Inclusion, Transparency, and Enforcement: How the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement Fails the Sustainability Test

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  • Laura Kehoe
  • Tiago N.P. dos Reis
  • Patrick Meyfroidt
  • Simon Bager
  • Ralf Seppelt
  • Tobias Kuemmerle
  • Erika Berenguer
  • Michael Clark
  • Kyle Frankel Davis
  • Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen
  • Katharine Nora Farrell
  • Helmut Haberl
  • Thomas Kastner
  • Katie L. Murtough
  • U. Martin Persson
  • Alfredo Romero-Muñoz
  • Chris O’Connell
  • Viola Valeska Schäfer
  • Malika Virah-Sawmy
  • Yann le Polain de Waroux
  • Joseph Kiesecker
Trade agreements could help to protect human rights, critical ecosystems, and the climate—but only if sustainability becomes a cornerstone of international trade. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement fails to meet our three tenets of sustainable trade agreements: (1) inclusion of local communities, (2) transparency mechanisms to trace commodities and provide open-access information, and (3) enforcement to legally uphold sustainability commitments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOne Earth
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2020

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