Solutions for Sustainability

How the International Trade, Energy and Climate Change Regimes Can Help

  • Rafael┬áLeal-Arcas

Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR)

Also part of the Special Issue book sub series (Spec. Issue)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rafael Leal-Arcas
    Pages 1-16
  3. From the Top Down

  4. From the Bottom Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Rafael Leal-Arcas
      Pages 201-247
    3. Rafael Leal-Arcas
      Pages 249-282
    4. Rafael Leal-Arcas
      Pages 443-470

About this book


This book explores links and synergies between international trade and two of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: achieving sustainable energy (i.e., energy that is affordable, secure, and clean) and mitigating climate change. It takes the unique approach of not only examining how international trade can help achieve energy and climate goals, but also the impact of emerging tools and technologies such as smart grids and demand response, and the potential role and impact of citizens and prosumers. The book analyzes energy- and trade-related regulations in a range of jurisdictions to assess how conducive the regulation is towards achieving sustainable energy, and identifies gaps and overlaps in the existing legal framework.


International trade Sustainable energy Trade regulations Legal framework Environmental protection

Authors and affiliations

  • Rafael┬áLeal-Arcas
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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