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Compliance, Enforcement and Dispute Settlement in MEAs and the WTO



Dates: 26 June 2001

Location:
GENEVA, Palais des Nations, map in pdf format [ 35 KB ]

Online Documents:
Preliminary Participants' List as at 25 June in pdf format [ 81 KB]
Annotated Agenda in pdf format [20 KB ]
Joint WTO-UNEP Background Paper in pdf format [ 150 KB ]

Description:

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.

Aim:
A results-oriented meeting to help strengthen MEA implementation and to enhance the mutual supportiveness of MEAs and the WTO.

Related documents:

Chairman's Summary in pdf format [ 49 KB] from "Enhancing Synergies and Mutual Supportiveness of MEAs and the WTO", 23 October 2000.

Chairmen's Summary 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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