- Date: 01/12/2020, 10:00-12:00
- Location: WEBEX
On 2 October, during his hearing in the European Parliament, Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis announced a possible Trade and Climate initiative in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
This Civil Society Dialogue will outline in more detail the Commission’s proposal on the possible trade and climate initiative in the WTO and will allow for an exchange of views with the EU Civil Society Organisations.
In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, this initiative aims at advancing environmental sustainability in a coherent and overarching manner, ensuring that multilateral trade rules support the global transition towards a climate neutral and resilient economy.
The Commission aims at a broad multilateral initiative with several building blocks. Primarily, it could focus on facilitating trade in goods and services that mitigate climate change. The initiative could also encompass other building blocks such as development, transparency on domestic measures, and enhance the role of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment.
Head of Unit, Multilateral Trade and Sustainable Development Policy, Green Deal, Conflict Minerals, DG Trade, European Commission
Deputy Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
- Presentation by the Commission
- Discussion with Civil Society Organisations
The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.
- Communication on trade and environmental sustainability, 17/11/2020
- Non-paper on possible trade and climate initiative in WTO, 27/11/2020
- Presentation trade and climate initiative, 01/12/2020
- Meeting report, 03/12/2020
- World Trade Organisation
- Live streaming available
- Trade topics
- Sustainable development
- Event type
- EU Trade Dialogue with Civil Society
- Directorate-General for Trade
This Civil Society Dialogue will outline in more detail the Commission’s proposal on the possible trade and climate initiative in the WTO.