Free Trade and Environmental Partnership
As part of the Annual Foreign Policy Conference 2005 of the Heinrich Boell Foundation on European Neighbourhood Policy, R. Andreas Kraemer moderated the session on "Free Tade and Environmental Partnership" on 3 June 2005.
The speakers were:
- Margareta Wolf, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
- Martin Rocholl, Director, Friends of the Earth
- Felix Christian Matthes, Coordinator for Energy and Climate Protection, Öko-Institut e.V.
- Amal Al-Dababseh, Coordinator, GEF’s Small Grants Programme project "Communication to Enhance Sustainable Development for Local Communities”, Jordan
- Miranda Schreurs, Professor on Environment and Politics, University of Maryland
The moderated discussion dealt with the following key questions:
- Are a trans-European free trade zone and the concerns of sustainable development in direct conflict with one another?
- What experiences are to be derived from the environmental component of the Barcelona Process, amongst others the participation of civil society?
- What would an energy-securing and nature-protecting energy partnership with the neighbouring countries look like?
- What financial instruments are needed and which are available?