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Climate and Energy Matters in Trade Agreements: Options for TTIP

Climate and Energy Matters in Trade Agreements: Options for TTIP

1 October 2015
Session at the Public Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Several recent regional trade agreements (RTAs) include provisions on clean energy and on climate action. They may take the form of concrete commitments of reductions of tariffs or non-tariff barriers, or of commitments on institutional collaboration. Many RTAs also contain institutional provisions which are also of relevance to the implementation of existing environmental, including climate-related, commitments. As such, they constitute important opportunities for trade policy to contribute concretely and positively to a scale-up of clean energy and foster climate action.

This session will explore experiences from various RTAs to draw lessons with regard to the potential risks and benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in relation to climate mitigations and enhanced use of renewable energies.  TTIP will also be put in the context of international energy trade governance.

The panel is held as part of the annual Public Forum of the WTO, on 1 October 2015, 17.00 – 18.30, Room W, WTO Building, Geneva.

For more information please contact: Christiane Gerstetter