Trade and Green Industrial Policy

Questions that were the focus of this area of research

  • What lessons from industrial policy can be applied to “green industrial policy"? More specifically, what lessons can be applied to the support of renewable energy sectors?
  • What strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats can identified by comparing and contrasting green industrial initiatives that are currently underway in Spain, Germany and China?
  • Is there a need to discuss waivers or exceptions to, or agreed interpretations of,  trade law, and amendments to investment law, to leverage constructive green industrial policy and limit the deployment of destructive green industrial policy?
  • To what extent does lobbying by special interest groups have an impact on the level of biofuel usage?
Updated: 2014-02-18