Topic: Trade and Environment Law
To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies (Principle 8, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development)-
In light of the above principle, examine the role of process and production methods (PPM)to promote sustainable production and consumption for sustainable development. Critically evaluate the GATT/WTO approaches toward process and production methods and its implications for promoting sustainable production and consumption in the context of sustainable development. In your answer, please consider the relevant trade principles, rules and policies, interpretation of the rules and policies in case law in regards to PPM.