Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 February 2022
WTO rules must preserve the natural world by protecting ecology and promoting a circular economy. Animal life must be respected, and wildlife trade must be restricted. New rules are required to help prevent deforestation; help make the mining of metals sustainable; eliminate restrictions on trade in raw materials; and support sustainable land use and water use and sustainable agriculture. New rules must also help facilitate sustainable consumption and production, including by providing trade solutions to plastics pollution.