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PPI | Policy Report | July 18, 2020
A Third Way on Trade and Globalization
By Jenny Bates and Greg Principato
The real choice is not whether to participate in the global economy, but how to shape that participation. By making a strong case for trade, by finding effective ways to deal with the legitimate issues raised by skeptics, and by crafting a domestic policy framework that helps people adapt and succeed, we have that opportunity.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2020
Clean Trade
By Jenny Bates and Debra S. Knopman
Protecting the environment doesn't mean stifiling trade, it means setting rules.

PPI | Briefing | November 1, 2020
Addressing Environmental and Labor Issues in the World Trade Organization
By Steve Charnovitz
As the World Trade Organization (WTO) convenes in Seattle this month, it should begin to address the link between trade and labor and environmental concerns. By dealing forthrightly with these issues, the WTO can improve public support for freer trade and enhance its own status as a coherent and trustworthy instrument for global economic governance.

DLC | The New Democrat | May 1, 2020
These Ties Will Bind
By Gary Burtless, Robert Z. Lawrence, Robert E.Litan, And Robert J. Shapiro
The trouble with tying trade to labor and environmental standards.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2020
Workers and the Environment: Trading Up
By The Editors
Trade, environment, and labor are the iron triangle of today's distorted globalization debate. Locked in a conflict whose persistence serves no one, these interests have also restrained progress on their own agendas.

The Environmental Forum | Article | February 24, 2021
After Seattle: Can Trade and the Environment Support Each Other?
By Jenny Bates and Debra S. Knopman
In today's global economy, trade and the environment are intertwined. Fortunately, the ultimate aim of both trade and environmental policy is the same -- an increased standard and quality of life. The real question is how to make sure that a cleaner environment does come about as trade expands, as it inevitably will do.

PPI | Backgrounder | October 1, 2020
Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the World Trade Organization
By Jenny Bates
Exempting Multilateral Environmental Agreements that meet certain conditions from World Trade Organization challenge would indicate that the WTO system supports multilateral attempts to protect the environment, would encourage future MEAs in other areas, and would help rebuild support for the WTO system among mainstream environmentalists.

PPI | Fact Sheet | October 1, 2020
Foreign Direct Investment and Its Environmental Consequences
By Chase Huntley
Some commentators claim that restricting foreign investment in developing countries is the only way to protect the environment. The evidence, however, overwhelmingly supports development as a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for improving environmental protection.

PPI | Talking Points | October 1, 2020
Trade and the Environment
There are two key principles to an enlightened position on reconciling trade and the environment. Trade agreements should not be used to direct environmental policy and they should also not be used to undermine domestic environmental laws.

Admin | Memo | October 28, 2020
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