This article will first discuss the type of cooperation that MERCOSUR provides for negotiation of trade and environmental policies. Comparison with the NAFTA illustrates the limited range of MERCOSUR initiatives beyond trade policies and its defense within general inter-American development debates. Second, the article offers a profile of current Southern Cone environmental challenges. Third, the article lays out MERCOSUR's environmental policies and the paucity of progress made in adequately addressing those environmental challenges.
The Environmental Challenge of the Common Market in South America: REMA Under MERCOSUR, 29 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.