Regional Seminar on Trade and Environment
20 November 2006
League of Arab States Cairo, Egypt

 
SEMINAR DOCUMENTS
Agenda
List of Participants
Related Studies and Links

Environmental standards and competitiveness of key economic sectors (E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4) (Also available in Arabic)

International agreements and Trade Issues: Environment (E/ESCWA/GRID/2003/32) (Arabic)

The Achievements in Agricultural Issue Negotiations in the Doha Round and Expected Impact on Market Access for Arab Agricultural Exports (E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/3) (Arabic)

The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Production and Exports in the Food Processing, Garment and Pharmaceutical industries in Selected ESCWA Member Countries (E/ESCWA/ED/2001/14)

Effects of Trade Liberalization on Agriculture in Lebanon (UNEP)

Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area (SIA/EMFTA) (Also available in Arabic)

Southern Agenda on Trade and Environment (Project outputs)

Trade and Environment for Sustainable Development, CD-ROM, 2005 (MedPolicies Initiative ‎of the METAP, ESCWA and World Bank) (Contact ESCWA for copies)‎

 

CONTACT

Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane
Acting Team Leader.
Technology & Enterprise Development Team
Sustainable Development & Productivity Division

chouchanicherfane@un.org


PRESENTATIONS



SESSION I   OPENING SESSION AND OVERVIEW



Opening Speech

Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development: Priorities for the South
Mr. Mark Halle, Institute for International Sustainable Development

Doha Work Programme
Mr. Mohsen Helal, ESCWA

Trade-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Mr. Ayman Eltalouny, UNEP/ROWA


SESSION II   ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INCREASING MARKET ACCESS


General Principles and the Impact of Environmental Requirements on Key Sectors in the Arab Region
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, ESCWA

Environmental Considerations Affecting Trade in Agricultural and Agro-industrial Goods within the Arab Region
Mr. Atef Idriss, Middle East North Africa Food Safety Associates (MEFOSA)

Tools for Assessing the Impact of Liberalizing Environmental Goods and Services
Mr. Robert Hamwey, UNCTAD

Reference list of Arab Environmental Goods (in Arabic)
League of Arab States


SESSION III   POLICY COORDINATION AND PRIORITY SETTING ON TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT


Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
Mr. Clive George, University of Manchester

Trade and Environment Decision-Making in the Arab Region
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, ESCWA

 

DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO JCEDAR:

Progress Report of the Regional Program on Trade and Environment Capacity Building in the Arab Region PDF | POWERPOINT

Outcomes of the Regional Seminar on Trade and Environment PDF

 


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