PUBLISHED 2011-08-30

ENTWINED to participate at WTO Public Forum 2011

ENTWINED is invited to participate at the WTO Public Forum ""Seeking answers to global trade challenges", scheduled on 19-21 September 2011 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. IISD has secured a slot in this year WTO Public Forum for a workshop on “Advancing Trade and Environment in the Absence of Negotiations"
The topic of this workshop relates closely to the research IISD is conducting under ENTWINED, in which it has examined the challenge of strengthening WTO accountability for advancing towards the sustainability goal formulated in its preamble. The project has looked at accountability mechanisms in the Multilateral Environmental Agreements and believes there are some lessons to be learned for the WTO. The environmental negotiations under the Doha Round have been unimpressive; now that these seem to be ending in disappointment, this session will look at imaginative ways to advance key environmental goals through means other than negotiation in the context of a multilateral Round.

The session will be held on Wednesday 21 September at the WTO, from 11.15 to 13.15. Learn more about the WTO Public Forum here.

Updated: 2011-09-22