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WTO Trade and Environment Committees Discuss Environmental Goods, Ecolabels and Transport [viewed]

9 November 2010: Three recent meetings on trade and environment held at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters have continued existing discussions on: the relationship between multilateral agreements and the WTO; the definition of environmental goods and ecolabels; and the challenges of controlling transport emissions from a trade perspective.

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Event: WTO Trade and Environment Meetings [viewed]

Three environment-related meetings will take place on 8-9 November 2010: (i) on 8 November 2010, the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTESS) will hold an open-ended informal meeting on all three elements under Paragraph 31 of the Doha Development Agenda; (ii) the WTO Secretariat will organize a Workshop on the Linkages between Trade, Transport and the Environment in the morning of 9 November 2010; and (iii) the Committee on Trade and Environment in Regular Session (CTE Regular) will meet in the afternoon of 9 November 2010.  

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UNEP and Partners Co-Organize Conference on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) co-organized a conference titled "Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Developments and Opportunities," which took place from 14-15 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WTO Discusses Carbon Footprint Initiatives [viewed]

29 September 2010: The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade and Environment Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland, and exchanged views on national experiences in carbon footprint schemes.

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Event: WTO Committee on Trade and Environment [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will discuss experiences with product carbon footprint schemes.  

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WTO Public Forum Debates Sustainable Energy Use and Carbon Footprint Standards [viewed]

17 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-17 September 2010, included stakeholders in discussions on policies to promote sustainable energy use, as well as measuring, pricing and standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

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WTO Public Forum 2010 Opens [viewed]

15 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is taking place from 15-17 September 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, around the theme "The Shaping Forces."

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Event: WTO Public Forum 2010 [viewed]

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Public Forum 2010 is organized under the heading "The Forces Shaping World Trade." The Forum provides an opportunity for governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, businesses and students to come together to discuss issues regarding the multilateral trading system. The programme features a panel on "Beyond Border Carbon Adjustment Measures: Standards, Labelling and the Issue of Emission Allowances," and another on "Key Issues in Trade, Development and Climate Change."  

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WTO Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services Continue [viewed]

1 July 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services continued during a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment Special Session (CTE-SS), with proposals to include carbon capture and storage (CCS), natural gas and biofuels among environmental goods.

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APEC Energy Ministers Focus on Low-Carbon Energy Security [viewed]

19 June 2010: The ninth meeting of the Energy Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened in Fukui, Japan, on 19 June 2010, under the theme "Low Carbon Paths to Energy Security: Cooperative Energy Solutions for a Sustainable APEC," and agreed to improve energy efficiency and increase the clean energy supply in the APEC region.

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