UNITAR, WTI Course Explores Legal and Economic Issues Relating to Trade and Climate Change

15 July 2011: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) concluded the second session of their e-Learning course on Trade and Climate Change. The main objective of the course was to improve participants' knowledge of key legal and economic issues arising from the ongoing climate change debate.

The four-week online course was held from 20 June-15 July 2011, and covered topics such as: the legality under international trade rules of domestic and international trade measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the economic implications for developing countries of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) affecting climate change; and intellectual property protection issues and technology transfer, including their role in mitigation and adaptation strategies. It combined self-study, mentored online discussions, and self-assessments, with the aim of providing participants with training, knowledge sharing and networking in a flexible and cost-effective way. [UNITAR Press Release]