‘This monograph is the first to bring together and critically assess the extensive scholarship and practice on the burning topic of whether domestic climate change legislation can also be imposed on imports. No explicit WTO ruling exists on the matter. Yet, this book shows the way to implement WTO-consistent carbon-related border adjustment. It also uniquely assesses possible negotiated solutions especially in the context of preferential trade agreements. An excellent reference work for students, scholars and legislators concerned about effectively fighting climate change in line with international trade commitments.
– Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
‘Holzer has authored a fine study of how world trade law supervises important actual and potential climate measures. The book skillfully examines the relevant WTO rules and then applies them to various carbon-related border adjustments. The author concludes that some carbon measures may be in conflict with trade rules and makes recommendations for how to head off such conflicts. Her innovative suggestions include recourse to preferential trade agreements.’
– Steve Charnovitz, The George Washington University Law School, US
‘As an important contribution to the literature on this often controversial subject, this book will be of immense value to those studying, or practicing in environmental law.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine