Book Review: Sustainable Development as a Principle of International Law: Resolving Conflicts between Climate Measures and WTO Law by Christina Voigt

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Book Review

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Sustainable Development, World Trade Organization Regime, Climate Change, Global Trade, Book Review


The phrase ‘mission impossible’ comes to mind when first confronted with
the title of the book. The author seeks to make the case for sustainable devel-
opment as a unifying principle to deal with the seemingly inevitable future
conflicts over climate change measures within the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) regime. In the process, the book introduces three complex topics:
sustainable development, climate change and global trade.