Rosalie Gauthier Nadeau is a double diploma candidate for the International Relations MSc at Université Laval's Hautes Etudes Internationales and the International politics MSc at Bordeaux's Institut d'Etudes politiques. She holds a bachelor's degree with honors in Public Affairs and International Relations from the Université Laval.
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- International Environmental Law
- Trade and Environment Linkages
- International Relations
- International Public Law
- Canadian Foreign Policy
Current research project
Master's thesis: The operationalization of the precautionary principle in international environmental agreements
Morin, J-F and R. Gauthier Nadeau (2017) "Environmental Gems in Trade Agreements: Little-known Clauses for Progressive Trade Agreements", CIGI Papers no 148.
Trade agreements contain an increasing number of environmental provisions. Some of these provisions now relate to precise environmental issues, such as biodiversity or hazardous waste management. Certain trade agreements even devote entire chapters to environmental protection. However, the rate of innovative environmental clauses per agreement has declined over the years. This paper draws attention to some of the lesser-known provisions encountered in five agreements or fewer. These “legal one-hit wonders” do not often reach the billboard, despite their uniqueness and creativity. The objective of this paper is to put the spotlight on them in the hope of contributing to the diffusion of best practices, providing negotiators with ideas to emulate in future trade agreements. It also reveals some of the weak spots in the interplay between trade and environment.