IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Trade Regime: Exploring options for CITES and preventing future pandemics
The International Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Geneva's Faculty of Law are excited to announce the second webinar in their new, joint series on trade and sustainability issues.
Held on September 23, 2020, at 3 PM CEST / 9 AM EDT, the webinar was devoted to trade, biodiversity, wildlife, and natural resources, taking a technical view of the different agreements that operate in this space, while linking these issues to the wider context of the COVID-19 crisis and public health. The speakers took a deep dive into the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), and the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreements.
The webinar featured Sofie H. Flensborg, Legal Adviser at the CITES Secretariat, and Gabrielle Marceau, Professor at the University of Geneva, as speakers. Soledad Leal Campos, Senior Policy Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, served as moderator.
The event recording is available below and on IISD's YouTube channel.
IISD at the WTO's Trade and Environment Week: A Stakeholder Perspective on Trade, Environment, and Sustainable Development
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is actively involved throughout the World Trade Organization's Trade and Environment Week, scheduled from November 16 to November 20, 2020.
IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Public Procurement, and Trade Policy: Trends, challenges, and development implications
This joint IISD-UNIGE webinar explored what the rapidly growing field of voluntary sustainability standards could mean for trade policy and public procurement, especially in developing and least developed countries.
Short answers to big questions on the WTO and the environment
On Friday October 16, 2020, IISD will be participating in an online book launch organized by the World Trade Organization on the environment and the multilateral trading system.
IISD at the Geneva Trade Week
IISD is pleased to be supporting the organization of the Sustainability stream of the Geneva Trade Week, being held by the Geneva Trade Platform at the Graduate Institute between September 28 and October 2, 2020.