Environmental conditionality in Eu-Latin America trade relations
Keywords:ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONALITY; AGREEMENTS; TRADE RELATIONS.
The purpose of this paper is to verify whether it can be ascertained a policy of “environmental conditionality” in EU trade relations with Latin American countries, aimed to environmental promotion and to improve sustainable development. It analyses both agreements and unilateral acts in order to define the characteristics and the efficacy of such a policy. The paper reaches the conclusion that environmental conditionality, even being a soft form of conditionality, can prove to be an effective formula to induce third countries to improve environmental protection.