Brexit talks: The trade deal pitfalls to avoid

Negotiations on a UK-EU trade deal are under way after weeks of stalemate. While green groups fear the consequences should parties fail to strike an agreement, commentators warn that trade deals are fraught with difficulties for the environment.

by Adam Branson
Trade deals are fundamentally economic instruments with historically little consideration for green issues. Photograph: SOPA Images/Getty Images
Trade deals are fundamentally economic instruments with historically little consideration for green issues. Photograph: SOPA Images/Getty Images

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