Integration & Trade Journal: Volume 14 : No. 30 : January-June, 2010

Jul 2010
The IDB's Integration & Trade Journal includes articles on the different aspects of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, on hemispheric integration and, furthermore, on similar processes in other parts of the world. This issue addresses the topic of climate change, and more specifically, its links with economic development and international trade. The first section of this issue includes presentations from the IDB Conference "Development in a more hostile climate," held in Washington, D.C. in 2009. The second section includes four essays on the consequences of climate change, from different but supplementary viewpoints. Included are a discussion of the links between international trade, climate change and sustainable development; the consequences of climate change within the current context of global production; comparative advantages for adopting low-carbon economic growth patterns; and, lastly, the adoption of national policies that favor low-carbon production and consumption models in Latin America and the Caribbean.