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Sustainable trade, investment and finance, toward responsible and coherent regulatory frameworks, edited by Clair Gammage, Tonia Novitz

Sustainable development remains a high priority in international politics and commerce. This timely book explores how the contours and facets of economic, environmental and social sustainability are reflected in the legal norms that govern trade, investment and finance. Examining a range of issues arising from private initiatives, national conduct and international organisations, the chapters interrogate the role of powerful global actors in the pursuit of sustainable development: China, the United States and the EU are all recognised as significant actors in a wider context of global partnership. The authors identify and investigate challenges to the realisation of a coherent sustainable development policy, engaging with the complex interactions of international, regional and national mechanisms that pose significant problems for the future of the planet, its people and their prosperity. Offering interdisciplinary insights on legal frameworks through the lens of sustainability, this discerning book will appeal to a range of academics interested in sustainability, trade, investment and finance, while also offering crucial insights for policy-makers into specific areas of regulation
Table Of Contents
Contents: 1. The concept of sustainability and its application in international trade, investment and finance / Clair Gammage and Tonia Novitz -- Part I: Trade law -- 2. Sustainable trade, renewable energy and the WTO / Daniel Szabo -- 3. Social norms in EU-free trade agreements: Justiciable or not? / Clair Gammage -- 4. Increasing the social sustainability of trade agreements in terms of labour standards: Insights from the tpp experience / Franz Christian Ebert -- Part II: Supply chains -- 5. Sustainable global supply chains: From transparency to due diligence / Kasey McCall-Smith and Andreas RuÌ hmkorf -- 6. Regulating sustainability by combining legality verification and market access: Critical reflections on the EU's flegt scheme as 'smart-mix' multi-level regulation for the timber sector / Karin Buhmann and Iben Nathan -- Part III: Content of investment treaties -- 7. Old players, new rules: A critique of the China-Ethiopia and China-Tanzania bilateral investment treaties / Amy Man -- 8. The principle of 'CBDR' in bits to promote sustainable development strategies while combating environmental degradation: A developing country perspective / Shamila Dawood -- Part IV: Investment arbitration -- 9. Human rights obligations in investor-state contracts: Reconciling investors' legitimate expectations with the public interest / Enrique Boone Barrera -- 10. From myopia to flashes of clear vision? Deciding interaction and conflict of treaties in investor-state arbitration after Urbaser v Argentina / Ahmad Ghouri -- 11. Achieving sustainable development objectives in international investment law through the lens of treaty interpretation / Ying-Jun Lin -- Part V: Funding, finance and tax -- 12. Fossil fuels divestment: A strategy for sustainability? / Benjamin J. Richardson -- 13. Creative cocktails or toxic brews? Blended finance and the regulatory framework for sustainable development / Celine Tan -- 14. Apple tax: The core issues / Irene Lynch Fannon -- Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource (380 pages)
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