Course on Trade and Climate Change takes place at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A three-day course on Trade and Climate Change took place 13th-15th December 2018, as part of the Postgraduate Program on Law and Economics of Climate Change at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The course was held in coordination with the WTO and was attended by the WCP chair holder for Argentina, Professor Valentina Delich. The course focused on the Paris Agreement and its rulebook, its trade-related aspects and the linkages with WTO rules, and institutional role (including the recent leadership dialogue and joint publication with UN Environment "Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience"). It also addressed recent efforts in the Committee on Trade and Environment to advance the mutual supportiveness between trade and environmental policies, the relationship between WTO rules, and multilateral environmental agreements and disputes relating to environmental protection at the WTO. The course was attended by 30 participants from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, United States and Uruguay. The sessions were webcast live for the benefit of those unable to attend in person.