Green antitrust

The Limited Promise of Right-To-Repair Reforms

Roy Shapira discusses the problem of wasteful consumerism and society's throwaway culture, arguing that while the "right to repair" movement is important, antitrust policy is unable to address the underlying social and psychological drivers that push consumers to constantly purchase new items and can even hinder bottom-up pressures to reduce waste. Shapira analyzes various policy proposals and legal avenues to help change companies' and consumers' incentives in order to reduce environmentally harmful product obsolescence.

Brazil’s CADE Demonstrates How Antitrust Authorities Can Pursue Sustainability Goals

Antitrust scholars and authorities are debating how antitrust can and should align with green sustainability initiatives. A recent ruling from Brazil’s antitrust authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense, in approving the launch of a commercial platform for agricultural commodity traders to track global supply chain sustainability metrics, presents one case study on how to advance sustainability goals without compromising competition.

Antitrust and Sustainability: An Introduction to an Ongoing Debate

Can sustainability play a role in antitrust enforcement? And should it? Lund University professor Julian Nowag explores the debate around that intersection of sustainability,...