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Online Tool: TREND Analytics

TREND analytics ist ein gemeinsames Projekt des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) sowie Jean-Frédéric Morins, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy / Laval University. Es ist im Rahmen des Klimalog Projekts entstanden.

Das Online-Tool basiert auf einer umfassenden Datensammlung durch Jean-Frédéric Morin:  Die TRade and ENvironment Database (TREND) analysiert über 300 unterschiedliche Umweltklauseln aus den Gesamttexten von rund 630 Handelsabkommen (Preferential Trade Agreements, PTA) seit 1945. Mit TREND analytics machten das DIE und Jean-Frédéric Morin diese Datensammlung für ein breites Publikum aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft zugänglich und nutzbar.

TREND analytics bietet seinen Nutzern eine Übersicht beschlossener Umweltklauseln in bilateralen und regionalen  Handelsabkommen seit 1945. Gleichzeitig ermöglicht es, tief in die Vielfalt einzelner Umweltklauseln einzutauchen. Das macht dieses Online-Tool einzigartig.

Wissenschaftlicher Stab


Trade elements in countries’ climate contributions under the Paris agreement
Brandi, Clara (2017)
Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (Issue Paper March 2017)

Mapping the trade and environment nexus: Insights from a new dataset
Morin/Dür/Lechner (2017)
Working paper (forthcoming)

Towards “Greening” Trade? Tracking Environmental Provisions in the Preferential Trade Agreements of Emerging Markets
Berger/Brandi/Bruhn/Chi (2017)
Discussion Paper 2/2017

TPP Environmental Commitments - Combining the US Legalistic and the EU Sectoral Approaches
Morin, JF and G. Beaumier (2016)
ICTSD BioRes, April 2016.

Trade Agreements as Vectors for the Nagoya Protocol's Implementation
Morin, J-F and M. Gauquelin (2016)

Trade Negotiations and Climate Governance -The EU as a pioneer, but not (yet) a leader
Morin, J-F, N. Michaud and C. Bialais (2016)
IDDRI Issue Brief, no 10/16, 4 p

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“Good policy requires good data. Tools such as TREND analytics help make it easier to visualize, comprehend and access data on environmental provisions in bilateral and regional trade agreements. It complements the information available in the WTO Environmental Database and will assist researchers, policy makers and other interested stakeholders to navigate often complex trade-related environmental provisions.”

Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

“TREND analytics offers new insights at the intersection of trade and the environment, providing a basis for promoting mutually supportive trade and climate regimes.”

James Bacchus, Chair of Global Practice at Greenberg Traurig

“The trade and environment nexus is a fascinating topic which merits more in-depth empirical analysis.TREND analytics offers a rich empirical basis for further research. This innovative online visualisation tool helps academics to delve into the increasing complexity of environmental provisions in trade agreements.”

Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zurich

“Nowadays free trade agreements are about so much more than traditional trade. With the surge in agreements signed over the past 20 years, often analysts and decision-makers find it hard to synthesise relevant information. The Trade & Environment Database (TREND) with its wonderful online visualisation tool fills this gap. Making the underlying data available as well, TREND analytics will support the next generation of research on the trade and environment nexus.”

Simon Evenett, University St. Gallen

“Trade should be harnessed to foster environmental protection, and sustainable development more broadly – and TREND analyticscan help achieve that goal.”

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

“The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda has brought new prospects for making trade work for environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and human well-being.  The Environment and Trade Hub of UN Environment encourages trade negotiators to make full use of TREND analytics to ensure trade agreements meet these objectives.”

Anja von Moltke, Head of the Environment and Trade Unit at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

“One of the salient features of today’s international relations is that formerly distinct policy areas increasingly overlap. TREND analytics helps researchers, policy-makers and campaigners to understand and analyse the diverse uptake of environmental provisions in trade agreements.

Teresa Ribera, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

“TREND analytics offers open-access knowledge that supports efforts to promote policy coherence between trade, the environment and sustainable development.”

Achim Steiner, Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

TREND analytics

TREND analytics – how to use it

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For more information on the database, the codebook as well as more publications by Jean-Frédéric Morin and its team, visit: