Workshop on trade and environment held by WTO chair holder in Argentina

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A workshop on international trade and environment was organized on 19 to 21 November by the WTO chair holder at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Argentina. The workshop was part of the institution’s postgraduate degree programme in economics and law on climate change.
Seventeen participants from a variety of disciplines (law, economics, political science, journalism and environmental sciences) took part in the workshop, which was taking place for the third time. The sessions were webcast live and were also recorded as a webinar for the benefit of those unable to attend. 
Participants were from Buenos Aires and other cities in Argentina as well as from other countries in Latin America (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Paraguay). They were from a variety of backgrounds, including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, academia, ministries, embassies and international organizations.
The workshop covered various issues, including WTO rules and disputes relating to environmental protection, the Doha Round negotiations on environmental goods and multilateral environmental agreements.