is a partner in the international research project Concerted Action
on Trade and Enviornment (CAT+E), funded by the European Commission.
conclusion of the Uruguay Round the agenda of the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) the trade and environment policy and research agendas have
grown rapidly in recent years. This expansion created a major area
of research that is attracting researchers in virtually all EU Member
States. CAT+E aims to ensure debate and co-ordination between European
research centres and to draw new participants into the process.
around a series of substantive questions in the area of trade and
environment CAT+E seeks:
- To foster an in-depth debate on the
broad range of issues arising in the trade and environment agenda
involving policy makers, other stakeholders and researchers.
- To hold annual members' meetings and
conferences for three years to develop and focus research in the
trade and environment agenda. The first of these conferences will
be the Conference “Moving forward from Cancún”
on 30-31 October 2003 in Berlin.
- To promote
EU research leadership and improvement of research net-working
and capacity building between EU countries.
further information about the CAT+E project, please visit: www.cat-e.org
is a partner in the international research network "Trade, Societies
and Sustainable Development" - SUSTRA,
financed by the 5th
Framework Programme of the European
Commission - DG Research. Ecologic organized the Workshop "Architecture
of the Global System of Governance of Trade and Sustainable Development"
which took place on 9-10 December 2002 in Berlin.
Brief: The Architecture of the Global System of Governance - The
Nexus between Trade and Sustainable Development - English