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"Moving forward from Cancún"

Conference on the Global Governance of Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development

30-31 October 2003, Berlin

The following programme has been divided into a series of panels which represent the substantive issues addressed at the Cancún negotiations. At the conference, each topic will be addressed from the perspective of the environment and sustainable development agenda.
30 October 2003
8.30 Registration


9.00 Hans-Peter Wittig, Federal Foreign Office - Germany

R. Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy - Germany

  First Session: General Agreement on Trade in Services
9.30 Chair: Lakshmi Puri, UNCTAD

"The WTO Services Negotiations"

Anna Sophie Herken, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour - Germany


"The right to water and trade in services: Assessing the impacts of GATS negotiations on water regulation"
Markus Krajewski, University of Potsdam, Germany

Elisabeth Türk, Centre for International Environmental Law - Switzerland


"Cancún: Victory for Whom? Measuring the Impact of the Fifth Ministerial on Trade in Services"

Elizabeth Benson, Energy Associates - USA

10.30 Questions and Discussion
11.10 Second Session: Investment Liberalisation
  Chair: Detlef Lingemann, Federal Foreign Office - Germany

"Multilateral Investment Rules after Cancún"
Konrad von Moltke, Institute for Environmental Studies - The Netherlands


"Will International Investment Rules Shrink Policy Space for Sustainable Development? Evidence from the Electricity Sector"
Albert H. Cho, World Resources Institute - USA


"Balancing Stakeholder Interest when Investing for the Long Term"

Peter Knoedel, BP Germany - Germany


"Investor rights vis à vis state's right to regulate - the case of Uganda"

Alice Ruhweza, National Environment Management Authority - Uganda

12.10 Questions and Discussion
13.00 Lunch Break
14.30 Third Session: Intellectual Property Rights

Chair: Malte Hauschild, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour - Germany


"The Bilateral IP Agreements"
Jean Frédéric Morin, Unisféra International Centre/Institut du Développement Durable et des Relationes Internationales - Canada/France


"IPRs and Environmental Protection after Cancún"
Christine Godt, Centre for European Policy and Law - Germany


"Global Political Economy of TRIPs Negotiations"
Anitha Ramanna, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research - India


Questions and Discussion

16.10 Coffee Break
16.40 Fourth Session: Multilateral Environmental Agreements and WTO Rules

Chair: Alexandra Wandel, Friends of the Earth Europe


"WTO negotiations on the relationship between MEAs and WTO rules: where do we stand?"

Laurence Graff - European Commission


"The Relationship between MEA's and WTO Rules in the Negotiations on Par. 31i DDA"

Georg Luy, Federal Foreign Office - Germany


"Information Exchange and Observer Status: The World Trade Organisation and Multilateral Environmental Agreements"

Matthias Buck, University of Hamburg - Germany


Questions and Discussion






Reception by the Federal Foreign Office in the Foyer of the Europasaal

Reception address by Otto Lampe, Federal Foreign Office - Germany

End of first conference day




31 October 2003
  Fifth Session : Agriculture Liberalisation

Chair: Heino von Meyer, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


"Integrating sustainable agriculture and rural development with nature conservation in Poland in the light of trade liberalisation"

Dorota Metera and Mariusz Maciejczak, IUCN Office for Central Europe


"Movement Toward Sustainable Agricultural Policies: Cooperative Policy Alternatives to address the Farm Income Crisis"

Kelly Tiller, The University of Tennessee - USA


"Addressing non-trade concerns within the WTO Agreement on Agriculture"

Alexandra González-Calatayud, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - United Kingdom

10.00 Questions and Discussion
10.45 Coffee Break

Sixth Session: Instruments for Consumer Policy


Chair: Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Heinrich Böll Foundation - Germany


"Trade Instruments for Social Policy: An Overview of New Developments"
Joost Pauwelyn, Duke University School of Law - USA


"Precaution through Process in World Trade - Consumer Policy, Environmental and Sustainable Impact Assessments of Trade Policy and the WTO"
Markus Gehring, University of Hamburg - Germany


"Standard Setting: A Force for Sustainable Development or Not"
Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund - USA

Due to scheduling conflicts, Michael Northrop was unable to present this paper at the Conference

12.15 Questions and Discussion

Lunch Break

  Seventh Session: Human Rights

Chair: Malini Mehra, Centre for Social Markets - India


"A tale of two human rights in the WTO: Right to Food and the Right to Health"
Kevin Gray, Royal Institute of International Affairs - United Kingdom


"With a Little Help from my Friends – How a Human Rights Approach Can Advance the Public Interest Agenda in the WTO"
Caroline Dommen, 3D (-> Trade - Human Rights - Equitable Economy) - Switzerland

  Peter Rothen, Federal Foreign Office - Germany

Questions and Discussion

15.40 Coffee Break

Conference Closing


Final discussion "Moving forward from Cancún"

  Chair: Richard Tarasofsky, Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy - Germany
  Lakshmi Puri, UNCTAD
  Konrad von Moltke, Institute for Environmental Studies - The Netherlands
  Eugen Wollfarth, Federal Foreign Office - Germany
  Detlev Brauns, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour - Germany

End of the conference






This conference is part of the international research project CAT+E, funded by the 5th Framework Programme of the European Commission - DG Research.

In co-operation with the Task Force Global Issues of the German Federal Foreign Office.

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