20 Dec 2023
El Desarrollo Sostenible en los Acuerdos de Inversión Suscritos por Chile (Sustainable Development in Chile‘s Investment Agreements)
Article by Dr Rodrigo Polanco, WTI Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Academic Coordinator, Advanced Master Programmes, published in Revista Justicia Ambiental, N° 15 (Diciembre 2023), pp. 117-157. Open Access. Original language: Spanish.
This article describes the sustainable development provisions found in general in international investment agreements, as well as those that explicitly refer to environmental and labour standards. In turn, it examines in detail Chilean international investment agreements and their sustainable development provisions, both in bilateral investment promotion and protection agreements and as part of free trade agreements and compares them with the inclusion of these provisions in international investment agreements worldwide.
Considering that Chile is one of the leading countries in the negotiation of trade agreements and, at the same time, has made a strong public commitment to promote sustainable development, in the conclusion, we propose some recommendations for future negotiations or renegotiations of Chilean international investment agreements to include more provisions on sustainable development.
About the author
Dr Rodrigo Polanco, WTI Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Academic Coordinator, Advanced Master Programmes