Regional Workshop on Trade and Environment Capacity Building
25 27 March 2006
Sultan Qaboos University Muscat, Oman

 
WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS
Agenda

Information Note
List of Participants
Workshop Photos
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


25 March 2006
SESSION I OPENING SESSION


Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources
League of Arab States
United Nations Environment Program/Regional Office for West Asia
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


SESSION II ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND MARKET ACCESS

Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Benjamin Simmons, UNEP/ETB

Examining the Legal and Policy Relationship between Environmental Requirements and Market Access
Mr. Alexey Vikhlyaev, UNCTAD

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

Eco-labelling
Mr. Basel Al-Yousfi, UNEP/ROWA



SESSION III SUBSIDIES AND DOMESTIC SUPPORT

Subsidies, domestic support & implications for trade & environment policy-making
Mr. Ronald Steenblik, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Examining the Fisheries Sector
Mr. Hamed Al-Oufi, Sultan Qaboos University



26 March
SESSION IV INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS TRAINING

Southern Agenda on Trade & Environment: Priorities for the South
Mr. Adil Najam, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Negotiations Training
Mr. Adil Najam, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy



SESSION V NEGOTIATIONS SIMULATION

Negotiation Simulation Exercise with Workshop Participants
Mr. Adil Najam, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy



27 March
SESSION VI SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT (SIA)


Understanding SIA Methods and Analytical Tools
Mr. Clive George, Impact Assessment Research Centre, University of Manchester

SIA of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area: Findings and Recommendations
Mr. Clive George, University of Manchester and Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, ESCWA

Integrated Assessment of the Lebanon-EU Association Agreement: Olive Oil Sector
Mr. Hassan Harajli, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon and Mr. Benjamin Simmons, UNEP/ETB



SESSION VII FORMULATING POLICIES & POSITIONS

Perspectives on Challenges and Proposed Actions in the Arab Region
Mr. Ahmed Hamza, League of Arab States

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

Regional Priority-Setting: Interactive Discussion to Identify Regional Priorities

Next Steps (Request by Countries for National Roundtables/Topics for Studies)
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, ESCWA

Closing

 

 

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