Benefits Of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

September 12, 2021

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In addition, the main agreements to facilitate the overview have also been grouped according to general environmental issues, in accordance with the structure of the site plan. In the undeclared results, we appreciated our specifications with simultaneous values, but with a balanced panel of countries that are observed each year. This has also resulted in negative estimated coefficients for trade agreements. We then distributed the dummy variable of the agreement in order to identify two different types of trade agreements: single-use agreements, the generalised system of preferences largely granted by industrialised countries to developing countries, and reciprocal agreements in which both parties grant the same concessions and market access. These results show that the negative effects of the variables of a single trade agreement are due to unilateral agreements. Unilateral trade preferences are rarely granted by countries in the immediate vicinity. In other words, they are rarely granted by countries that share shared resources and that, given the distance between them, are less likely to enter into environmental agreements. The estimated coefficient of reciprocal agreements is always positive and significant. These results are available upon request. Egger, P.

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Journal of Public Economics, 102(1), 37-50. We look at the economic factors that lead to multilateral environmental agreements, focusing on the likelihood of two countries entering into an agreement, as well as the number of agreements they share, using a universe close to agreements. Two countries have more of an agreement and more of them, when they are economically larger and of a similar economic size, closer to each other, have a preferential trade agreement and multiply trade. The results are strongest in the case of agreements involving a small number of countries, in line with the assumption of shared resource management agreements. Concern and problems related to urban areas and the environment in general have put these issues at the top of the agenda of many bilateral and multilateral meetings. . . .

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