The global community has been for some time debating the linkages between trade and environment. It has come to the conclusion that integrating environmental considerations into the trading system is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Decision-makers at all levels need to fully understand how to do this if they are to develop balanced policies that promote development, allivate poverty and help achieve sustainable use of natural resources. This handbook meets this need. It takes complex subjects and presents them in clear and simple language. This approach enhances its usefulness as both a practical resource and reference guide.