; ebook ISBN: 978 1 78195 609 0.