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COMMERCE ET ENVIRONNEMENT: ATELIER SUR LES BIENS ET SERVICES ENVIRONNEMENTAUX — 23-25 SEPTEMBER 2009

Atelier sur les biens et services environnementaux

Du 23 au 25 septembre, le Secrétariat de l'OMC a organisé un Atelier sur les biens et services environnementaux à Genève (Suisse). L'objet de cet atelier était d'aider les Membres à mieux comprendre les questions qui se posent dans le cadre du mandat défini au paragraphe 31 iii) de la Déclaration ministérielle de Doha, y compris les aspects relatifs au développement, sans préjudice des négociations actuellement menées par la Session extraordinaire du CCE.

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The Workshop included speakers from governments, the private sector and international organizations with relevant expertise in the area of Environmental Goods and Services. It therefore provided a platform for an interactive exchange among delegations and experts on key issues of relevance to the CTESS mandate.

  

Programme

Partie I: Developing Markets for Environmental Goods and Services: Overview of Key Environmental Categories
  
Mercredi, 23 septembre 2009  haut de page
  

 

Speakers Biographies

 

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14.30-14:45

Opening Remarks by Mr. Harsha V. Singh, WTO Deputy Director General

 

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The first part of the workshop provided an overview of key Environmental Goods and Services categories, namely: Renewable Energy, with a particular focus on Wind and Solar Energy; Solid and Hazardous Waste Management; Water and Waste Water Treatment; and Air Pollution Control and Environmental Technologies.

 

The various sessions included speakers from governments, private sector and international organizations with relevant expertise, who were invited to address issues such as: What are some of the goods and technologies of particular importance under this category? What are their environmental benefits? What characterizes trade in this sector? What are the market drivers at the country and/or international level? What is the potential for growth in that sector? What has been the role of supportive policy measures in promoting market deployment, production and exports? What are the main non tariff barriers (NTBs) faced by exporters and how can they be overcome?
  

14.45-18:00

Renewable Energy

 

Résumé

 

Moderator: Mr. Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

 

Speakers:

  • Mr. Ralph Sims, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, International Energy Agency (IEA) and Professor of Sustainable Energy, Director, Centre for Energy Research, Massey University, New Zealand
    Présentation
      
  • Ms. Veena Jha, Expert, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
    Présentation

Wind

  • Prof. Mohamed S. El-Sobki, Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program, Industry Modernization Center, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Egypt
    Présentation
      
  • Mr. Chintan Shah, Head, Strategic Business Development, Suzlon Energy Ltd, India
    Présentation

Q&As

 

Solar

  • Dr. Moses Ikiara, Executive Director, Kenyan Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Environment for Development in Kenya
    Présentation
      
  • Mr. Dylan Tudor-Jones, Managing Member, Solar Heat Exchangers, Chair of the Solar Water Heating Division of the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA)
    Présentation

Q&As
  

   

Jeudi, 24 septembre 2009 haut de page

14:30-16:30

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

 

Résumé

 

Moderator: Mr. Pierre Portas, President, Waste Environment Cooperation Centre

 

Speakers:

  • Ms. Katharina Kummer Peiry, Executive Secretary, Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal
    Présentation
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  • Ms. Marba Visagie, Deputy Director Environment, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
    Présentation
      
  • Dr. Jean Bogner, President, Landfills Plus Inc., Research Professor at University of Illinois, Chicago, United States
    Présentation

Q&As
  
  

16:30-18:00

Water and Waste Water Treatment

 

Résumé

 

Speakers:

  • Ms. Chizuru Aoki, Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC)
    Présentation
      
  • Dr. Suda Bunduwongse, General Manager and Senior Environmental Engineer, Aquathai Co. Ltd, Thailand
    Présentation

Q&As
  

  

Vendredi, 25 septembre 2009 haut de page

10:00-11:30

Air Pollution Control and Environmental Technologies

 

Résumé

 

Moderator: Mr. Pedro Roffe, Senior Fellow, ICTSD

 

Speakers:

  • Mr. XU Qinghua, Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment Protection, China
    Présentation
      
  • Prof. Shozo Kaneko, Kaneko Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Présentation
      
  • Mr. Peter Bruijns, President, Biorem Technologies, Canada
    Présentation
      
  • Mr. Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Trade, General Electric
    Présentation

Q&As
  

  

Partie II: Improving Access to Green Goods and Technologies to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals  haut de page
  

11:30-13:00

This session focused on development related aspects of trade in Environmental Goods and Services, especially on the issue of technology transfer. Speakers were invited to present their perspective on the particular needs of developing countries in this regard and to discuss concrete actions that may contribute to building domestic capacity of developing country Members with respect to green goods and services. The session addressed some of the main drivers of technology transfer in relation to specific examples of environmentally sound technologies.

 

Résumé

 

Speakers:

  • Mr. Heinz Leuenberger, Director, Environment Management Branch, UNIDO
    Présentation
      
  • Mr. Muthukumara S. Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Sustainable Development Department, World Bank
    Présentation

Q&As