Image: German Development Institute / Deuschts Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
TREND analytics is a joint project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Jean-Fréderic Morin, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy / Laval University. It has been developed within the project Klimalog.
The online tool is based on a comprehensive dataset developed by Jean-Frédéric Morin: The TRade and ENvironment Database (TREND) tracks more than 300 different environmental provisions relying on the full texts of about 630 preferential trade agreements (PTAs) signed since 1945. With TREND analytics DIE and Jean-Frédéric Morin together make this database accessible and useble for broader audiences, including policy-makers, academics and the civil society.
TREND analytics is unique. It offers its users not only a birds’ eye perspective of the uptake of environmental provisions in bilateral and regional trade agreements over time. It also offers various ways of zooming into the great diversity of this environmental provisions.