Sustainable development in the Eu-Mercosur agreement:

past, present… and the future?


  • Gisela Soledad Escobar González


Mercosur; EU; Sustainable.


Our research is based on the Chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development of the Strategic Association Agreement reached between MERCOSUR and the European Union (EU) in 2019, first of all we show history and a review of the normative bases of both integration schemes as well as the development they achieved in matters related to sustainable development. The objective of the work is study the difficulties and convenience of this agreement mainly for MERCOSUR in relation to economic development and sustainable development, with the possibility of changing the current production process in order to guarantee compliance with the environmental requirements that this agreement demands, fundamentally that they are consistent with the proposals and objectives of the European Green Deal. Likewise, the work will take into account the studies carried out by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in relation to the effects of climate change in both regions. At the end, the current situation of the agreement is described and a solution proposal is made.