The online data visualisation TREND analytics has been updated! The new version covers more than 280 types of environmental provisions in around 730 trade agreements. The goal of the interactive data tool, created in cooperation with the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, is to improve access to the design, trends and drivers of environmental provisions in trade agreements for academics, decision-makers and civil society. TREND analytics is based on the unique Trade and Environment Database (TREND) developed by Professor Jean-Frédéric Morin, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy at the University Laval, Canada. The online data visualisation was developed in cooperation with DIE.
TREND analytics now includes almost 40 additional trade agreements, such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signed in November 2018 or the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed in March 2018. The data tool also includes new provisions such as references to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Based on TREND, researchers from DIE, including Axel Berger, Clara Brandi, and Jakob Schwab, have published several articles in journals such as World Development, Global Environmental Politics and The World Economy, and are providing policy advice to institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).