Enforcement and Dispute Settlement in MEAs and the WTO
Dates: 26 June 2001
Location: GENEVA, Palais des Nations, map
in pdf format [ 35 KB ]
Preliminary Participants' List
as at 25 June in pdf format [ 81 KB]
Annotated Agenda in pdf format [20
Joint WTO-UNEP Background Paper in
pdf format [ 150 KB ]
Jointly organized by UNEP's Division of Environmental Conventions
(DEC), Division of Environmental Policy (DEPI) and the Economics and
Trade Unit (ETU) in collaboration with the WTO. Will address complementarities
and differences between the compliance, enforcement and dispute settlement
systems of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and the World
Trade Organization (WTO).
The meeting will focus on:
- concrete examples of where trade or WTO rules can enhance or inhibit
compliance with and enforcement of MEAs;
- concrete examples of how the reliance on negotiation, conciliation
and soft-law compliance mechanisms in MEAs have proven to be effective
in MEA implementation;
- developing inputs for discussions taking place on international
environmental governance in the context of preparations for the World
Summit on Sustainable Development.
A results-oriented meeting to help strengthen MEA implementation and
to enhance the mutual supportiveness of MEAs and the WTO.
in pdf format [ 49 KB] from "Enhancing Synergies and Mutual
Supportiveness of MEAs and the WTO", 23 October 2000.
in pdf format [ 49 KB] from Berlin High-level Meeting on Environment,
Sustainable Development, and Trade, "Developing Mutually Supportive
Trade and Environment Policies", 20-22 March 2001.
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