Trade, Environment and Climate Change Webinar - WCP Chair Cairo University, Egypt

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

In recent years, environmental issues gained a particular momentum with the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, changes in atmospheric composition, destruction of biodiversity and scarcity of water and other natural resources. These developments are likely to exert a significant impact on human and natural systems and have many implications such as declining global snow and ice cover, rising sea levels, increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heat waves, heavy precipitation, and storms. Understanding and responding to climate change raises many social, economic and political challenges. Thus, on the occasion of Egypt’s organization of the Climate Change Conference - COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7th to 18th, 2022, the French section of the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences (FEPS) at Cairo University in collaboration with the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne are pleased to organize the Eight Joint Research Workshop on “Environment and Sustainable Development”. This workshop provides a platform for approximately 40 economists (and professionals in related disciplines) from Egypt and France to discuss their recent research work. In addition, it offers a vehicle for networking among researchers from both universities. The organization of this research workshop follows a long-standing cooperation between the two universities, including the agreement of a double diploma (both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels) in economics that strengthen scientific links between the two institutions.

 This year, the workshop is organized with the support of World Trade Organization Chairs Programme (WCP) at Cairo University at the premises of FESP, Cairo University on the 14th and 15th of November 2022. On the 15th of November (09.30-11.00, CET), the WCP of Cairo University organizes a session on "Trade, Environment and Climate Change" that will analyze the following points:

1) To what extent trade policies and specialization of emerging economies can be more environment friendly?

2) What are the implications of such policies on environment-friendly and sustainable cities?

3) What is the role of governmental agencies and international donors to boost these developments.

 More information and registration details to follow.