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제목 Trade Laws of Nature: Biodiversity Provisions and the AfCFTA (CSIS) 기타 2021-11-24



Trade Laws of Nature: Biodiversity Provisions and the AfCFTA

 

 

 

 

 

November 22, 2021

Emily Benson

 

 

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are expected to do more than merely establish a trade area between cooperating states. There is mounting pressure for deals to address issues from gender inequity to climate change by including non-trade provisions, and biodiversity is a key topic that FTAs can help regulate. Although contemporary agreements have incorporated biodiversity clauses, the recent African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement does not. But it should. The need for robust environmental protections is rooted in Africa’s abundance of diverse ecological resources. Home to 20 percent of the world’s plant and animal species and higher rates of carbon capture than the Amazon via its intact rainforest and jungle ecosystems, the continent is prime for protecting the natural capital from which an average of 30 to 50 percent of the region’s total wealth is obtained. Trade in biodiversity-derived products made up nearly $78 billion of goods exported by AfCFTA members and regional states in 2017, further underpinning the economic importance of the region’s natural resources and the need to protect their ecosystems and assets with all tools available, including the AfCFTA.

 

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