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North American Symposium on Understanding the Linkages between Trade and Environment
11-12 October, Washington DC
 

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER, including photos and Real Audio

bullet CEC's Symposium homepage

bullet North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation


Highlights from Thursday, 12 October

On the Thursday, 12 October, the second day of the North American Symposium on Understanding the Linkages between Trade and Environment, panel discussions were held on: NAFTA's Transportation and Manufacturing Impact on the Environment; The Services and Public Sector and the Environment; and Next Steps: Policy Responses to Environment-Trade Links

Photo (left to right): Symposium Chair Pierre Marc Johnson, Regina Barba, JPAC, Konrad von Moltke, IISD, Durwood Zaelke, CIEL, Raul Arriaga Beccerra, SEMARNAP, Jeffrey Schott, International Institute for Economics, and Janine Ferretti, CEC


Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from Symposium Chair Pierre Marc Johnson (left)

Statement from Raúl Enrique Arriaga Beccerra (right), Coordinator of the Transitional Team for Mexican-President Elect Vicente Fox (

Janine Ferretti, Executive Director, Commission for Environmental Cooperation


Session 4: NAFTA's Transportation and Manufacturing Impact on the Environment

Sheila Holbrook-White, Texas Citizen Fund, and Chair Gustavo Alanis, Presidente, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental A.C.

In his opening remarks, Chair Gustavo Alanis Ortega (right)

(galznis@cemda.org.mx)

NAFTA Transportation Corridors: Approaches to Assessing Environmental Impacts and Alternatives (Sierra Club and Sheila Holbrook-White, Texas Citizen Fund, with technical support from WWF-US)

Sheila Holbrook-White, Texas Citizen Fund (scouttxca@aol.com)

 

Mexico's Manufacturing Exports and the Environment under NAFTA

Claudia Schatan, Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) (cschatan@un.org.mx)

Discussants Bob Currey, Center for Environmental Resource Management-University of Texas at El Paso, and Deron Lovaas, Sierra Club,

Bob Currey, Center for Environmental Resource Management-University of Texas at El Paso (bcurrey@utep.edu)

Deron Lovaas, Challenge to Sprawl Campaign, Environmental Quality Program, Sierra Club (deron.lovaas@sierraclub.org)

www.sierraclub.org/sprawl

A reporter asks a question during the question and discussion session


Session 5: The Services and Public Sector and the Environment
Jake Caldwell, Program Coordinator for Trade and te Environment, National Wildlife Federation, Vera Kornylak, Staff Attorney, Arizona Center for Law and Public Interest, and Takis Plagiannakos, Ontario Power Generation,

Chair Steve Charnovitz, Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (scharnovitz@wilmer.com)

Dale Andrew (left), OECD, presented the paper on Methodologies for Evaluating the Environmental Effects of Services Trade Liberalization (dale.andrew@oecd.org)

Takis Plagiannakos (right), Ontario Power Generation, presented the paper entitled Will Free Trade in Electricity Between Canada the US Improve Environmental Quality? (takis.plagiannakos@ontariopowergeneration.com)

Relationship between Wastewater Treatment and NAFTA

Vera Kornylak, Staff Attorney, Arizona Center for Law and Public Interest (vkornylak@aclpi.org)

Discussant Jake Caldwell, Program Coordinator for Trade and the Environment, National Wildlife Federation (caldwell@nwf.org)

Discussant Philip Raphals, Director, Helios Center for Strategic Energies (Raphals@centrehelios.org)

Closing Session: Next Steps: Policy Response to Environment-Trade Links
Konrad von Moltke, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Session Chair Durwood Zaelke, President, Center for International Environmental Law
Session Chair Durwood Zaelke, President, Center for International Environmental Law (dzaelke@ciel.org)

Lessons for Public Participation

Regina Barba, Chair, Joint Public Advisory Committee (elrasa@dfl.telmex.net.mx)

Examining the Implications to Trade Policy from Environmental Reviews

Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Economics (jschott@iie.com)


Examining the Implications for Environmental Policy from Environmental Reviews

Konrad von Moltke, Senior Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (konrad.vonmoltke@dartmouth.edu)

In the ensuing discussion, a Mexican trade representative comments on the panel discussion

Pierre Marc Johnson and Regina Barba

Related Links

bullet Symposium homepage bullet The CEC’s Analytic Framework for Assessing the Environmental Effects of NAFTA
bullet North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation bullet Research papers and Abstracts
bullet Draft Agenda bullet Report of Informal Workshop of Experts and Government Officials on Environment and Trade, 13 December 1999

bullet Linkages homepage

bullet SD coverage of WTO high-level symposia, 15-18 March 1999

bullet SD coverage of WTO Symposium of NGOs on Strengthening Complementarities between Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development 17-18 March 1998

 

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