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Proceedings of the International Conference on Trade, Environment and Development: The North-South Dimensions

Publication

Proceedings of the International Conference on Trade, Environment and Development: The North-South Dimensions

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, 1-2 November 2004

"Trade, Environment and Development: The North-South Dimensions" was the topic of the second international conference of the Concerted Action on Trade and Environment (CAT&E). The event was held at the Trippenhuis of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam on 1-2 November 2004.

The conference aimed to provide a forum for the presentation of recent research on various topics related to the nexus between trade, environment and development issues, and for consideration of the implications for policy. The conference was organised in six sessions revolving around six priority issues:

  • Trade and sustainable development: systemic issues;
  • Trade and sustainable development: regional, national, and local case studies;
  • Trade in commodities, including genetically modified organisms;
  • Sustainability Impact Assessment;
  • Genetic resources and intellectual property rights (IPRs); and
  • Market access, including (eco-)labelling.

The two-day conference was attended by over 60 participants from both developed and developing countries.The conference report [pdf, 263 KB, English], including the programme, summaries of the sessions and a list of participants, is now available for download.


Citation

Van Asselt, Harro; Luke Brander and Onno Kuik 2004: Proceedings of the International Conference on Trade, Environment and Development: The North-South Dimensions - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, 1-2 November 2004. International Conference on Trade, Environment and Development: The North-South Dimensions. Amsterdam: Institue for Environmental Studies.

Language
English
Author(s)
Harro van Asselt
Luke Brander
Onno Kuik
Funding
Publisher
Year
2004
Dimension
41 pp.
Project ID
1800
Table of Contents

Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 About the Conference
1.3 About CAT&E
2. Conference proceedings
2.1 Opening
2.2 Trade and sustainable development – systemic issues
2.3 Trade and sustainable development – national and local case studies
2.4 Trade in commodities (including GMOs)
2.5 Technology transfer and investment
2.6 Sustainability Impact Assessment
2.7 Market access and ecolabelling
2.8 Final panel discussion
3. Conclusion
Annex 1. Conference programme
Annex 2. List of participants
Annex 3. The CAT&E network

Keywords
CAT-E, trade, environment, sustainable development, ecologic policy, network,