Roundtable on Issues Related to the Establishment and Activation of National Committees on Trade and Environment

12 to 14 January, 2010 , Beirut

 A. Event Details
Information Note
Agenda
List of Participants
 B. Related Documents


 

SESSION I: OPENING AND INTRODUCTION

1- Overview of Trade and Environment Linkages
الإطار العام لقضايا التجارة والبيئة في المنطقة العربية
Ms. Anhar Hegazi, Director, SDPD, ESCWA

SESSION II: OVERVIEW OF GENERAL TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES

2- General Principles of International Trade related to the Environment
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief, Water Resources Section, SDPD, ESCWA

3- International Environmental Principles and Trade-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
Ms. Hanan Atallah, Research Assistant, Water Resources Section, SDPD, ESCWA

SESSION III: ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND MARKET ACCESS

4(a)- The SPS Agreement
4(b)- The TBT Agreement
4(c)- Conformity Assessment Infrastructure of Developing Country Members- Concerns and Challenges
4(d)-Labeling
Ms. Soha Atallah, National Project Coordinator, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Lebanon

5- Trade Implications of Environmental Requirements
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, SDPD, ESCWA

6- Case Study on the Preparation of a National Food Standard for Zaatar
Mr. Jihad Noun, First Economic Affairs Officer, SDPD, ESCWA

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

SESSION IV: ISSUES UNDER NEGOTATION BEFORE THE WTO



SESSION V: ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF INCREASING INTERNATIONAL TRADE

9- The Results of the Survey on the Establishment and Activation of the National Transport and Trade Facilitation Committees in ESCWA Member Countries
نتائج استبيان إنشاء وتفعيل اللجان الوطنية لتسهيل النقل والتجارة في الإسكوا
Ms. Naela Haddad, First Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Development and Globalization Division (EDGD), ESCWA

10- Trade and Environmental Issues for Energy Systems/Services
Mr. Salah Kandil, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Section, SDPD, ESCWA

11- Sustainability Impact Assessment: A Tool for Decision-Making
Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, SDPD, ESCWA


SESSION VI: PROGRAMMING AND PLANNING

12- Program on Trade and Environment Capacity Building in the Arab Region
البرنامج الإقليمي لبناء القدرات في قضايا التجارة والبيئة في المنطقة العربية
Ms. Jana El-Baba, Research Assistant, Productive Sectors Section, SDPD ESCWA



 

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