Wednesday, 13.12.2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

How to make International Trade Policy Supportive of the Paris Agreement

Trade rules and environmental protection should be made mutually supportive, in particular with a view to climate change.

This side event seeked to improve the understanding of the interface between trade and climate change policy in the context of the adoption of the Paris Agreement 2015, to discuss a set of general regulatory options for trade and climate policy makers to pursue wwere discussed, institutional and procedural aspects of future interactions between the regimes of the UN, WTO and regional free trade agreements elaborated and the role of Argentina and the EU for bringing about mutual supportiveness highlighted.

Speakers: Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, SWP/Climate Strategies; H.E. Cyrus Chu, Permanent Representative of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu to the WTO in Geneva; Madelaine Tuininga, Head of Unit for Trade and Sustainable Development, DG Trade, EU Commission; James Bacchus, Chair of Global Practice, Greenberg Traurig.

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