The World Trade Organisation General Council established the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment on 31 January 1995. The predecessors of this Committee are the GATT group on Environmental Measures and International Trade and the Sub-Committee on Trade and Environment of the Preparatory Committee of the World Trade Organisation. The WTO Committee has already discussed a wide range of issues involved in the "greening" of free trade. Its work reflects the definition of environmental protection as constituting an element of global free trade.
Work on this article was completed on 1 August 1995.European Energy and Environmental Law Review