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MEDIO AMBIENTE: CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO — 8 DE DICIEMBRE DE2010

Esferas de intersección entre el comercio y la mitigación del cambio climático

The TED Division of the WTO Secretariat held a side-event on areas of intersection between trade and climate change mitigation. The event provided an overview of WTO rules and activities that are relevant to climate change mitigation and discussed ideas on ways to further enhance the mutual supportiveness between trade and climate change.

8 December 2010 from 14:00 to 18:30

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14:00 – 14:15 Introductory Remarks
  • Vesile Kulaçoğlu, Director, Trade and Environment Division, WTO

 

14:15 – 15:30 Current Developments in Domestic Climate Mitigation Measures

Carbon footprinting and energy efficiency labelling schemes and relevant WTO rules and activities

  • Nigel Jollands, Head of Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Ludivine Tamiotti, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
    Presentation

Price-based instruments and relevant WTO rules and activities

  • Michael Grubb, Chair, Board of Climate Strategies
  • Ludivine Tamiotti, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
    Presentation

 

15:30 – 16:00 Contribution of Trade-opening to Access to Climate-Friendly Goods
  • Vesile Kulaçoğlu, Director, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
    Presentation
  • Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, WTO
    > Presentation

 

Coffee Break (16:00-16:30)

16:30 – 18:30 High Level Roundtable: How Can Tensions between Trade and Climate Change Agendas be Avoided?

Fiona Harvey, Financial Times (Chair)

  • Beatríz Leycegui, Under Secretary for International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
  • Peter Govindasamy, Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
  • Björn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Henry Derwent, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

 

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